Komori pulls out of Drupa 2021
Komori Corporation, in a release dated 15 July, announced its decision to cancel its participation at Drupa 2021 exhibition postponed until 20 to 30 April 2021, due to remaining concerns over the spread of novel Coronavirus.
15 Jul 2020 | By Rahul Kumar
This is the second major machine manufacturer, after Heidelberg, to pull out of the flagship industry event.
The release said the comprehensive decision to suspend the exhibition was made in response to the continued raging of the Coronavirus and its serious impact to the economy of both the developed and emerging countries, taking into consideration the potential risks of second or third surge of the pandemic, and to put highest priority in securing the health and safety of our global customers as well as our employees.
“While an extremely unusual circumstance prevents Komori from participating in Drupa 2021, our plan is to launch an array of new products and services in the days to come, through open house events and active participations to regional exhibitions. New information will also be released utilising various media such as corporate websites, information and video distribution service using emails or SNS, online exhibitions and webinars,” the release said.
The pace of social and industrial structure change has accelerated rapidly in 2020, transforming the operating climate of the printing industry. Aiming to become a company that inspire customer Kando: Beyond expectations, Komori always put customers first, the release read. “We will always listen to our customers, develop and deliver innovate technologies and services that are essential for printing companies worldwide to adapt to such climate changes.”
Komori put forward its concept of Connected Automation to revolutionise labour productivity of the printing industry. The KP-Connect is the core of an open platform to bring the concept into reality, through connection of various machines including offset and digital printing systems that are equipped with latest automation technologies, also providing new values through its role as an important remote communication tool between customers and Komori.
“Komori is committed to continue providing the best service, products and technical solutions from the customer's perspective,” the release concluded.