Siegwerk CUSA Plans Expansion of New Center for Printing ExcellenceOctober 5, 2012
DES MOINES, IA—October 4, 2012—As Siegwerk Canada and USA (CUSA) plans for the future, further expansion is required in order to allow for forecasted growth throughout the region. Towards this, Siegwerk CUSA has begun new construction of a Center for Printing Excellence to house Siegwerk’s pilot press.
Ground-breaking began on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The Center for Printing Excellence is projected to be finished and operational by the end of 2012 and will be housed at Siegwerk’s Des Moines, IA, facility (CUSA headquarters).
This is definitely an exciting time for the Siegwerk organization. The Center for Printing Excellence will house a pilot press with capabilities to print five-color gravure or four-color flexo for use with solvent-based or water-based technology. There will also be space to add extrusion lamination capabilities which is projected to be completed in 2013.
The new facility will be staffed by members of Siegwerk’s Account Service team. All employees have long tenures in the ink and printing industry and will provide valuable experience, knowledge, and troubleshooting ability to both internal and external customers.
Siegwerk CUSA’s Center for Printing Excellence will be a world class facility dedicated to ink product development, as well as, co-development with customers and suppliers on specific projects. The pilot press also allows for accelerated trialing and commercialization of new products/technologies thus saving Siegwerk customers press time and money. Once operational, the Center for Printing Excellence will be used as a showcase to enhance and reinforce Siegwerk’s presence and dedication to the packaging market.
Siegwerk offers Ink, Heart & Soul to its customers
Ink, Heart & Soul—our company philosophy incorporates what our customers experience every day. We produce inks and individual solutions in close cooperation with our business partners. We are steeped in tradition, yet practice-oriented and with state-of-the-art technology. With more than 180 years of experience, Siegwerk commands a profound product knowledge and expertise for many printing methods. Our actions are market-driven—or even drive the market, which is proven by our many patents. With currently 4,400 staff in more than 30 country organizations we are able to supply and support every customer anywhere in the world.
The precondition for such a performance on a sustained basis is a unique kind of reliable and goal-oriented people. Their motivation and commitment are the basis for our international growth, which is supported by institutionalized sharing of expertise across borders. This puts us in the position of being able to provide the best possible solution for the customer. And even to anticipate the demands of tomorrow.
For us, these are all ingredients of the Siegwerk formula for success: Ink, Heart & Soul