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.


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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