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Friday, November 4, 2016

Schreiner group partners with Esko to optimize workflow

A strong, collaborative partnership with Esko is at the heart of Schreiner Group’s development of an optimized prepress-workflow in a fast-paced and complex production environment. Schreiner Group - the German specialist in customized products, solutions and services supports a number of sectors including pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics, logistics and engineering. Customers include telecommunications businesses, banks and government agencies. Its product portfolio is comprised of innovative specialty labels, including self-adhesive functional parts, RFID labels, printed electronics and security solutions.

The Schreiner Group has been an Esko customer for around 15 years and has high confidence in the Esko’s products, services and staff.

Markus Petratschek, Schreiner Group’s Head of Prepress, says, “Recently, we had been searching for a better collaboration and communication tool and wanted something for internal use, but also to help us communicate more effectively externally. We wanted to be able to keep the internal team up to date on our own communication, as well as project planning and status. Further, we also wanted to allow external parties to see the latest updates on the latter. It ensures up to the moment transparency, which keeps clients fully informed.

The Schreiner Group chose Esko WebCenter to meet these challenges. WebCenter manages packaging production, approval and project life cycle. From specification and execution to design and content management, it makes easy work of handling, classifying and organizing all packaging assets.”

He continues, “We needed a solution that could easily be customized to our business and be integrated with our existing IT-systems. WebCenter offered smooth and simple installation.”

Other solutions the company has in place from Esko include ArtPro, a packaging preproduction editor offering dedicated tools that reduces cost and increases efficiency of packaging prepress software. DeskPack, a collection of packaging prepress plugins for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop that fit any prepress environment and Automation Engine, a modular workflow server for prepress workflow automation that is easy to set up and operate, reduces error and increases efficiency. It also has a CDI Spark for the in-house production of flexo plates.

“Esko offers a complete solution and a future oriented tool,” Petratschek adds. “The products can easily be customized to exactly fit our process workflow. We also work closely with the Esko experts who are behind the product to get the most from the development process. This collaboration benefits both organizations and is a key element of our close partnership.”

“The watchword these days is ‘Industry 4.0,’ or the fourth industrial revolution,” Petratschek explains. “This means that all hardware and software must be able to integrate and communicate. The aim of our customers and of Schreiner Group is highest quality runs completed faster and just in time – with a minimum of human interaction. Having clear workflow processes is crucial, and our Esko suite of solutions gives us a robust platform to work from in achieving these goals.”

Eva Jarošová-Korte, Sales Account Manager of Esko says: “Through our close working relationship with the Schreiner Group, we help them further improve their day-to-day production. At the same time, they challenge us and raise critical questions that help us further develop future Esko products, keeping us on our toes and helping us make sure that we continue to lead the market with our solutions.”