Heidelberg – Investing in digital postpress operations with takeover of MBO Group

In addition to the printing, packaging and label industries, MBO's customers include the pharmaceutical industry and large marketing companies (Source: Heidelberg)

GERMANY • The company is taking over the international MBO Group in a bid to further expand its offerings in the growing market of postpress operations for digitally printed products. This decision also highlights Heidelberg’s strategic focus on aligning its portfolio and new business model with the growth segments of digital and packaging.

 The acquired operations account for a sales volume of around EUR 50 million and will see Heidelberg expand its postpress offerings. The acquisition involves, among other things, taking over the sites in Oppenweiler and Bielefeld, Germany, and the production site in Perifita, Portugal, which employ a total of approximately 450 staff. Besides the German sites, the efficiently structured site in Portugal opens up particularly interesting opportunities for the entire Heidelberg Group.

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