Get your printing company ready for industry 4.0

Get your printing company ready for industry 4.0

Optimization, efficiency, and automatization are all keywords if you want your production to be future proof. At our carton packaging factory in Gallin, Germany, our technology specialists from Schur Technology have teamed up with Koenig & Bauer to create one of the most modern and automated print factories in the world.

In a world of rapid development and a constant need for optimization of processes and ROI, it is important to investigate every aspect of your production line to get the necessary efficiency. This was the key message from both Ralph Sammeck and Dirk Winkler from Koenig & Bauer as well as Johan Schur, CEO of Schur, when Inkish TV interviewed them on the subject in October 2021.

In 2016, when Schur wanted to build a brand-new site for our Schur Pack activities in Germany, we teamed up with Koenig & Bauer to make the workflow as automated as possible. Koenig & Bauer are specialists in printing presses and Schur Technology are specialists in logistics solutions. The combination of this know-how has ensured that the factory in Gallin is fully-automized and the efficiency is consistent in all aspects of the workflow. Ralph Sammeck, CEO of Koenig & Bauer, elaborates:

“At Koenig & Bauer, we have a constant focus on optimizing our printing presses, but you also reach a certain point where it becomes difficult to optimize them any further. Of course, we still have ideas for this, but the project in Gallin has made it obvious to us that it is necessary to optimize the total solution to obtain the most efficient workflow. This means that it is also important to optimize the workflow surrounding the printing presses. Thus, to combine our state-of-the-art printing presses with the latest logistics and automatization solutions from Schur Technology has proven to improve the production process significantly.”