Schätzl print emotion starts with book production in a new hall

For the digital printing specialists Schätzl print emotion, 2019 will be all about big projects. The first step was the substantial investment in a hybrid book block solution from Swiss manufacturer Müller Martini.

This was followed by the start of construction of a production hall tailor-made for the acquired plant at the Schätzl headquarters in Donauwörth. The construction itself went smoothly and enabled the scheduled start of book production in September 2019. In the future, Schätzl will also be printing hard and softcover books. Edition 1: customizable, highly automated, online and with excellent quality. The investments of the year 2019 are part of the digitization plan “Schätzl 4.0”. Among other things, it guarantees the preservation of jobs through the successful retraining of staff for book production. The high degree of automation in book production ensures that Schätzl print emotion is very competitive, even on an international scale.

The fact that this is a KfW 55 energy efficiency building should not go unmentioned. This means that the hall consumes 45 % less primary energy than a comparable new building.

The following picture gallery documents important steps of the hall construction and gives an exciting insight into the construction of a modern hall, which is tuned to the peculiarities of a highly automated print production.

Who helped?

The majority of the contracted construction and planning companies, a total of more than ten trades, is also located in Donauwörth or in the district of Donau-Ries. So these investments made by Schätzl strengthen the region in two ways. The most important project partners for the new hall building were:

Sparkasse Donauwörth

Spitzmüller AG

Dipl. -Ing. (FH) Karl Kammer Ingenieurbüro für kreative Architektur

Eigner Fertigbau GmbH & Co. KG (prefabricated concrete)

Heckel GmbH (amongst other things Plumber work, roofing)

Elektro Meyr (amongst other things Network, lighting)

Franz Leinfelder GmbH (earthwork)

HSK Robert Kohl (construction site preparation)

HPC AG (Foundation inspection)

Laumer GmbH & Co. KG (Soil and subsoil improvement)

Lichtenstern (Fire protection appraisals)

Karl Kundinger (Heating and plumbing)

Keratec Gebäudetechnik GmbH (air Conditioning)

Siegfried Koffler (drywall)

Schmid Kanaltechnik (sewer construction)

Vermessungsbüro WM GmbH & Co. KG (survey work)

Andreas Hofer (Außenjalousien)

Book production from edition 1

Ulrich Schätzl, owner and managing director, is proud of the further growth. In particular, on the expansion of the offer in the known complex areas of hardcover and softcover letterpress printing. Ulrich Schätzl said to employees and customers:

„Since September 2019 printing has been running! This allows us to implement even more desired projects for existing customers in the usual Schätzl quality. Of course, we also look forward to convincing many new customers with our holistic and highly automated book production line. Our common goal is clear: Emotional products, excellently and efficiently printed.“

According to Michael Uhl (Management & Organization at Schätzl), the innovative hardcover block solution from Muller Martini, “is exactly what our customers need! The VBA / Vareo / InfiniTrim system is a hybrid system for softcover and hardcover, provides automatic sheet feeding, offers high format variability and reduces manual intervention.”

Summary for urgent readers tl;dr / too long, didn´t read

The construction of the hall went very smoothly. That’s why we can now also print hardcover and softcover from run 1 onwards. The new book production line is completely automated. We look forward to convincing and welcoming many new customers.

The majority of the contracted construction and planning companies, a total of more than ten trades, is also located in Donauwörth or in the district of Donau-Ries.

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