Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is becoming the leading industry platform for cooperation partners. The company is therefore in a position to rationally and efficiently expand its position as a global solution provider precisely in line with customers’ requirements and print shops’ value chains. With its one-of-a-kind sales and service network in combination with the Prinect business intelligence platform, Heidelberg makes the integration process as easy as possible for companies interested in cooperation. The process is further supported by the ongoing digitization in the industry, with the result that the portfolios of different companies can be smoothly integrated into one overall offering. “We have already been providing our customers with an integrated offering covering all manufacturers for many years with the Saphira products. We want to expand this approach to our customers’ entire value chain. With our global sales and service network in combination with Prinect, we offer interested companies the ideal platform with which they can easily integrate their portfolio. In the future we want to increasingly offer our customers a combined value proposition comprising equipment, service, and consumables, something that no other provider is able to do, and in this way further enhance our competitiveness and that of our customers,” says Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Member of the Management Board responsible for Digital Business & Services at Heidelberg. click Read More below for additional detail
Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: COST) announced today its operating results for the first quarter (twelve weeks) of fiscal 2015, ended November 23, 2014.
Net sales for the quarter increased seven percent, to $26.28 billion from $24.47 billion during the first quarter last year.
Net income for the quarter was $496 million, or $1.12 per diluted share, compared to $425 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, last year.
Costco currently operates 671 warehouses, including 474 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 88 in Canada, 34 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, seven in Australia and one in Spain. Costco also operates electronic commerce web sites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico.