The Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has honoured FAULHABER GmbH as a "Preferred Supplier" within the "Electric Drives" product group. Awarding a company three times in a row is absolutely new for Heidelberg. "Heidelberger Druckmaschinen is actively pushing forward digitisation of the print media industry under the motto 'Heidelberg goes digital'. Our suppliers are an important factor in this," said Markus Vetter, head of Electronics Purchasing at Heidelberg.
Various performance indicators play a role in the evaluation. These include the zero-error rate in product and process quality, continuous improvement, a cooperative partnership and reliability with regard to logistics. "FAULHABER was able to convince us in all of these aspects," added Helmut Braun, head of Quality Assurance/Electronics Procurement at Heidelberg.
At the award ceremony, Dr. Thomas Bertolini, Technical Director of FAULHABER, thanked HDM for their confidence and stressed: "For us this award is an incentive to continue finding the best solution for Heidelberg."
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has for many years been a reliable partner with great innovative strength for the global printing industry.
The company's mission is to shape the digital future of the sector. To achieve this, Heidelberg wishes to develop into a complete digital system for the industrial value chain and support printing companies in their digital transformation. The company's unique competence in the market is to create a smart complete system from data-based configuration of all equipment consisting of software, service and consumables. With the new digital business models, Heidelberg's interests are now aligned with those of its customers.
With a market share of over 40 percent for sheetfed offset presses, Heidelberg has in the current financial year also been able to consolidate its position as market and technology leader in the printing sector. In the financial year 2017/2018, group sales amounted to around 2.4 billion euros.