Friedheim at IPEX 2017

Following on from a year packed full of successful exhibitions and open houses, Friedheim International will be exhibiting at IPEX 2017 with one of the largest stands at the show and boasting advanced print finishing equipment.

At IPEX 2014 the company launched the MBO M80 range of versatile modular folders, at IPEX 2017 Friedheim present to the UK the MBO K80 high-speed combination folder, along with the Bograma Servo 550 Basic short run die-cutter.

Joining these two machines will be the KAMA ProFold 74, running over 5000 capacity folders an hour, Herzog and Heymann’s creasing line running direct mail work, Komfi’s Sagitta 76 laminator and the Komfi Amiga 52, with OTF ready to run custom foiling jobs at the show. Lastly wrapped up with a 78 and a 115 guillotine from Schneider and Baumann Wohlenberg, and a Zechini Roby Junior two compact, semi-automatic case maker.

Although Friedheim have predominantly post-press and converting machines at this years show, its full range of equipment and divisions will be represented by national sales managers along with sales specialists. Its manufacturers will support the company with demonstrations and sales presentations running throughout the four-day show.

Mark Bristow, managing director, says, “We decided to go with a much larger stand this year due to the current demand for our equipment. With shorter runs, the requirement for automation, the consolidation of various businesses and the need to be more economical with work flow, our customers look to us to give them the best advice and best equipment to meet these challenges.”

Friedheim has always enjoyed a rich relationship with IPEX so it was decided to go big this year. Stand 350 is 195m2 and will be a complete production workspace.

Stuart Bamford, national sales manager post-press, says, “IPEX is the perfect venue to launch the MBO K80 folder for the UK market, we did it last time with the M80 and it turned out really well for us, we hope to recapture some of the magic this year too. The K80 is perfectly poised for the UK market, at its price point, there isn’t a faster, more quality folder with this level of automation and advanced control, and the customers we took to the Baumann open house who saw it in June, were truly impressed.”