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nagels takes great pride in being a family owned business.
From our roots as a small German printing company to an international ticketing market leader operating 15 companies in 10 countries, one thing has always stayed the same: the business is run by members of the Nagels family.
In 1977 Karl Nagels started to build what would be the foundation of Nagels Druck. His son Werner joined him in 1988, when they moved the business to Kempen, setting the direction to become a specialist in ticket manufacturing.
The second son Thomas entered Nagels Druck in 1990, so that the two brothers have been leading nagels for more or less 30 years now, taking on full responsibility, when their father Karl retired in 2008.
In 2013 another member of the Nagels family, Insa Nagels, committed to the business and joined the management board, ensuring that the family tradition is carried on.
It is a given, that products carrying the family name are manufactured to the highest standards, guaranteeing that our customers can always rely on nagels tickets.
Experience, dedication and authenticity have brought nagels to where it is today. Flexibility, versatility and visions will make sure that we are prepared for the future.
on behalf of the nagelsgroup, I would like to update you on the circumstances affecting the global thermal paper market. It is our responsibility to proactively provide you, our customers, with as detailed information as possible.
Because of the closing of several chemical plants producing Leuco Dye in China, the global thermal paper supply has been severely affected since the beginning of 2017. As there is no definite date for these suppliers to completely resume production, we want to ensure that the supply to our existing customers remains constant.
This has the highest priority for us at nagels and we do our utmost to mitigate the effects resulting from the events on the global paper market.
In addition to the shortage of Leuco Dye, other factors, that are also beyond our control, are contributing to the increase of paper prices.
We would like to give you a comprehensive insight into the current developments which are known to us at the moment. Taking these into account it is very likely that the market prices for the year 2018 will be at an equally high or rising price level.
As we explained recently, the production of thermal paper requires a chemical component called Leuco Dye, which allows the paper to react with heat. Due to various factors, the production of Leuco Dye is still limited.
New environmental regulations in China aiming for a clean and safe production and to improve air quality, shortages of Leuco Dye ingredients and the resulting (partial) closure of production facilities lead to the fact that production in 2018 will still not meet market demand.
What complicates the situation further, is the fact that after companies had partially resumed production, they had to be shut down again due to safety incidents.
We expect prices for Leuco Dye to remain on the current high level in the foreseeable future due to increasing regulatory pressure in the country of production.
A major component of all paper products, including thermal paper, is pulp. According to data from the Federal Statistical Office, the prices for graphic paper and cardboard produced in Germany have risen sharply since October 2017. Since the beginning of 2018, they have grown by more than 5%. Factory prices for newsprint paper increased as well – in April 2018 by 6.3% compared to the same month last year. At the same time, import paper prices are growing: by 10.6% for newsprint paper in March 2018 and 6.3% for other graphic paper. Together with similarly large price adjustments of the paper wholesale, this results in price increases of 15%. The rise in pulp prices is mainly due to an increase in global demand and decreasing capacity.
Demand is impacted by a decline in the printing and publishing industry, which is compensated by a greater demand for packaging materials related to e-commerce and online orders. Many producers have recently shut down inefficient machinery, permanently removing these capacities from the market.
As mentioned above, ensuring a sufficient supply for all existing customers is our highest priority. To this day, we are constantly pursuing our paper procurement strategy to prevent delays, so we do not interrupt your business activities.
Your trust and loyalty encourage us to continue our strategy until the situation stabilizes and eventually resolves itself.
Paris, June 2018 – The last month was well filled with many international appearances and we exhibited at the „Transports Publics“ in Paris for the first time as well.
For the team at nagels – operated by proticket it was mainly the aim to make the name nagels known as a provider of a broad range of tickets and as a reliable ticketing partner to all instances of mass transit, from cities to OEMs.
A clear focus for everyone attending was definitely on the use of contactless smart tickets and mobile solutions such as the Calypso Light Application.
A huge advantage during the discussions around these topics was the membership in the Calypso Networks Association, which nagels received in January and which helped the company to stand out.
“The exhibition was very interesting for us, since we were able to present nagels as kind of a new player here. Nevertheless, the name nagels in combination with tickets is already known in this sector and we are positively looking forward to the development of the conversations we had” says Eric Lopez (Director, nagels – operated by proticket).
Coventry, June 2018 – Once again, the nagels team exhibited the wide-ranging product portfolio at Parkex.
Although the main focus was of course on parking tickets, products such as plastic cards and services like ticket advertising were presented to the visitors.
The proven stand concept from last year scored again with a clear look and provided the visitor with lots of information about nagels even before talking to our colleagues.
“During the two days, we met with many customers. These meetings are important for customer loyalty. Of course, there were also some discussions with new contacts, so that it was overall a good exhibition, “concludes Derek Skelton (Chief Executive International Operations).
Next year, Parkex will again be an integral part of the nagels exhibition calendar.
Orlando, June 2018 – The colleagues from NNA once again ensured that the reputation of nagels spread further in the parking sector.
The booth at the Park Conference & Exhibition “IPI”, in Orlando, exhibited many different types of tickets, allowing each of the many visitors to gain an overview of the various systems and possibilities and, of course, the quality of the nagels products.
A raffle for the visitors, with the possibility to win a television, further supported the popularity of the nagels stand so that the entire team was busy for the whole three days.
“We would like to thank all our customers that came to visit us for their continued support, and hope that the many new contacts we made, will be customers when the show returns in 2019 in Anaheim, California,” says Derek Skelton (Chief Executive International Operations).
Amsterdam, March 2018 – After months of preparing, planning and organising, the Intertraffic finally took place in Amsterdam from March 20th until the 23rd.
More than 30,000 visitors from 134 countries, are drawn to this exhibition every other year. The latest trends and developments of the industry are shown there to a broad audience by app. 800 exhibitors.
The 48 m2 large nagels booth attracted over 480 international visitors this year. With a choice of 15 different ticket types for manufacturers such as Designa, Parkeon and Scheidt & Bachmann there was an example for every need.
Especially the topic of RFID was met with great interest and will play an increasingly important role in the future.
“The show was a real success for nagels and the entire group. We welcomed partners, customers and new contacts from all corners of the world at our booth. This resulted in many interesting discussions around the various world of products nagels has to offer, the nagels webshop or the latest developments in the parking market. We look forward to 2020 and until then to many more meetings and discussions”, summarises Julian Janssen (Head of Marketing).
The exclusive nagels Dinner for invited guests was a huge success as well. In a relaxed atmosphere customer relations were strengthened and new projects discussed.
The booth for Intertraffic Amsterdam 2020 has already been reserved again.
Kempen, January 2018 –nagels is a member of the Calypso Networks Association (CNA) since the beginning of this year.
Calypso is an international ticketing standard, which was originally called to life by some European transport operators and authorities. With the introduction of contactless ticket solutions, in the early 1990s, they faced compatibility issues between the individual systems and transport networks.
The aim was and is to find and further develop an overarching, intelligent and contactless technology for the transaction between system and smartcard, which is made available to all manufacturers.
Thus, in addition to a smooth flow for the travelers, a monopoly on the market is prevented.
The members of the CNA are system manufacturers, public authorities, and industrial suppliers, such as nagels, who together want to improve, spread and develop the Calypso technology.
As part of the CNA, nagels, with its smart ticketing solutions, is not only in step with time, but can also help shape the future of smart travel.
“Joining the Calypso Networks Association provides a platform for our business to actively participate in the development and standardisation of smart ticketing solutions internationally. As smart city initiatives continue to expand globally, it’s our aim to remain at the forefront of smart technology, pushing the boundaries for development and implementation”, says Insa Nagels (Business Development).
London, January 2018 – The Transport Ticketing is one of the most exciting exhibitions regarding the topic ticketing in mass transit. Once again nagels exhibited its products and was available for questions about ticketing.
The omnipresent topic of “smart transportation” was fully addressed by Insa Nagels, Derek Skelton and Lee Minter with nagels´ paper-based RFID products (Smart Tickets).
Just in time for the exhibition, the nagels team also received the ITSO certification. ITSO is dedicated to simplifying travel on public transport in the UK through smart ticketing technology. The certification of the renowned company thus represents an important step for nagels tickets in public transport.
A lot of the international audience´s attention was also ensured by a “smart” helper at the nagels booth. A small robot, who greeted visitors after touch and showed a video from the nagels production. This allowed insights into the company in a unique and interesting way. A highlight for many of the visitors from all over the world.
The next Transport Ticketing is already in the nagels exhibition plan for 2019.
Mexico, November 2017 – The mexican parking market is huge. There are more than 4 million cars in Mexico City alone (in Berlin i.e. there are a mere 1.2 million).
Therefore, all internationally relevant providers where present.
At the nagels stand, Tanja D`Intino (Director International Sales) presented our products to the mainly mexican audience and was able to make valuable contacts.
However, to succeed in Mexico you have to speak Spanish. In our offices in Canada, Spain (of course) and even here in Germany, we have Spanish-speaking employees, to offer the best serviced possible.
„There are many chances in the mexican parking market due to its size, but it is hard to enter, as it is extremely price oriented”, draws Tanja D`Intino a conclusion.
This challenge now has to be addressed in the next month.
Rotterdam, September 2017 – For nagels, the 18th EPA Congress and Exhibition was a great opportunity to meet up with European customers.
Due to the increasing digitalization of the parking market, the presented RFID products got a lot of attention for different applications as for example park & ride.
Additionally, there was a lot of interest in the online ordering system, which Tanja D’Intino and Hans van der Elburg presented to several customers.
Of course, also the products that nagels is known for, meaning any kind of parking tickets, were discussed. “Our customers appreciate our flexibility and especially that we are able to supply tickets for every existing equipment” resumes Tanja D’Intino (Director International Sales).
Paris, June 2017 – For the tenth time Pro Ticket exhibited at the French Parkopolis.
This year offered the opportunity to present the new corporate identity nagels – operated by proticket to more than 4,000 visitors.
Most customers were interested to find out more about contactless RFID-technology.
“There were a lot of questions regarding the technical advantages compared to usage of magnetic stripes”, says Eric Lopez (Director, nagels – operated by proticket).
So naturally it was an advantage that nagels – operated by proticket was able to show RFID-products from our own production and advise the customers accordingly.
We are very pleased with the newly established contacts and the resulting opportunities.
Karlsruhe, June 2017 – The „Parken 2017“ opened its gates from 21.06-22.06.2017 in Karlsruhe for the complete industry.
Already in the first few minutes of the exhibition, the nagels team welcomed many guests at the new and modernly designed booth.
During summery temperatures of 34 °C, it were especially the topics RFID, plastic card printers and the new nagels webshop, that were of interest for the visitors and could be experienced live on-site.
“The whole team looks back at two very successful days and many good conversations. The customer’s feedback confirms that always keeping an eye on the service, as well as the customer’s concerns and to be actively at his side is most important”, says Julian Janßen (Head of Marketing).
New Orleans, April 2017 – The IPI (International Parking Institute) is the worldwide largest and leading association of parking specialists.
At the annual parkingconference & exhibition, the largest in North America,
more than 3,000 experts and 250 exhibitors from more than 35 countries come together.
The nagels booth proudly stood from the 21st to the 24th of April of this year in New Orleans.
“We received a number of opportunities to quote and have turned a few of the quotes into orders since the show ended,” declares Dave Partington (President, nagels North America). A result that we are very happy with.
Next year’s show will be in Orlando from June 3rd to June 5th 2018.
Birmingham, April 2017 – Parkex, the largest dedicated exhibition for the parking industry in Europe took place in Birmingham from April 4th until the 6th.
nagels welcomed many new and existing clients on the spacious stand.
“All 3 days exceeded expectations”, sums up Jim Williamson (Managing Director, nagels UK) happily.
We are especially delighted about the valuable conversations which where lead with our visitors. Many contacts and new requests for quotations resulted from them.
nagels is already looking forward to 2018 and the next Parkex.
New Orleans, January 2017 – Our colleagues from nagels North America could not miss the most important exhibition for Leisure tickets in America, 38th INTIX Conference & Exhibition.
The well attend show offered perfect contact possibilities for everyone involved in the ticketing sector, stadium sports, exhibitions and festivals.
“The show is very challenging as approximately 20% of the vendors are printers, with this year seeing the arrival of two new printing companies, Southland and Syndicate printing“, says Dave Partington, President nagels NNA.
Nevertheless nagels was able to send out a number of quotes to potential clients following the show and we will see in time if any materialize.
London, January 2017 – Mass Transit is an important business sector for nagels. Therfore we exhibited once again at the Transport Ticketing in London this year, to cause the name “nagels“ to become even more known in this business area.
Even though it wasn´t easy to guide clients to the exhibition stands due to the conference taking place at the same time, the internationally visited exhibition offered ideal possibilities to not only acquire new clients, but to get in touch with the OEMs.
The topic of digitalisation was a key focus for many visitors, but even more important was the thought of being able to offer a variety of ticketing possibilities to make traveling as easy as possible.
„It was important to us to emphasizes that we are able to offer support in all ticketing solutions“, sums up Insa Nagels, Business Development.
Dubai, November 2016 – Once again the Gulf Traffic show in Dubai was a success for the nagels business. New developments and product initiatives were shared and discussed.
As the international leader in the manufacture and supply of parking tickets it is important for nagels to get to know the environment in which they are being used. That way it can be secured that we are producing the ideal product for our clients. Especially in regions with extrem variations in temperature, like the Middle East for example.
„The show provided us the perfect platform to promote our business to a wide range of clients across the MENA region with many new opportunities to develop and strengthen relationships with our partners “, Lee Minter, Director International Operations, sums up.
Kempen, November 2016 – As part of the new business strategy, nagels repositions itself: all worldwide subsidiaries of the international leader in the manufacturing and supply of machine issue tickets will be combined under the brand nagels.
The company thereby emphasizes its international presence and multifaceted solutions in the ticket sector. Operating 15 companies in 10 countries, the annual production of nagels exceeds 3.5 billion tickets, with products used in more than 80 countries across the world.
At the same time all online activities of the 10 international companies will be combined under www.nagels.com.
The new company appearance is available internationally and will be individualized for Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, Belgium, France, Canada and the USA with the aim of optimally designing the content for the customers’ needs and to offer specific solutions for our customers’ business area.
Furthermore there will be solutions available for the sectors mass transit, leisure, parking and cards.
ColleaguesNagels at PACE 2016
Perth, November 2016 – PACE is the largest Parking event in Australia, providing network opportunities and targeted at all aspects of Parking.
The new joint venture ColleaguesNagels took the chance to exhibit together for the first time at this year’s 15th annual event.
“The show was well attended and very well organized, giving us the opportunity to meet many of our new and old customers and to make numerous new contacts”, says Derek Skelton, Chief Executive (International Operations).
So overall a very successful show, which marks the beginning for many more shows to come.
1st May 2016 sees the launch of a new parking ticket manufacturer into Australia. German ticketing giant nagels has formed a Joint Venture with Western Australian based Colleagues Print. This joint venture will manage the sales, marketing and customer services operations for two manufacturing plants based in Kempen Germany and Perth Australia.
Australian customers will be able to order a wide range of parking and transit related products and services including tickets, plastic card and RFID systems.
The company nagels is one of the largest manufactures of tickets and transit cards in the world with plants in Europe and North America, the Group has worldwide accreditations offering impressive manufacturing capacity.
Colleagues Print has achieved substantial growth in the Australasian marketplace supplying the highest quality on and off street parking tickets, infringements and specialised permit solutions. The business has been awarded preferred supplier status with several of the leading equipment system suppliers by supplying consistently high-quality products and service.
For more information visit: http://www.colleaguesnagels.com.au/
First exhibition at the Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information Global 2016
London, January 2016 – The nagelsgroup started the year 2016 with participation at the fair Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information Global. The key players of international transport industry gathered on January 26 and 27 in London’s Old Billingsgate, to discuss smart ticketing solutions, to hear interesting lectures and to make new contacts.
The nagelsgroup was represented for the first time as an exhibitor at the Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information Global and this premiere was worth it. A large proportion of the 700 participants were potential customers who were currently actively looking for new ticketing technologies. This allowed holding many interesting and valuable discussions.
From year to year the Transport Ticketing & Passenger Information Global grow in importance worldwide. The visit of this event in the next year is already scheduled for the nagelsgroup. We look forward to a reunion in London in January 2017.
The nagelsgroup are pleased to announce it has once again achieved approved and recommended ticket supplier certification by Parkeon.
nagelsgroup were the first business to achieve this accreditation under the new certification process implemented by Parkeon back in July 2012. nagelsgroup has a long history producing Parkeon ticketing and have been a recommended supplier for Parkeon for many years.
This renewed certification reflects the nagelsgroup commitment to quality, service and functionality, ensuring the tickets manufactured meet the specified requirements for the parking terminals produced by Parkeon.
nagelsgroup are the world leader in the manufacture and supply of tickets for the parking sector; producing over 3.5 billion tickets annually while supporting customers in more than 70 countries around the world.
For more details on nagelsgroup Parkeon ticketing products, or any other ticket requirements please contact: email@example.com
Looking back at the "Intertraffic“ 2016
More than 800 exhibitors from over 45 countries including the nagelsgroup were represented at this year’s show making it an unmissable event in the parking calender.
For the nagelsgroup the Intertraffic trade fair is the perfect platform to meet customers and suppliers from around the world and get a good opportunity to view the latest industry trends. Insa Nagels stated: “This year’s Intertraffic was a great success, as we had the opportunity to meet and expand our share of new customers and prospects.”
In addition to their many ticketing products the nagelsgroup presented the new marketing campaign, which received positive feedback from customers and suppliers. Werner Nagels said: “We appreciate the opportunity Intertraffic provides allowing us to meet the many friends and partners of the nagelsgroup. Nowhere else offers us such international parking presence.” The nagelsgroup was represented by their companies from Germany, Netherlands, England, France, Turkey, Canada, USA and Spain.
The nagelsgroup team would like to thank all visitors for their interest in our products and is looking forward to seeing you again on one of our next events. Also big thank you to the guests of the nagelsroup dinner. It was an unforgettable evening in a stunning location.
The nagelsgroup receives SKIDATA certification once again
Nagels Druck Kempen has once again been certified by SKIDATA as an approved manufacturer of the full SKIDATA ticketing range. Nagels highlights that its consistency in quality and product performance garnered them its 13th consecutive year of favor from SKIDATA.
International Group Marketing Manager of nagelsgroup, Dr. Alex Kreikenberg states: “Ticket issuing system manufacturers and system integrators within the parking industry award certification based on a wide range of technical performance criteria. Our certification ensures that the customer can rely upon products that meet the technical and functional demands of the systems. In addition nagels undertakes significant product and process developments to ensure the climatic conditions are addressed for the environmentin which our tickets will be supplied to further enhance ticket reliability.”
Our approved and certified SKIDATA tickets can be easily identified from the SKIDATA SDQ code found on the reverse of each ticket and the unique serial numbering. The use of our certified products offer additional confidence in the performance and functionality of the media minimising ticket related errors for our partners mission critical applications.
nagelsgroup presents its portfolio in the Middle East
Dubai, December 2015 – Over the last couple of years the growth of Dubai into a mega million city has increased its influence within the Middle East region. To live a better life every year a large number of people from all over the world move there. This is why the ‘City of Gold’ has to cope with tremendous infrastructural challenges. What place could better set the scenery for the most important trade show event for mass transit and traffic in the Middle East region? In the shadows of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the planet,
more than 150 exhibitors from more than 70 countries displayed a large variety of innovations and future oriented solutions to cope with the future demand of urban traffic.
‘For nagelsgroup the 2015 Gulf Traffic proved to be a success’, says Lee Minter, Director of International Operations at nagelsgroup, ‘Nagels business clients where kind enough to visit from India, Africa, Lebanon, and of course the UAE. The show gave the team the opportunity to meet customers and prospects from the MENA region and to receive orders as well’, Minter continues.
The show was literally the icing on the cake for our company, who has experienced a successful year not only in the parking sector, but with unprecedented growth in the smart ticketing transportation sector. With new partnerships established for 2016 and some exciting product developments rolling out from January 2016 the year ahead will bring both challenges and rewards for the group and our customers.
‘We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who visited us at the Gulf Traffic event and our other shows throughout 2015 and to all our international customers/partners who placed business with us’, Werner Nagels, CEO of nagelsgroup states.
In 2016 nagelsgroup will again be part of the exhibitor family at Gulf Traffic, which will take place at the beginning of December 2016 in Dubai.
Looking back at the "Parken"/ EPA Kongress 2015
Berlin, September 2015 – The exhibition ‘Parken’ is the most holistic parking show in Germany and of great importance to us as a parking ticket manufacturer.
We are exhibiting at the show for years now and appreciate the opportunity to present our company while discovering new industry trends. Furthermore, the show provides an ideal platform for networking.
This year’s exhibition surpassed our expectations as the EPA congress was held together with the “Parken”.
We recognized many more international visitors compared to the last years.
As we are a globally active company, we appreciated this and are happy to be present as exhibitor in the next years.
Review: IPI Conference & Expo 2015
The 2015 IPI Conference and Trade Show was held in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 29th to July 2nd.
It is the largest parking tradeshow in North America with approximately 3000 attendees and over 235 exhibitors and is both an educational conference and tradeshow.
This year we proudly accepted the award for “Best in Show” for our booth, which is presented for uniqueness, effectiveness and creativity in booth design and presentation as voted by the attendees.
Next year the show will be in Nashville, TN from May 17 to May 20.
PRO TICKET exhibited at PARKOPOLIS on 17th and 18th June 2015.
PARKOPOLIS is an exhibition and conference for the French market that takes place every 2 years.
92 companies exhibited this year. This included all of the OEMs in the French Market and also new competitors with a small market share which shows a rise in demand and competition for new systems companies.
The two days gave us the opportunity to meet our customers (OEMs and parking operators), and to speak to and build up relationships with potential customers.
Review: ParkeerVak 2015
In April 2015 Roveka BV, the Dutch branch of nagels, exhibited at ParkeerVak in Den Bosch.
ParkeerVak is the biggest parking and traffic management exhibition in the Netherlands, so it provides a good platform for strengthening customer relationships, getting to know industry leaders and exchanging knowledge.
This year, Roveka exhibited in new areas such as bike parking and tickets for mass transit, which went down well with the visitors. Scratch cards, parking permits and long life parking passes completed the innovative portfolio exhibited.
We appreciate the interest shown in our products and thank all of the people who visited the stand.
We look forward to seeing you again at future exhibitions.
Review: Traffex & Parkex 2015
From April 21th to 23th the nagelsgroup has exhibited at Parkex in NEC, Birningham (UK).
As the European´s number one trade fair for parking, access control and software, Parkex offers a comprehensive overview of innovation in the market.
Thank you for your interest and visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Review Parkex 2014
From June 2nd to 4th the nagelsgroup has exhibited at IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas/Texas (USA). As the world’s number one trade fair for parking and transport, IPI offers a comprehensive overview of innovations in the market. More than 2000 visitors and more than 200 exhibitors meet for four days to join in expert talks.
From June 10th to 11th the nagelsgroup has exhibited at Parkex in Olympia/London (UK).
As the European´s number one trade fair for parking, access control and software, Parkex offers a comprehensive overview of innovation in the market.
Thank you for your interest and visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.