Heliograph Holding is a decentralized, family owned network of dedicated manufacturers and solution providers whose combined expertise in printing form manufacture covers all the relevant printing methods. While belonging to a single group and sharing the same drive for innovation, all seven companies operate completely independently and autonomously. Nonetheless, Heliograph considers it extremely important for the respective portfolios to form an organic whole.
Customers benefit from the fact that all technologies are available inhouse so that many choices are offered to the user. They also benefit from complete solutions, with Heliograph Holding overseeing and assuming central responsibility for projects. The individual areas of expertise of the Heliograph companies involved are clearly defined and complement each other perfectly. The seven competence centers cover all market requirements – from packaging, decorative, textile and publication printing to container, can, cup, and tube printing as well as finishing and security applications, including in the electronics, glass, and automotive industries.
Since 2000, our network of companies has been developing around K.Walter, which was founded in 1906, and we have been trading as Heliograph Holding since 2009. For over 100 years we have been cultivating a positive, dynamic culture that is typical of a family run business – with an entrepreneurial spirit and quick decision making that enables a rapid response to individual customer requirements. Over this long period, we have grown through the development of innovative products and through the acquisition of numerous companies and shareholdings that all fit together perfectly, transforming us into a flexible, broad based supplier of customized solutions.
With this far sighted acquisition and investment policy, Heliograph has also positioned itself as a strategic investor. We are open to companies that are interested in boosting their own competitiveness and that of their customers by joining us. We consider it important for the companies integrated in our network to remain intact in terms of locations, workforce, brands, and well-known products.
Our philosophy of mutual optimization enables us to offer more than just products. By coordinating these products throughout the Heliograph Holding network, we are able to develop complete equipment and process solutions for printing form manufacture that are flexible, customized, scalable, highly automated and efficient. These solutions also incorporate transportation and storage technology for the various areas as well as interfaces to business information systems. The experience and know-how of the individual manufacturers create a whole that is far more than the sum of its parts.
Heliograph Holding has long been involved in much more than the manufacture and handling of gravure cylinders. We now also provide innovative laser technologies for engraving and imaging in all flexo, letterpress, screen and offset printing, and highly sophisticated embossing, finishing and security applications.