Board Converting News, June 20, 2022

Bobst Introduces Latest Products For Converters, Brand Owners Mex, Switzerland based Bobst announced its latest portfo- lio of products and services to help converters and brand owners navigate through a new packaging environment at its Press Open House in Mex, Switzerland. Back in 2020, the company revealed an industry vision based on four key pillars – connectivity, digitalization, au- tomation and sustainability. Recent world events have ac- celerated the need for these as never before. Now, these four pillars have become the cornerstones not only of the Bobst strategy, but the entire packaging environment. “While it was impossible to predict world events of re- cent years, like the pandemic, global conflicts, and sub- sequent consequences for our industry such as shortag- es of materials and manpower, we did correctly identify the overall packaging industry trends,” said Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO. “While these trends have undoubtedly been accelerated, Bobst has implemented a strategy and built a portfolio of solutions and services that enables converters and brand owners to thrive even in this new packaging world. We believe the future will be driven by even more connectivity and proximity, more digitalization and flexibili- ty, more automatization and productivity and more sustain- ability and responsibility.” Here are some of the newest innovations to comple- ment the portfolio: • The key enabler of this vision is the new, updated Bobst Connect, which provides digital solutions to pre- pare, produce, react to, maintain, and optimise the pro- duction workflow of a job. The newly launched version of Connect offers a host of features and functionality to help customers optimise their packaging at every stage. By linking up every single step of the process, Connect heightens efficiency, control, and data knowl- edge, improving quality and efficiency across the value chain. • A great service experience is ensured through prox- imity to customers. The new Bobst Helpline Essential for non-connectable machines is a remote assistance service that allows customers to have access to video streaming and high priority connection with Technical Services Specialists for quicker trouble shooting and issue solving. It is estimated that around 50% of cases will be solvable via streaming. • To further improve parts logistics services, Bobst is opening a new logistics hub for EMEA region. The new hub – located in Genk, Belgium – joins existing hubs in the US and Asia Pacific. The logistics centre, with 100,000 parts for all product lines are available for im- mediate dispatch, and it will significantly improve the service level to our EMEA customers with faster deliv- ery times including a 24/7 dispatch service. The need for digitalization is growing as it continues CONTINUED ON PAGE 42



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