Cutting Systems Technology Leaders Announce Merger

Markus Frick, Baumann Maschinenbau Solms and PERFECTA, and Peter Voigt, PERFECTA.

Baumannwohlenberg and Perfecta have announced a merger, becoming baumannperfecta. The two brands have a long tradition and have long been established in the global market as innovation and technology leaders.

‘The consolidation of the brands is a logical step in the restructuring of the Baumann Group,’ explained Christian Baumann, managing partner of Baumann Maschinenbau Solms GmbH & CO. KG and Perfecta Schneidemaschinenwerk Bautzen GmbH.

‘Due to the trends within the graphic industry, it is important for us to join strengths and core competencies of the individual Baumann companies and to optimally use the resulting synergies. Moreover, it is our goal, together with our strong technology partners, to develop solutions which will allow us to successfully shape our future.’

‘With the progressing globalisation and increasing digitalisation, this two-brand strategy is no longer effective today,’ agreed Markus Frick, Managing Director of both companies. ‘We already have an extensive, identical product portfolio and with the merger of the companies, we combine the best of both brands and the technologies we use.’

‘Our customers will particularly benefit from this,’ said Peter Voigt, Managing Director of Perfecta Schneidmaschinen GmbH Bautzen. ‘With the joint development and the uniform sales and service concept, we will offer our customers further innovative solutions and products ‘made in Germany’ and, moreover, will be in the position to support them even faster and more efficiently. Another advantage will surely be the close cross-company cooperation of the different departments, which will ensure an optimal workload at both locations.’

In this merger, which will take place exclusively on brand level, the two companies – Baumann Maschinenbau Solms GmbH & CO. KG and Perfecta Schneidemaschinenwerk GmbH Bautzen – as well as the locations will remain in their actual form and Voigt will take over the responsibility for sales and service. Frick will be responsible within the Baumann Group for research and development and thus for the implementation of new technologies and trends. The companies will benefit from the experience of the Baumann Group, which has been responsible for all processes within the graphic industry for almost 90 years.

The baumannperfecta cutting machines and peripherals will be exhibited, besides the Wohlenberg bookbinding systems, for the first time at drupa 2020 on a joint booth with 1400sqm, as part of the newly launched Postpress Alliance. The cooperation between the medium-sized, mechanical engineering companies Baumann Maschinenbau Solms, Bograma, Herzog+Heymann, Hohner, MBO, Perfecta and Wohlenberg has as a common goal to use the synergies on the basis of their individual, complementary technological core competencies, thus creating a real added value for the customers.

Under the motto ‘we connect’, the Postpress Alliance will present an extensive performance portfolio, starting at the data transfer from the MIS to cutting, folding, die-cutting, perfect binding or wire binding, right through to the processing of mailing and outsert systems, showing almost the entire workflow with the corresponding customer process operation.

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