Heeter Adds Komori GL40 Perfector with UV Capabilities to Support Business Growth
Rolling Meadows, IL - September 14, 2021 -
Komori announced today that Heeter, a full-service provider of innovative print and data solutions, has purchased an eight-color Komori GL40 perfector (GL840P) with UV capabilities. The 75-year-old, third-generation family-owned firm operates two facilities in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and has recently acquired a third location in Cleveland, Ohio to serve a wide variety of clients in health insurance, gaming, pharmaceuticals, education, retail, banking, utilities/energy and more. This is the company’s first Komori press, replacing a competitive press. Key to choosing the Komori over the three press manufacturers Heeter considered was the GL840P’s ability to deliver more efficiencies, its UV printing capabilities and its ability to deliver a lower cost of ownership.
From bottom left: Barb Kilgore, CFO; Thomas Boyle, VP sales & Marketing; Kirk Schlecker, President of Heeter;
Scott Heeter CEO/Owner; Tim Thomas, Sr., VP Operations; Blake Leduc, President of Duke Printing.
With an eye on efficiency and the reduced cost of maintenance and upkeep, the company determined the Komori GL840P fit its growing need for increased capacity, reduced turnaround times and expanded capabilities. Because the press is a perfector, run times are cut in half for two-sided jobs and the UV capabilities allow for faster drying, so that jobs can be sent to the bindery or other finishing processes quickly. This is Heeter’s first UV press and the ability to offer the vibrant colors and special effects of UV printing is a powerful value-added proposition for the high-end markets it serves. The press is also equipped with Komori’s KP-Connect, technology that improves productivity by sharing detailed press operating information to the press operator and plant management, adding to its efficiency.
“Our company had a surge in growth that included our offset segment, so we knew it was time for advanced technology offered on a new press,” said Kirk Schlecker, president of Heeter. “We look at our company as being a comprehensive, secure marketing partner. We offer robust storefronts and IT solutions on the front end and a number of output options in the middle, which is where this press will play a critical role. It supports our ability to provide clients significant and immediate value with the innovative solutions they come to Heeter for with the speed and high quality that keep them in front of their competition.”
About Komori America Corporation
Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of offset and digital presses, provides world-class technology based on three tenets core to which all Komori products are delivered—product reliability, outstanding print quality and substrate flexibility. From unsurpassed print quality and impressively fast makeready to intuitive software, Komori is dedicated to helping its customers navigate the changing market landscape. With hundreds of patents, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and representation around the globe, Komori is laser-focused on the advancement of print. Komori America Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.
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