Big heatset products are becoming a way of life for WKS unit Kraft-Schlötels, which is supplementing a second 160-page press with a world-first 120-pager.
The manroland Lithoman innovations have been premiered at a celebration in the German town of Wassenberg - close to the Netherlands border - attended by customers, suppliers and politicians including environment minister Barbara Hendricks.
The 120-page press is the result of combining existing 48-page and 72-page Lithoman presses. The 160-page press launched at the same time, is the company's second.
WKS managing director Ralph Dittman says the group is committed to using the latest technologies: "The cooperation with manroland web systems has paid off in all respects, with all of our Lithoman presslines doing an excellent job regarding production stability, quality and productivity.
"After a very good cooperation and realisation of the complex project for the first two 160-page presses, it was totally clear that we again opted for the Augsburg team to combine our 48 and 72-page presses," he says.
Pictured at the Wassenberg event: (from left) Michael Viehof (WKS), Sandra-Sibylle Schoofs and Jeannette Thull (Aldi Süd), Dr. Paul Albert Deimel (managing director of bvdm), Dr Hendricks, Manfred Winkens (mayor of Wassenberg) and Dr Dittmann