Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) sees increasing opportunities for the further expansion of its industrial customer business. This includes an extensive range of state-of-the-art industrial production solutions for third-party customers, primarily from the mechanical engineering sector and comparable industries with complex mechatronic products. Here, customers include start-ups with innovative products as well as major corporations. Heidelberg intends to grow further in this environment with its comprehensive services as a system supplier for the industry.
This includes the entire range of services offered by the foundry in Amstetten, which with a capacity of up to 85,000 tons of castings is one of the most efficient in Europe. In the field of mechanical processing, Heidelberg offers individual parts, small batches, series production, or customized production solutions as a highly qualified partner. In the company’s assembly department, mechanical products or complex assemblies, including electronic components and optimized processes, are offered from a single source. To this end, Heidelberg industrializes and assembles customers’ products as a system provider and supplements this assembly service with other modules such as logistics services, service, and spare parts management. For the growth segment of electronics, tailor-made control, and power electronics as well as automation solutions – from the assembly of printed circuit boards to the construction of complex devices and systems – are available.
“With the industrial customer business, we are increasingly establishing Heidelberg with its comprehensive technological competencies in new growth markets,” said Ludwin Monz, chief executive officer of Heidelberg. “In this way, we are also making our technological expertise available in a targeted manner for new markets outside the print industry.”
With major global uncertainties due to the armed conflict in Ukraine and pandemic-related
disruptions to international supply chains, more and more companies are looking at ways to shift their supply chains to more local solutions. For European production sites, for example, this means reviewing further relocations or reverse relocations from Eastern Europe. This would then also have a positive impact on the CO2 footprint. Heidelberg is also noticing this trend among third-party customers in the industrial customer business with increased demand in the foundry field, for example. Heidelberg benefits from this by offering the manufacture or production of sophisticated castings.