MPS, Esko and Cerm to present Performance Connected

Event shows ‘how to improve your performance by 30%’

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MPS, Esko and Cerm are welcoming customers to join the Performance Connected event on January 29 or 30, 2020. Aim of the seminar is to show visitors how to improve their performance by 30%, by increasing productivity and business efficiency.

Performance Connected will be held at the MPS Technology & Expertise Centre in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Atze Bosma, CEO of MPS said: “We are living in a world that is constantly changing. In the printing industry, there is a world of opportunities when it comes to connectivity and data-driven service. We are keen to show our customers how to improve their business by 30% with some very easy steps.”

Part of the event program are live demonstrations of hybrid printing, extended gamut printing, and customer cases. Cerm will demonstrate how their Management Information System (MIS) connects with Esko pre-press and the MPS press, and what the advantages are in daily business.

1 Performance Connected Is A Co Organized Event By MPS Esko And Cerm

Value Stream Mapping for higher efficiency

Esko will present how Value Stream Mapping (VSM) can benefit the label business. VSM focuses on a company’s value creation workflow, exposing waste and delays based on real numbers and insights gathered from employees, and revealing opportunities to improve productivity and throughput. VSM considers the workflow a system of steps and activities which are all connected in one way or another, helping executives to establish a long-term zero waste strategy rather than undertaking singular actions. It is the starting point of a business improvement project.

Ken Polspoel, Global Solutions Manager at Esko said: “VSM forces you to think holistically. There’s no point in creating islands of success in a sea of waste.”

Beyond the Machine

Performance Connected fits into MPS’ Beyond the Machine concept; showing the processes around the printing press that offer more than a machine.

Bosma: “Productivity is one of the key pillars of Beyond the Machine. We are pleased to share our expertise and advise our customers how to achieve optimal lifecycle performance and maximize production efficiency from their MPS machines. In the end, our customer’s success, is our success!”

Limited places

The Performance Connected event will take place January 29 & 30, 2020 (same program each day) and is invitation-only for label & packaging printers. Invited guests are requested to RSVP with the day they would like to attend as soon as possible, as places are limited.


About Esko

Esko, a Danaher company, is a global provider of integrated software and hardware solutions that digitize, automate and connect the go-to-market process of consumer goods. Esko connects people, processes and tools to meet the needs of global brands and the people who trust them. 

Esko customers bring consumer products to life with accuracy, efficiency and speed. Packaging for 9 out of 10 major brands is produced by Esko customers today.

Headquartered in Gent, Belgium, Esko employs 1800 people worldwide with a unique focus on the packaging sector. To find out more, please visit

For more information on Esko and its activities, please contact PHD Marketing Ltd.

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About Cerm

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Belgium, Cerm offers a modular, process-efficient Business Automation Solution designed to meet the specific needs of narrow web printers around the world. Cerm partners with industry leaders to form a complete end-to-end business solution for its customers. Cerm has an installed base in 5 continents, all with local support. For more information visit


About MPS

At MPS we design and build printing presses for the label and flexible packaging industry.

During the design of the machine we ask ourselves: What does it take for printing presses to really deliver in quality and productivity? It’s the people behind the controls. That is why MPS puts the operator first. For more information:

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