Rodi Rotatiedruk secures production planning with EAE/Wobe

Dick Ranzijn, Technical Director Rodi Rotatiedruk and Erwin van Rossem, QIPC-EAE Global Sales and Marketing Director

Ahrensburg – Over time, systems become obsolete. In itself, this is not necessarily a problem. Until the system gives problems and the support is no longer available. Rodi Rotatiedruk in Diemen did not want to wait for this moment. As a result, the company is replacing the current imposition system with EAE/Wobe’s prepress workflow automation.

Rodi Rotatiedruk prints its own newspapers, local newspapers from other publishers, but also one of the most prestigious titles in the Netherlands, Het Financieele Dagblad. For their product planning, they work with an imposition system developed in-house on their KBA Cortina press and Kodak CTP installations. Dick Ranzijn, Technical Director Rodi Rotatiedruk: “The current system is written in an old programming language, which is no longer supported. Also, the person who wrote the software has now retired. You therefore have no fallback position in the event of a problem. , or even worse, when the system completely collapses. You cannot and do not want to run this risk.

Rodi Rotatiedruk and QIPC-EAE are no strangers to each other. For more than 10 years there has been a good open relationship, both professionally and personally. So when this situation arose at a recent WAN-IFRA event in Frankfurt, a discussion ensued that quickly made it clear that Rodi Rotatiedruk’s needs were more extensive than initially thought. “Together we looked at the problem and thoroughly examined the (im)possibilities that EAE/Wobe could offer as a solution”, says Dick Ranzijn.

With the investment in EAE Print 7 for production planning and Print Image (Wobe) for prepress workflow automation, the production environment will be more stable. It also reduces the risk of human errors and increases the efficiency of the work process through automation.

Oliver Dissars, Managing Director of Wobe-Team GmbH: “The combination of a fully automated prepress workflow and the Print Image Portal allows Rodi to work even more closely and securely with its customers. Data delivery is simplified and secure with automatic quality control. The tight integration of portal and workflow further reduces the coordination effort between print shop and customer. The customer can use the Softproof portal to check the quality of their data up to shortly before plate imaging and intervene if necessary. Print image Workflow and Portal optimize the entire process of data delivery, verification, preparation and plate production for Rodi and its customers.

Dick Ranzijn: “Financially, this should therefore lead to savings thanks to a lower margin of error and more efficient work processes. We also chose QIPC-EAE because it is a Dutch company; stable on the market in which it operates and bold to invest and grow, even in the most difficult times.They have more than proven themselves with their presence on many presses in Europe and beyond.

Erwin van Rossem, Director of Global Sales & Marketing QIPC-EAE: “We are delighted with this agreement. Having an innovative company like Rodi Rotatiedruk select us as their automation partner again gives us a good benchmark in the market”.

About EAE Engineering Automation Electronics GmbH:
The Ahrensburg-based company is active in graphics industries, automation solutions and automation technology. The company, founded in 1962, is the leading provider of controls, automation solutions and software for newspaper printers. EAE’s solutions are used in all areas of a newspaper print shop, from prepress to the mailroom. Worldwide, more than 550 newspaper printing plants use EAE’s control systems to produce more than 125 million newspapers every day.

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