The Centre of printfinishing excellence at DRUPA 2016

Three leading printfinishing manufacturers have announced their collaboration on a combined DRUPA presentation in Düsseldorf - C.P.Bourg, Watkiss Automation and Challenge Machinery are exhibiting together under the banner 'The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence' at booth C61 in Hall 6. Showcasing various solutions for digital and offset book and booklet-making all three manufacturers already partner on various technologies, products and market activities to provide integrated finishing solutions which add value to a variety of workflows.

'We want to focus on the excellent quality, service and support that we all aim to deliver; and our three companies have a long history of coorperation that has proven beneficial to our customers. So it is logical to work together at such an important event as DRUPA. Collectively, we have diversity of print finishing solutions that will appeal to a wide audience. By coming to one site, we can direct customers to the products that best suit their applications'. Explains Paul Attew, Sales Director of Watkiss Automation.

In one central location, customers will find solutions to all their printfinishing needs

'Automation, flexibility, workflow optimization and cutting-edge technology are common words to Challenge, Watkiss and C.P.Bourg. For the last few years, our succesful collaboration on developing integrated printfinishing solutions, combining the best of each company, enable our customers to deliver very quickly on-demand personalized books and booklets. It was therefore logical to put forward our brand new integrated printfinishing solutions at DRUPA. In one central location, customers will find the solutions to all their print finishing needs', explains Sacha-Paolucci, Commercial Director of C.P.Bourg s.a.

'All three companies have long histories of providing superior finishing solutions in terms of quality, service and support and practical innovation. With close collaboration and the sharing of ideas, we are together providing better solutions for the rapidly changing needs of our print customers. Together, our three companies look forward to showing the assortment of print finishing solutions available at The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence', states Larry Ritsema, President/CEO of The Challenge Machinery Company.

The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence at DRUPA can be found in Hall 6 on stands C41-C61 from May 31st to June 10th 2016. Exhibits will focus on booklet making, feeding, cutting applications and on-demand perfect bound book production.

Demonstrations of the following integrated finishing solutions will be available on the stands:

  • Watkiss PowerSquare 224 booklet maker with Bourg-manufactured PSF Sheet Feeder producing SquareBack books.
  • Bourg BPM Preparation Module with the barcode-controlled BB3202 perfectbinder and CMT330C for perfect bound books.
  • The new Challenge CMT-130TC on-demand booktrimmer enabled for integrated in-line and nearline feeding capabilities.

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