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Watkiss Automation Ltd.

Watkiss House, 1 Blaydon Road, SG19 1RZ Sandy, Bedfordshire
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1767 685700
Fax +44 1767 689900
info@watkiss.com

Location

Hall map

drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 6): stand C41

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drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 6

Contact

Paul Attew

Executive board/managing director
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Watkiss House 1 Blaydon Road
Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RZ, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44 7966 319149

Fax
+44-17 67 68 99 00

Email
paulattew@watkiss.com

Chris Page

Department head/group leader
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Watkiss House
SG19 1RZ Sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44 7966 319145

Fax
+44-1767-689900

Email
chrispage@watkiss.com

Michael Watkiss

Executive board/managing director
Research, development, design

Watkiss House 1 Blaydon Road
Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 1RZ, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44-17 67 68 57 00

Fax
+44-17 67 68 99 00

Email
mikewatkiss@watkiss.com

Jo Watkiss

Executive board/managing director
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Watkiss House
Sandy , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44 7966 313141

Fax
+44-1767-689900

Email
jowatkiss@watkiss.com

Susan Attew

Executive board/managing director
Finance, accounting, controlling

Watkiss House
SG19 1RZ Sandy, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44 7803 271110

Fax
+44-1767-689900

Email
susanattew@watkiss.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.110  Sheet gathering and collating machines

Sheet gathering and collating machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.115  Systems for selective binding

Systems for selective binding

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.120  Machines and equipment for book and brochure production

Machines and equipment for book and brochure production

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.135  Book-on-demand systems

Book-on-demand systems

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.175  Book manufacturing lines

Book manufacturing lines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.210  Three-knife trimmers

Three-knife trimmers

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.255  Gathering and stitching machines

Gathering and stitching machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.280  Book block collating machines

Book block collating machines

Our products

Product category: Sheet gathering and collating machines

Watkiss Vario

The Watkiss Vario is the world’s only truly modular vertical collating system, designed to give speed, reliability and ease-of-use with almost limitless configurations.

The unique modular design can be configured as a floor standing machine, with one or two towers, and with a range of stacking and booklet making options. Alternatively, it can be configured as a benchtop machine. Users can choose between air- assisted friction feed and the patented SlimVAC rotary suction feeder, or a combination of the two.

Open architecture provides a continuous upgrade path if needs change.

The Vario is compact and very operator-friendly. It can be loaded, unloaded and operated from one position, which saves time and reduces operator fatigue.

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Product category: Systems for selective binding

Watkiss PowerSquare 160

Watkiss PowerSquare™ 160 – a new open-architecture, complete booklet making system that staples, folds, forms and trims in a single pass to produce added value SquareBack™ books. Featuring JDF/JMF compatibility, the PowerSquare 160 will be available as inline and offline solutions. The modular system can include up to three suction-fed sheet feeders and, in inline configurations, features dual-mode functionality for flexible workflows.

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Product category: Machines and equipment for book and brochure production

Watkiss SpineMaster

The Watkiss SpineMaster is bound to change the way you think about finishing booklets. It gives you both the superior appearance of a perfect bound booklet and the security of a stitched spine.

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Product category: Machines and equipment for book and brochure production

Watkiss PowerSquare 160

Watkiss PowerSquare™ 160 – a new open-architecture, complete booklet making system that staples, folds, forms and trims in a single pass to produce added value SquareBack™ books. Featuring JDF/JMF compatibility, the PowerSquare 160 will be available as inline and offline solutions. The modular system can include up to three suction-fed sheet feeders and, in inline configurations, features dual-mode functionality for flexible workflows.

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Product category: Machines and equipment for book and brochure production

PowerSquare™ 224

The Watkiss PowerSquare™ 224 is a unique and innovative complete book making system for digital and offset print applications. It is available in three configurations to match your workflow: online, nearline or offline.

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Product category: Machines and equipment for book and brochure production

BookMaster Pro30

The BookMaster Pro30 booklet maker and trimmer are simple to operate and low maintenance, making them by far the most advanced, user friendly and reliable staple-fold booklet makers available today.

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Product category: Book-on-demand systems

Watkiss PowerSquare 224

Watkiss PowerSquare™ 224 - a streamlined booklet making system for high production environments that produces SquareBack™ books up to 224 pages thick. It features dynamic automatic adjustment for page count, whereby the stitching, folding and forming are all optimised to produce perfect book quality regardless of whether the book has 8 pages or 224 pages. A nearline solution with sheet feeder, plus a hand-feed model, will be on show on the Watkiss stand. Inline models can be seen on Canon, Konica Minolta and Ricoh stands.

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About us

Company details

Watkiss Automation Ltd is a leading manufacturer and supplier of print finishing equipment, offering a range of solutions to help customers optimise quality, profitability and productivity in their print finishing operations; with a focus on long-term reliability and robust performance.

At Drupa 2016, Watkiss will show an expanded range of booklet making solutions, with a new addition to the Watkiss PowerSquare range.

Watkiss products are available worldwide via an established and fully trained network of distributors and third party providers with informed sales advice and after-sales service and support.

For more information, please visit www.watkiss.com

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Company data

Sales volume

10-49 Mio US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees

50-99

Foundation

1974

Area of business

postpress/ converting/ packaging