A strong partner at your side.
Our customers publish books, scientific journals, catalogues, manuals and technical and business documents in their thousands, every day. CPI’s manufacturing capabilities are unique in Europe, with over 50 rotary offset or digital facilities, and dozens of presses and binding lines. Based on a policy of regular investment, our industrial strategy is focused on the long term and is supported by leading suppliers. Choosing CPI means choosing security. Our scale offers the reassurance of handling a production peak or an unforeseen event, with the facility to manufacture in multiple locations for increased security. It means delivering on time, no matter what happens. Our network of 16 printing plants, all connected to the same system, ensures optimal use of our industrial tool.
Our teams' experience at your service.
With 16 printers in seven countries, around 3,000 people work every day in our facilities, producing books, catalogues, journals and business documents for our customers. CPI's teams are at the heart of their markets, and are attentive to customers and the concerns of publishers, companies and anyone who entrusts us with the printing of their books and documents. We can print by the unit or runs of several hundred thousand copies, in a wide range of formats and finishes, with an unequalled level of quality. And thanks to the work of our teams, who are constantly designing new products, we continuously innovate. Printing may be a traditional industry but, we’re convinced, it’s an industry of the future.
Being one step ahead makes all the difference.
Declining circulations, tighter deadlines, inventory management and the need for increased responsiveness; these are some of the challenges we face, in an industry undergoing profound change. Very early on, CPI invested in computerised solutions which now form the basis of a wide service offering and provide a solution to the needs of today. These services form the basis of an extensive offering which meets the current needs of our industry; on-demand printing, automated restocking, zero stockholding, distribution, and web-to-print. The power of digital printing technologies, supported by the agility of digital tools, is perfectly suited to the needs of the market. This is what makes CPI unique and what creates value for our customers.
With 17 factories spread out over seven countries, CPI is one of the major players in the printing market in Europe. We produce books and printed documents for major publishing houses, large industrial groups and service companies, and administrative bodies.
With an impressive heritage – a rich industrial past, featuring prestigious printers such as Firmin-Didot in France (1713), Ebner & Spiegel in Germany (1817) or Mackays in the United Kingdom (1857) – CPI is the first European printer to have invested in digital inkjet printing. Today, at the heart of the transition to digital, we combine our industrial power with innovative computerised solutions to create even more value for our customers.
We operate production processes that respect people and the environment.
Our commitment to environmental protection goes beyond regulatory obligations such as paper traceability (all of our printers are certified FSC) and waste recycling. We invest in reforestation programmes and are developing a “zero emission” policy in some of our factories.
We attach particular importance to the training of our staff through continuous training programmes in all countries where we operate. In 2015, CPI opened its Training Centre for Careers in Digital Printing in France, which is open to all of our employees and students.
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