BEIL takes over Berth

BEIL Registersysteme GmbH expands its printing plate processing product portfolio
Günter Beil, Managing Partner of BEIL Registersysteme GmbH (left) and Christoph Thielmann, Managing Partner of Berth Maschinenbau GmbH (right). (PresseBox) (Gladenbach, ) As of January 1, 2010 BEIL Registersysteme GmbH of Abensberg, the company offering the broadest range of products for printing plate punches and benders for sheet and roll offset printers, security and legend printing, has retroactively taken over Berth Maschinenbau GmbH in Gladenbach. Founded in 1947, Berth is known as a leading manufacturer of printing plate processing machines for job and newspaper printing. With this takeover BEIL Registersysteme GmbH will become an allround printing plate punch and bender supplier for all print segments. As all key Berth employees will remain with the company the takeover will have no negative side effects for Berth's customers.

"With this takeover BEIL can offer all the automated printing plate processing levels from a single source," explain Günter Beil and Stefan Kreitczick, the Managing Directors of BEIL Registersysteme GmbH. "We are delighted that the key employees of Berth, and therefore also their expert knowhow, will stay with the company."

The current Managing Partner of Berth Maschinenbau GmbH, Christoph Thielmann, will take the future lead over BEIL Gruppe's complete design engineering in Abensberg. In addition to managing the continued development of printing plate processing machines, Christoph Thielmann's principal focus will be on the development of an innovative printing plate handling and transport system. In this particular field BEIL has been Koenig & Bauer AG's official technology partner since the end of last year. An additional task for the new engineering director and his team will be customerspecific special solutions.

BEIL Registersysteme GmbH in Abensberg and Berth Maschinenbau GmbH in Gladenbach, both ownermanaged companies, have worked together closely over many years. Since the beginning of 2008 BEIL was responsible for the worldwide sales or Berth products, and also from a technical point of view the companies joined forces on a number of development projects.

Despite the challenging market, last year BEIL Gruppe succeeded in selling several fully automated printing plate processing installations on both national and international markets with a high level of customer satisfaction. For this year a number of projects are already in the pipeline. In line with its global sales and marketing activities BEIL will be present at the IPEX in Birmingham (18th to 25th of May 2010, Hall 6, Stand D559).

For a maximum of 3.000 mm plate width and a throughput of up to 350 plates per hour, the punching and bending machines of BEIL Gruppe guarantee its customers the required tolerances for radii and angles, as well as parallelism.

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Company Profile BEIL Registersysteme GmbH

Since 1981 BEIL Registersysteme GmbH is the trusted system partner for leading printing machine manufacturers and qualityoriented printing companies for the punching and bending of printing plates. Whether handoperated or fully automatic, the ISO-9001 certified company offers optimal and affordable solutions for all requirements.

The company headquarters are located in the Lower Bavarian asparagus metropolis of Abensberg, about 30 km south of the old imperial city of Regensburg. Approximately 65 employees work on a 6,500 square meters production site with over seventy stateoftheart manufacturing machines and processing centers. Another 30 staff members are employed in foreign subsidiaries, and the ownermanaged company exports 90% of its products to more than 185 countries.

Sustainability is an integral part of BEIL's business philosophy. Not only are materials, energy and resources used responsibly, but earnings also remain within the company to enable further investments and to secure longterm future employment. BIEL has set itself a clear goal to receive ISO 14001 (environmental management) certification by 2010.


BEIL Registersysteme GmbH
Kagrastrasse 15
D-93326 Abensberg
Christoph Thielmann


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