Focused Strength for Innovation for Optimal Development Processes

As a complete provider of quality management systems for the web processing industries, the BST Group takes over all services...

... from the planning, conceptualization, and consulting ...
... to the development and implementation of all system components (including operating concept) ...
... to the start-up procedure, function and safety tests, and optimization.

The companies in the BST Group therefore offer their customers added value that pays off every day: through the acceleration of production processes and the sustainable increase in productivity. In order to guarantee these benefits over the long term, the BST Group must continue to develop itself and its offers. This takes place via proactive research and development and the planned management of innovations.

Targeted Innovation Management

At BST eltromat, in the Bielefeld headquarters of the BST group, our group of companies coordinates and combines their entire potential for innovation. The goal: BST customers all over the world should best profit from the latest developments.

Established structures allow us to optimally address suggestions from various sides, in order to analyze them and prepare them, so that promising projects in the business can be implemented in a timely manner. We make decisions about the strategic organization of our project portfolio on a secure basis. That is how, at every point in time, investments in innovative solutions are favorably scheduled and economically calculated and, in doing so, are worth it over the long term – for our customers as well as for us.

Close cooperations with academic institutions and institutes of higher education create a basis for capturing the demands of our core markets and potential new markets early. The result of these networks is a depth of research and range of development that we could hardly realize if we were working alone. In short: The structurally-bound innovation power of the BST Group regularly accelerates development processes that bring new and innovative solutions to market maturity quickly as well as well-thought-out. 

Practical Example: Cooperations on Inline Spectral Color Measurement with the University of Wuppertal and GMG

In a cooperative project with the University of Wuppertal, BST eltromat built up its offerings on inline spectral color measurement in a targeted way and in a way that fits the market requirements even better. In particular, inline spectral color management is the key to higher color accuracy in the production of flexible packaging and labels. Over the course of our cooperation, we optimized the design of our backing, therefore creating the basis for particularly reliable measurement procedures. In addition, now, by algorithm, we can transform the spectral data determined on a white background for backings of any color. 

Even if the printing job makes backings that deviate from the norm necessary, the result of our cooperation makes precise color measurement possible and offers print service providers and packaging manufacturers flexibility and security that was unknown until now, such as for transparent and printing substrates that are not entirely opaque.

Further cooperation with GMG, a leading provider of high-end color management and proofing solutions, will make it possible to profile inline spectral color measurement printing machines without special proofs. The printing machine profiles are dynamically created, based on a few measurements from the running production. Therefore, for the color management work flow, especially for the proof process, there are always current machine profiles available, which increases comfort and safety in color control. The necessary characteristic lines are also permanently up-to-date and available through networking the systems. 

BST Innovation Management – Your Benefits:

  • Targeted innovations management to serve BST customers worldwide
  • Continuous further development of the product portfolio
  • Consistent focus on customer use: Acceleration of production processes and increase in productivity
  • Proactive research and development 
  • Established business structures for the regulated and quick intake, analysis, and implementation of suggestions
  • Numerous cooperations with academic institutions and institutes of higher education
  • Consequent detection of the challenges of new and existing markets
  • Great research depth and range of development