Koenig & Bauer – New member to expand activities in the packaging market

After signing the contract (left to right): Christopher Kessler (Koenig & Bauer); Patrick Masson (CEO of KBA-Iberica); Ralf Sammeck (CEO of Koenig & Bauer Sheetfed); Oktay Duran (Duran Machinery); and Apo Kücükaras (Duran Machinery (Source: Koenig & Bauer)

GERMANY • Koenig & Bauer has agreed with Duran Machinery in Istanbul to take over 80% folder/gluer business and integrate it into the Group under the name Koenig & Bauer Duran.

Together with the Rapida sheetfed presses from Koenig & Bauer Sheetfed, flatbed die cutters from Koenig & Bauer Iberica and the folder/gluers from Duran, the company can now offer complete lines for the printing and processing folding boxes from a single source – with products made in Europe. This gives Duran a clear competitive advantage over other suppliers of folding box gluers, which are left to their own resources in this market segment.

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Duran has more than 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing folder/gluers in various formats and configurations. Along with six standard series of Omega folder gluers with different specifications and ancillary equipment, the company also provides R&D services to meet specific production requirements, starting from unique packaging designs and the manufacturing of innovative tailor-made machinery. Duran machines are used worldwide by manufacturers of cardboard and corrugated board packaging in more than 65 countries. Koenig & Bauer Duran will proceed its activities in Duran Machinery’s existing premises in Istanbul and with Duran’s management fully on board.

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