Buhrs falls to administrators as bank removes credit facility

Finishing equipment manufacturer Buhrs has had to call in the administrators after its banking provider pulled its credit facility.

Michel Moeijes of Lawyers Tanger was appointed to work with Buhrs Mailing Solutions on Monday (28 June), while a German firm, LTS, has been appointed to handle Buhrs German subsidiaries, Buhrs-ITM and Betron.

Moeijes told PrintWeek: "For the past month the Buhrs management was trying to negotiate to sell the company to a strong financial partner.

"However, when this did not lead to any result, the bank ceased all credit facilities because it was concerned it could be held liable for downpayments made by Buhrs' customers for machinery."

According to a joint statement from Moeijes and Buhrs chief executive Joost van

Muller Martini showcases innovations to post press machines

Muller Martini enjoyed a positive exhibition experience at Ipex, said company officials, showcasing innovations to post press machines.

The manufacturer was able to sell its Primera 160 saddle stitcher to a printing house in Germany, its new Bolero B9 perfect binder to a customer in Switzerland and Two Presto E90 saddle stitchers to English customers.

The Bolero B9 perfect binder line, 'produces 9000 cycles an hour is equipped with a 24-station 3694 gathering machine, a Frontero front trimmer, an

Muller Martini intensifies its interaction with customers

Muller Martini showcased its latest innovations at two events in Casablanca.

The manufacturer exhibited its newspaper inserting system, AlphaLiner at WAN/IFRA Afrique trade fair and presented its web offset printing and finishing systems at event hosted by its local partner, Redagraph.

About 50 local printers took up the invitation from Abdou Moukite, founder and owner of Redagraph, and his son Reda, who is the managing director, to come to the Hyatt Hotel in Casablanca for a presentation of the

Morgana targets high output with Digifold

Digital finishing manufacturer Morgana Systems has launched the DigiFold Pro creaser/folder at Ipex.

The company said that the machine, which can handle up to 6,000 sheets per hour, will set new standards for productivity and ease of use.

As well as running creasing and folding in a single pass, it can act as a stand-alone creaser or perforator.

It uses Morgana's PosiFeed feeding system, which enables it to handle lighter papers and allow feeders to be stacked higher.

It is JDF-ready, and can

Al Zazeera upgrades with cutter and folder

Doha, Qatar based commercial printer, Al Zazeera printing press has gone for update in binding department. Printer has invested in Polar 115X high-speed cutter and Heidelberg Stahl folding machine, KH78-4KLL with total spend of about $151,000.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, director, Jacob Kannath said: "Our volumes are going up and we needed to upgrade our binding line. Also we are producing high quality jobs like coffee table books etc where we need precise cutting. We are concerned about quality


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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region. 

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