Goss International has scooped a 2012 Siemens Customer Excellence Award, one of only five companies to have earned an award.  The Award was given in recognition of its application of Siemens drive technology to deliver advanced automation and product performance in Goss web presses.
We are especially delighted to have been recognised for our achievements in automation, as they are part of our long-term mission to help our customers improve productivity and short-run agility while reducing waste and maintenance requirements, said Jeff Upchurch, senior vice president of Research and Development at Goss International. We are streamlining press and finishing system performance, including job changeover processes, with a comprehensive approach aimed at automating, simplifying or even eliminating steps. Results can create new market opportunities for web printers allowing them to compete at run lengths that were formerly in the domain of sheetfed printers.
Goss International was among a distinguished field with other winners including Conoco Phillips, Fori Automation, Lockheed Martin and GT Advanced Technologies.
Hosted as part of the International Automation Summit, the Siemens Customer Excellence Awards were presented in Washington DC in late June. These awards honour users that have helped their business to succeed using Siemens leading-edge technology. According to the judging panel, Goss International used Siemens motion control and automation to realise repeatable and scalable solutions for web presses and finishing equipment. Mike Rancourt, R&D Manager accepted the award on behalf of Goss.
Our Customer Excellence Awards illustrate the power of partnership, specifically highlighting best practice sharing and providing inspiration to other users in the Siemens automation user community. Each of this years winners has clearly demonstrated their leadership in driving innovation, collaboratively overcoming barriers and delivering success, said Raj Batra, President of Siemens Industry Automation Division.
Siemens officials who presented the award gave the following statement, As a market leader and innovator in shaftless printing, press and postpress equipment, Goss successfully implemented SIMATIC S7, SIMOTION and SINAMICS control platforms that allowed for additional improvements in machine functionality and manufacturing efficiency.