In August 2020 Apenberg & Partner issued the “Corona forecast for the printing industry”. We update this forecast with ACTUAL data from 2020, ACTUAL data from Q1 2021 and an adjusted outlook for the current year 2021. Almost one year later, it can be seen that the course has not been exactly as forecast. Nevertheless, a comparatively similar development can be seen.
In many companies, procurement ekes out a shadowy existence, works separately from the other teams or does not even exist in a professional form. Yet it is undisputed that procurement professionals contribute a large share to profits. So what are the right levers?
The fact that everything will be different in 2020 is also reflected in the results of this year's Print Business Autumn Forecast: although a negative market development is expected by the majority, the expectations of the printing industry for 2021 are slightly more optimistic than a year ago. But while in 2019 it was the small printers who were particularly pessimistic about the future, in Corona Year No. 1 it is the large printing companies who rule out a recovery in the market.
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Already for the fourth time Apenberg & Partner presents its customer magazine Printkompress.
A glance at the cover leaves no doubt that the current issue focuses on the topic of "Women in the Printing Industry". The editorial team met three female print managers in Gütersloh, Düsseldorf and - via Skype - Barcelona to find out more about their careers in this still strongly masculine industry.
As in previous issues of Printkompress, readers will find a book recommendation at the end of the magazine. With the presentation of the photo book "Corona Nights Hamburg", the Printkompress editorial team addresses the Corona pandemic, which significantly limited the production year 2020, but whose urban effects certainly made for fascinating photo motifs.