The complete takeover of Gallus accelerates the development and usage of digital printing products from Heidelberg in the growing labels sector. Heidelberg and Gallus unveiled a new digital printing system for the label market that incorporates Fujifilm technology at an international customer event in St. Gallen, Switzerland at the end of September. This system is designed to meet the growing demand for a cost-effective production of short runs and customized labels. “We are pursuing a growth strategy in our digital printing operations,” said Heidelberg CEO Gerold Linzbach. “Less than twelve months after we started our collaboration with Fujifilm, we can stand alongside Gallus and unveil the first print-ready system.”
By acquiring approximately 9 percent of Heidelberg shares in consideration for the Gallus stake, Ferdinand Rüesch is now a new strategic anchor investor of the company. At the same time, Heidelberg is strengthening its capital structure, which will support the company’s strategic reorientation.