HEIDELBERGER DRUCK TAKES OVER OFS GROUP IN SWITZERLAND (ENGLISH)

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Heidelberg Further Expands its Consumables Business 
10/30/2012 
 - Takeover of the OFS Group in Switzerland
 - Customers benefit from a comprehensive range of consumables from a single 
source 
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is further expanding its 
consumables business in Switzerland by taking over the Pfaffnau-based OFS Group 
(OFS). With a workforce of around 25, OFS is one of the leading suppliers of 
prepress systems and consumables in Switzerland, and has been active in the 
market for over 40 years. The main focus of the company has been on the sale of 
platesetters in conjunction with the corresponding printing plates from Kodak 
for the sheetfed offset and newspaper market. As a result of this takeover, 
Heidelberg Schweiz AG is now the largest dealer in consumables in the graphics 
industry.  
“The OFS Group and Heidelberg have a comprehensive sales and service network in 
Switzerland. By combining the activities of the two companies in the area of 
consumables, customers now have access to a wide range of products from a 
single source. At the same time, they will benefit from the renowned high 
quality and service standards of Heidelberg,” says Peter Tix, Head of 
Consumables and CtP at Heidelberg. Heidelberg plans to pool all of its Swiss 
consumables activities at the OFS's former headquarters in Pfaffnau. In the 
future, customers will not only be able to purchase the OFS Group's existing 
range of CtP systems and printing plates for the offset and newspaper market 
from Kodak, they will also have access to the full Heidelberg range of SAPHIRA 
consumables including inks, varnishes, washup cloths, blankets, chemicals, 
rollers, and the SAPHIRA Eco Line of environmentally friendly consumables – all 
from a single source. Heidelberg will also be underlining its high standard of 
service with a new color mixing station – a fully-automated, high-precision 
system that is among the most state-of-the-art in Switzerland. Customers in 
Switzerland can order most products online at www.shop.heidelberg.com. 
“For Kodak, the Heidelberg takeover of the OFS Group means a long-term, 
successful presence in Switzerland. Concentrating the consumables business in 
Pfaffnau ensures that our customers will receive the high standard of service 
they have come to expect in the consumables business. What’s more, this will 
also give us the opportunity to establish a stronger position for Kodak 
products on the Swiss market. The successful newspaper business will continue 
as usual,” states Olivier Claude, Regional Business Manager for Print, Vice 
President Commercial Business EAMER at Kodak. 
After the takeover of OFS, the share of total sales by the Heidelberg sales 
company in Switzerland accounted for by consumables has risen to over 25 
percent.  
The Swiss Heidelberg sales company currently employs a staff of around 135. The 
portfolio focuses on the value-added chain in offset printing, ranging from 
prepress and press to postpress and including software, services, and 
consumables. 
Figure: Heidelberg is further expanding its consumables business in Switzerland 
by taking over the Pfaffnau-based OFS Group: (left to right) Roland Wymann, 
Managing Director Finances and Carsten Heitkamp, Chairman of the Management 
Board, both Heidelberg Switzerland, as well as Beatrice Müller and Kurt 
Steidle, both members of the OFS Holding AG Administrative Board, subsequent to 
the contract signing of both companies in Olten, Switzerland.  
Images and further company information are available in the press portal of 
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG at www.heidelberg.com. 
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberg Schweiz AG: www.ch.heidelberg.com
OFS Group: www.ofsgroup.ch 
Further information for journalists: 
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG 
Corporate Public Relations 
Matthias Hartung 
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92-5077 
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92-995077 
E-mail: matthias.hartung@heidelberg.com  
Important note:
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on assumptions and 
estimations by the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen 
Aktiengesellschaft. Even though the Management Board is of the opinion that 
those assumptions and estimations are realistic, the actual future development 
and results may deviate substantially from these forward-looking statements due 
to various factors, such as changes in the macro-economic situation, in the 
exchange rates, in the interest rates and in the print media industry. 
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft gives no warranty and does not 
assume liability for any damages in case the future development and the 
projected results do not correspond with the forward-looking statements 
contained in this press release. 
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