Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, president EMEA at Siegwerk, explains what the company’s motto for the show is all about. “‘components’ is an ideal touch point for sharing ideas as well as discussing challenges and new requirements with our customers. This kind of lively exchange helps us understand our customers better and focus our R&D efforts to continue shaping the future of packaging.”
Siegwerk completed a number of strategic investments during the last year. The company has built a laboratory dedicated to the development of customized inkjet solutions, opened a brand new Blending Center for the production of water-based inks and expanded its local presence in China by opening its new Packaging Ink Solution Center–to just name a few examples of the company’s latest investments aimed at driving the future of packaging.
When formulating its inks, Siegwerk looks for optimum performance based on customers’ processes and also ensures that these inks are safe to use for the desired packaging applications. Siegwerk has also been helping its customers in complying with regulatory guidelines. In addition to its best-in-class ink solutions the company also offers customers guidance and support, for example in termsof process optimization, complexity reduction and efficiency gains for p rinting shops.
“We just established a new digital business unit to understand how customer proximity and big data can help us improve our services to customers, to enhance the work of our sales teams and to initiate new infrastructure projects designed to generate worldwide synergies,” says Herbert Forker, CEO of Siegwerk.