BHS Corrugated & Highcon announce strategic partnership
publié le mercredi 25 octobre 2023
BHS Corrugated and Highcon Systems jointly announced a strategic partnership expected to have far-reaching implications for the digitalization of the corrugated packaging market.
BHS Corrugated, provider of solutions for the corrugated industry and Highcon recognized that Highcon’s unique technology is starting to serve an important role in the core market of BHS Corrugated. Highcon’s corrugated packaging and display products have already been placed with market leaders, including Pratt Industries, Schumacher, WestRock and many more, some with multiple installations. Moreover, BHS Corrugated is convinced that the incorporation of Highcon’s digital die cutting equipment into the Box Plant 2025 strategy of the German company can well serve the industry’s needs, as it moves towards greater automation and digitalization. Therefore, BHS will support Highcon with customer leads to acquire market potential and access.
“Highcon’s unique solutions can be a very valuable building block in the digitalization and enhanced operational efficiency of the corrugated industry,” said Christian Engel, Managing Director of BHS Corrugated. “We have been very impressed by Highcon, its leadership and workforce, its technology and solutions and we look forward to working closely to drive a win-win for both our companies and our customers.”
BHS Corrugated employs 3,200 people at headquarters in Weiherhammer, Germany as well as in more than 20 countries. As Lifecycle Partner, the company is consistently working on: from development and production, to installation and maintenance, to a variety of innovative Lifecycle Service solutions in the areas of corrugating rolls, individual machines, complete corrugators, industry 4.0., logistics and soon to come digital print in- and outside the corrugator. Significant aspects of digitalization, primarily regarding the optimization of process parameters and increasing degrees of automation and production efficiency, have been central issues of BHS Corrugated for many years. To meet the requirements of its customers as precisely as possible and to be always state-of-the-art, BHS Corrugated reinvests close to 5% of its turnover in research and development.