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[Success Story] An insurance companies enhanced the flexibilty of its in-house print shop

Success Story for AccurioPro Flux: Concordia Versicherungen

From its internal printing facility, the Concordia Versicherungen in Hanover, Germany, supplies sales collateral printed in full colour to both its internal and external sales force all over Germany. Thanks to a highly individual concept devised by Konica Minolta, the in-house print room can now offer its print services more flexibly and pursue its plans to extend the portfolio in the future.

Concordia Versicherungen, with about 1,250 employees, ranks among the medium-sized insurers in the field of accident and indemnity insurance in Germany.

They operate their own in-house printing plant which produces flyers and brochures for their internal and external sales force all over Germany. For this type of sales material, quality is crucial, especially with regard to the colours, which must be in line with the CI.

The challenge

  • High print quality
  • More flexibility in print production

As the previous contract with another manufacturer expired, the customer was open to new concepts to streamline its workflow and produce more efficiently.

The solution

  • Combination of two AccurioPress C2070 plus one bizhub PRESS 1250eP with appropriate finishing
  • AccurioPro Flux Ultimate

Instead of just replacing the previous setup (a color system, a monochrome system), Konica Minolta offered a concept in which two color systems are combined as a tandem installation. One system is connected to a hot-melt glue binder and the other to a booklet maker. An additional monochrome system completed the setup. This setup makes production more flexible and efficient and and also more fail-safe.

AccurioPro Flux Ultimate was installed to centrally manage all incoming print jobs and to centrally control all three devices. Its printer cluster function was the key feature to operate the tandem color devices. With the help of AccurioPro Flux, a web shop will soon be implemented to enable insurance agencies to conveniently order advertising material online.

The benefits on customer side

  • Enhanced production speed
  • More finishing flexibility
  • Option to expand the services offered

The new setup enables convenient and automated production of brochures through the integrated finishing devices. The tandem installation of the two colour systems guarantees constant colour quality and ensures reliability.

AccurioPro Flux makes it possible to manage all print jobs centrally and conveniently. By offering a web shop for 24/7 online ordering to the agencies, the company intends to create additional added value in the future.

Read the entire Success Story (PDF).

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