Müller and Hunkeler have agreed that Hunkeler should take over the complete sales and service business for the DocuTrim sheet finishing system. The two companies are currently finalising the contract documents.
Hunkeler will initially take charge of business across Europe and then gradually extend its activities to other markets.
DocuTrim was developed by Müller and has already been launched to the market. ‘This agreement represents a consistent step in the expansion of Müller's global activities,’ said proprietor Robert Fortmeier and director Thorsten Piel as they expressed their enthusiasm with the deal. Müller will benefit from Hunkeler's worldwide sales and service network, whereas Hunkeler will be gaining a first class product in the DocuTrim. As Michel Hunkeler, CEO of Hunkeler AG, stated: ‘This sales partnership lays the foundation that will enable us to provide new, innovative solutions to the highest standard in the digital sheet finishing segment. The DocuTrim perfectly complements our Generation 8, POPP6 and 7 continuous feed product lines.’
DocuTrim is a multifunctional system for on line sheet finishing and meets all requirements in the areas of cutting, perforating, creasing and sequential stacking. It enables the cutting of formats in various finishes such as position independent slit cuts and cut outs as well as dynamic perforation and creasing with horizontal and vertical lines.
Pictured from left: Thorsten Piel (managing director, Müller Apparatebau GmbH), Max Andelshauser (sales and marketing director, Müller Apparatebau GmbH), Daniel Erni (sales director, Hunkeler AG), Hans Gut (director marketing and products, Hunkeler AG).