Partnership Agreement Signed at Hunkeler Innovationdays
Hucais Printing and Muller Martini Will Shape the Digital Future Together
Chen Cheng Wen, CEO of Hucais Printing Co., Ltd., and Bruno Müller, CEO of Muller Martini, have signed a partnership agreement at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne. The two companies will work together closely in the future in the field of digital book production. Hucais Printing is building on its position as China’s leading digital printing plant by investing in two Muller Martini Vareo perfect binders and a Muller Martini InfiniTrim three-knife trimmer. The two machine types are a first for the Chinese market.
With 3,000 employees and six production sites in six different cities, Hucais Printing, which was founded in 1989, is one of China’s most significant graphic arts companies. Currently, offset accounts for 85 percent of its printing volume. However, company founder and CEO Chen Cheng Wen is convinced that digital printing, a field in which his company is already a leader, will gain even more in importance in the future. Hucais Printing aims to shape that digital future together with Muller Martini after signing the master agreement in Lucerne.
Chen Cheng Wen and Bruno Müller signed a partnership agreement at Muller Martini’s booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne.
Hucais Printing, which already has a Muller Martini solution for hardcover production, namely a Diamant MC 35 Hybrid, now also plans to expand into the book-of-one segment for publishing companies in softcover production. This year the successful company will therefore invest in an inline solution with an HP Biloba T260L digital printing press, a Hunkeler book block line, two Muller Martini Vareo perfect binders and a Muller Martini InfiniTrim three-knife trimmer. Chen Cheng Wen explains that the company selected Muller Martini’s Finishing 4.0 solution because Muller Martini offers digital print finishing systems with the highest degree of automation.