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Heidelberg realignment continues apace with sale of Gallus Group to benpac holding ag in Switzerland

Key transformation milestone at Heidelberg due to closer focus on core business
Transaction with purchase price of some 120 million euros will make significant contribution to company’s long-term financial stability
Heidelberg to support benpac by providing digital expertise

BCN3D's 3D printing technology increases its attractiveness among investors by leading a €2.8 million financing round led by CDTI and Mondragon Group during pandemic

. This amount will be used to strengthen the development of new hardware features for the workbench segment on top of the BCN3D’s developed IDEX technology, the only extrusion system capable of printing with two heads independently
. The investment brings BCN3D’s total funding since the spin-off in 2019 to €5,5 million and will help the company enable development in new materials and hardware

95th Koenig & Bauer AG AGM: Shareholders approve all resolutions

In addition to details of the group’s business performance in 2019 and in the first quarter of 2020, the numerous product innovations and the successfully launched offensive for digitisation with the service business as a main topic were the focus of the first virtual annual general meeting of Koenig & Bauer AG.

"Small suppliers will disappear from the market" - Machineseeker Group takes over Werktuigen.nl

The Machineseeker Group, operator of Maschinensucher.de - Europe's No. 1 online marketplace for used machinery - has taken over Werktuigen.nl, a leading competitor in the Benelux countries, with effect from 1 July 2020. Through this acquisition, the Machineseeker Group has increased the reach of its platforms to seven million buyers of used machinery per month. Potential buyers benefit from an extended range of machines on the various online marketplaces of the Essen-based Internet company.

HERMES Startup AWARD 2020 goes to a young Indonesian company

For the first time, Deutsche Messe also awarded the HERMES AWARD in the Startup category. This year, Mitra Sejahtera Membangun Bangsa, a young company from Indonesia, the partner country of HANNOVER MESSE 2021, will receive this new award. The startup was chaired by the jury chaired by Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, honored for a Smart Farming 4.0 project.

Ricoh remains listed on the FTSE4Good, FTSE Blossom Japan and MSCI Japan Empowering Women stock market indices

Ricoh was again selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good index series, the FTSE Blossom Japan index and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) index. Ricoh has been included in the FTSE4Good Index for 17 consecutive years and in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) from 2017 onwards.

Messe Frankfurt celebrates its 780th anniversary – by getting back to business

On 11 July 1240, Emperor Frederick II granted trade fair rights to Frankfurt am Main, marking the birth of Messe Frankfurt. Now, 780 years later, the company can look back on an eventful history in which the Frankfurt trade fair developed from a medieval marketplace into a global player – experiencing many successes and mastering various crises.

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

Merger completed: Papier Union and Papyrus Germany are now Inapa Germany

With effect from July 1, 2020, the two paper wholesalers Papier Union GmbH and Papyrus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG merged and are now trading as Inapa Deutschland GmbH. This completes the consolidation of Inapa Group, Portugal, parent company of Papier Union, Papyrus Deutschland and Inapa Deutschland, in its German business. Inapa Deutschland now employs over 1,000 people* at numerous locations throughout Germany. The headquarters are located in Hamburg.

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