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“Open for Innovation” – Heidelberg drives printing industry’s digital transformation with new Innovation Center

State-of-the-art industry development center opens at Wiesloch-Walldorf site
Focus on industrial digital printing, Smart Print Shop, and digital business models
Open development process adapts dynamically to market requirements
Sites in Wiesloch-Walldorf, Kiel, Ludwigsburg, Weiden, and St. Gallen form European development network with unrivaled industry expertise

19 new apprentices at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

On August 1, 2019, nineteen new apprentices were warmly welcomed to Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. Five paper technologists, three industrial mechanics, three electronics technicians, one cutting machine operator, four machine and plant operators, one IT specialist and two industrial clerks began their careers at the mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg.

2019 financial year: slight increase despite headwind

- In the 2019 fiscal year, the HERMA Group will invest around one percent and increased its sales to EUR 364.4 million.
- For 2020 HERMA is planning a "sporting" increase of five percent, but sees major uncertainties due to incalculable trade and global political risks.
- New coating plant is about to start operations - and creates valuable capacity in the high-turnover business with adhesive materials.

2019 first half-year results - Bobst Group reports slower start compared to first half of 2018

Sales down 3% compared to H1 2018.
Operating result (EBIT) decreased to CHF 14.8 million from CHF 35.2 million in 2018.
Net result was CHF 7.4 million compared with CHF 24.9 million in 2018.
Order entries decreased by 15% and backlog by 9% compared to previous year.
Guidance for 2019 operating result (EBIT) margin reduced to lower than 5% from 6-7%.

2019 results propel Quadpack into the Top 10 European beauty packaging providers

• Turnover of €131 million in year ended 31 January 2020

• Turnover up 25% from €104.7 million in 2018
• 25% year-on-year growth over the last five years
• EBITDA up 40% at €13.6 million
• Net debt/EBITDA ratio steady at 3.0x
• €0.92 EPS and €0.88 diluted EPS

2019 Results: ALTANA Holds Its Ground in a Challenging Environment and Sets the Course for Further Growth

• Sales of € 2,249 million, nearly 3 percent below the strong level of the previous year
• EBITDA reaches € 416 million
• Research and development expanded further, R&D expenditure increased
by 7 percent
• High investments in international sites and digitization

35 years of ppi Media: north German publishing solutions distributed around the world

The Hamburg-based software company ppi Media is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Founded in 1984, ppi Media has become the leading provider of software solutions for automated newspaper production on the German market. The company now provides its services to media groups and publishers around the world.

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