COE: More Transparent and Faster Approval Processes Thanks to the New ‘coe center’

Stuttgart/Bremen, 23/05/2017. Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH (COE), one of the leading companies for the manufacture of printing plates for labels and packaging, has introduced a new web-based print data management solution.

The recently launched ‘coe center’ ( ) provides customers with comprehensive options for data exchange, the approval process and data archiving. “Over the past years, we’ve observed a trend in our industry towards automated processes that reduce the time spent preparing the manufacture of printing plates. With the coe center, we are providing a platform that greatly simplifies the processes, first and foremost in terms of data management”, Michael Halfar, business development manager at COE explained.

The most important customer benefits at a glance:

  • The entire approval process is more transparent because the ‘coe center’ displays all the steps in real time.
  • Compared with previous processes, the ‘coe center’ speeds up the approval process by up to 25 per cent.
  • Customers can use a professional viewer feature to view, modify or comment on the designs.
  • The ‘coe center’s’ clear layout and fast document retrieval allows customers to quickly find previous print jobs and reuse them.

Branded companies in particular are set to benefit from the transparent approval and archiving processes for their designs. Because in addition to the time they save, the automated workflows also reduce errors, making the approval process smarter. “We’ve already completed a comprehensive testing phase. Some of our customers are already using the platform for their daily work and are very pleased with the web-based data management.” COE will be presenting the ‘coe center’ at the Labelexpo trade fair in Brussels, booth 11A51, from 25 to 28 September.

About Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH
COE is one of the leading German companies for providing a pre-press full service which manufactures high quality plates, sleeves and screens. At the locations in Bremen and Stuttgart, 60 employees produce printing plates just-in-time, mainly for flexographic and letterpress printing. National and international customers are quality-conscious label printing shops, packaging printers and producers of branded articles. Other main customers of COE are producers of flexible packaging, pharmaceutical and tissue products. Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2016. The managing directors are Andreas Segelken and Holger Ostermann.


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