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BEIL takes over Berth

25.09.2009

BEIL Registersysteme GmbH expands its printing plate processing product portfolio

As of January 1, 2010 BEIL Registersysteme GmbH of Abensberg, the company offering the broadest range of products for printing plate punches and benders for sheet and roll offset printers, security and legend printing, has retroactively taken over Berth Maschinenbau GmbH in Gladenbach. Founded in 1947, Berth is known as a leading manufacturer of printing plate processing machines for job and newspaper printing. With this take-over, BEIL Registersysteme GmbH became an all-round printing plate punch and bender supplier for all print segments. As all key Berth employees will remain with the company, the take-over will have no negative side effects for Berth’s customers.

“With this take-over BEIL can offer all the automated printing plate processing levels from a single source,” explain Günter Beil and Stefan Kreitczick, the Managing Directors of BEIL Registersysteme GmbH. “We are delighted that the key employees of Berth, and therefore also their expert know-how, will stay with the company.”

The current Managing Director of Berth Maschinenbau GmbH, Christoph Thielmann, will take the future lead over BEIL Gruppe’s complete design engineering in Abensberg. In addition to managing the continued development of printing plate processing machines, Christoph Thielmann’s principal focus will be on the development of an innovative printing plate handling and transport system. In this particular field BEIL has been Koenig & Bauer AG’s official technology partner since the end of last year. An additional task for the new engineering director and his team will be customer-specific special solutions.

BEIL Registersysteme GmbH in Abensberg and Berth Maschinenbau GmbH in Gladenbach, both owner-managed companies, have worked together closely over many years. Since the beginning of 2008 BEIL was responsible for the worldwide sales or Berth products, and also from a technical point of view the companies joined forces on a number of development projects.

Despite the challenging market, last year BEIL Gruppe succeeded in selling several fully automated printing plate processing installations on both national and international markets with a high level of customer satisfaction. For this year a number of projects are already in the pipeline. In line with its global sales and marketing activities BEIL will be present at the IPEX in Birmingham (18th to 25th of May 2010, Hall 6, Stand D559).

For a maximum of 3.000 mm plate width and a throughput of up to 350 plates per hour, the punching and bending machines of BEIL Gruppe guarantee its customers the required tolerances for radii and angles, as well as parallelism.