Heidelberg opens Detroit manufacturing plant.

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* Five years after introducing Saphira Aqueous Coatings to the market, Heidelberg has begun manufacturing the coatings locally at its new Hi-Tech Coatings plant, located in the Detroit suburb of Taylor, MI, USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening was held Aug. 3U. The plant has been in production for several months. Hi-Tech Coatings International, Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberg Druckmaschinen.

The Taylor site is a further development of two existing European manufacturing facilities located in the UK and the Netherlands, both acquired by Heidelberg in 2008. The new plant boasts increased automation and streamlined material handling, improving both safety and workflow efficiency. The 32,010 square foot...

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