Jordi Invests in technology from Koenig & Bauer

A future-oriented investment

(left to right): Tim Jordi , Daniel Enggist, Peter J. Rickenmann and Gabriel Jordi

Jordi AG, one of the providers of digitalization and sustainability in the print industry, has recently installed an eight-colour Rapida 106 X from Koenig & Bauer with a perfecting unit for 4-over-4 production and an additional coater for inline finishing eight-colour Rapida 106 X with a perfecting unit for 4-over-4 production and an additional coater for inline finishing.

Jordi’s managing director Gabriel Jordi said “We have been building up our print expertise for more than 120 years now to ensure that we will still be here to serve our customers in the future.” Tim Jordi, operations manager adds “In the hands of our team of printers, the future-oriented, high-performance technology from Koenig & Bauer, which is backed by excellent engineering, outstanding digitalization solutions, and top service, establishes a solid foundation for successful production at a reliably high level.”

According to a press release, Jordi’s goals and its specific print portfolio formed the basis for a detailed evaluation process that was conducted between several leading manufacturers. This process served to pinpoint the production solution best suited to satisfying the company’s future requirements.

Use of innovative technologies

The 3B-format Rapida 106 X (max. sheet format 740 × 1,060 mm), which was manufactured to German quality standards at the Koenig & Bauer plant in Radebeul near Dresden, is highly automated for the shortest possible makeready, delivers excellent print quality and is packed with features that enable Jordi to maximize energy efficiency without compromising on productivity.

The operating concept TouchTronic with its AutoRun functionality for autonomous production of a prepared job list implements all the very latest standards. The fast and precise QualiTronic ColorControl inline measuring and control system, which scans and evaluates every single sheet, in combination with QualiTronic PDFCheck (comparison with a pre-press PDF and subsequent sheet inspection during actual production) allows enhanced quality to be achieved, errors to be detected at the earliest possible moment, and waste to be reduced. Automatic PDF comparison also makes quality control activities much easier for the printers, according to the press release.

The overall portfolio of technologies, the enormous performance increases that can be expected, and the extremely fast makeready of the Rapida 106 X convinced the team at Jordi that this was the right investment decision. What’s more, the team is more than satisfied with Koenig & Bauer’s competent team of Swiss technicians and project engineers and appreciates the modern service concept and 24/7 remote maintenance function.

Connecting past and present

Maria and Friedrich Jordi, the great-great-grandparents of today’s managing director Gabriel Jordi and his brothers, established the company in former stables in Belp in 1897. The family business has continued to develop over the generations. The past 30 years have witnessed a dynamic growth. The company has long since expanded beyond the local region, and its customers today come from all over Switzerland.

“Print is alive and what is alive, also evolves. And so too have we evolved over the years – from a classic printshop into an innovative service provider – and have established a firm standing on the market. For almost 130 years, we have expanded our expertise in the printing trade to ensure that we can continue to serve our customers in the future,” says Gabriel Jordi.

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