W&H to focus on Packaging 4.0

Hall 15 Stand A41

W&H to focus on Packaging 4.0
W&H will focus on the concept of Packaging 4.0, the company’s vision of Industry 4.0 applied to the production of packaging, at drupa 2016

Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) Group will present its comprehensive product portfolio on more than 1,000 square metres at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf (Hall 15 Stand A41). A new generation of flexo and gravure printing presses will be premiered at the event. “As is customary for W&H, we will unveil our newest technologies at drupa where visitors from all over the world can have a close-up view,” says Jürgen Vutz, chairman of W&H. Live machine demonstrations will run several times daily.

At this year’s tradeshows, W&H will focus on the concept of Packaging 4.0, the company’s vision of Industry 4.0 applied to the production of packaging. “We will show how intelligent machines, integrated processes and intuitive handling are already increasing efficiency during production and bringing customers substantial added value,” adds Vutz. In addition to the stand at drupa, W&H will simultaneously host an in-house expo which will demonstrate machines in its new 3,000 square metres technology centre in Lengerich.

Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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