Landa once again took center stage at drupa, taking over €450 million ($505 million) in orders for Nanographic Printing presses. An estimated 200,000 visitors thronged to the Landa stand to catch a glimpse of its 20 daily live press demos. Visitor enthusiasm translated directly into hundreds of sales meetings, with orders taken in all major geographical regions, including the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Landa reported numerous multiple-press deals, demonstrating market confidence in Landa and its Nanographic Printing presses. “drupa 2016 will be remembered as the inflection point in the industry’s transition from mechanical printing to digital. In the past, digital printing vendors had to try to convince the market that digital is the way to go. Previously it was a ‘push’ selling motion,” says Benny Landa, chairman. “Now, for the first time, the situation has reversed. There is a very strong ‘pull’ from the market, driven by both customers and brand-owners, who are now demanding digital printing. It seems that the market leaders — in packaging, commercial printing and in publishing — have come to the realization that they simply must go digital.”
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that it has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier in the 2014 John Deere Achieving Excellence program. RR Donnelley was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing communication products and services of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. RR Donnelley provides prepress services, magazines, and catalogs to John Deere operations in the U.S., Australia and EMEA.
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. Partner-level status is Deere’s highest supplier rating and is awarded to suppliers who go beyond John Deere’s performance standards, who achieve excellent service levels, and who have a measurable impact on customer satisfaction.
“We are particularly pleased to have earned Partner-level status with John Deere as the core values which underlie this award – integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation – mirror our own core values,” said Dan Knotts, RR Donnelley’s Chief Operating Officer. “We strive to build world-class relationships with our valued customers and achieving excellence in all that we do is, of course, a critical component.”
“We are committed to offering products and services with differentiated value,” commented George Zengo, Group Chief Sales Officer at RR Donnelley. “The services and solutions we provide are designed to help our customers achieve a meaningful competitive advantage as we work to support the spectrum of their communications objectives.”
John Deere Supply Management created the Achieving Excellence program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
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