- 14th Cortina User Workshop at hubergroup in Munich
- Around 100 participants from 15 countries share best practice experience
- Intensive discussions between service providers and suppliers
14th Cortina User WorkshopThe diverse presentations given by representatives of Koenig & Bauer, users and the supplier industry served to promote the sharing of ideas and experiences and to facilitate the formulation of common strategies. As has become customary over the past years, the Cortina User Workshop again received valuable sponsorship and support from numerous equipment and consumables suppliers. Alongside hubergroup and Koenig & Bauer, the companies Prüfbau, apex international, Toray Textiles Central Europe, Verico Technology, UPM, Papierfabrik Palm, Papierfabrik Kriebstein, Sauer Walzenfabriken, Flint Group, KMi Kwang Myung Ink, Griso Chemie, marks3zet, HEIGHTS Group, Eltosch Grafix, Wifac bv, ContiTech and Q.I. Press Control all contributed to the success of the 14th workshop.
Thomas Klebs, managing director for sales at hubergroup, opened the workshop with a few remarks on the current market situation. Koenig & Bauer also addressed the topic of digitisation from the perspective of a press manufacturer. With the broadest product portfolio in the industry, Koenig & Bauer already offers solutions for digital decor printing, metal and glass container decorating, newspapers and digital commercial printing, and is now similarly at home in digital corrugated post-printing with its new CorruJET press.
From practice, for practice
The second day was placed under the motto “From practice, for practice”. As every year, the Cortina users made full use of the opportunities for intensive and interactive discussion, as a source of information and answers to all their technical questions. Last but not least, the workshop also spotlighted new aspects relevant to the production process, such as predictive maintenance and the use of artificial intelligence to detect emerging faults and thus avoid unplanned press downtime through timely preventive measures. Insights into efforts undertaken to advance environmental protection and sustainability met with equally great interest. The date for the next Cortina User Workshop has already been fixed: Cortina users and supplier industry partners from all over the world will be meeting on 25th and 26th September 2019. The 15th annual workshop is to be hosted by user Coldset Printing Partners in Paal-Beringen, Belgium.