An interview with Claus Bolza-Schünemann, chairman of the board for the Koenig & Bauer group

200 year of Koenig & Bauer – On the road to Industry 4.0

Koenig & Bauer AG,Wuerzburg
In the spring of 2017, Claus Bolza-Schünemann presented the best business results of the whole 200 years of the company’s history.
Many times during its 200 years history, Koenig & Bauer AG adjusted to market changes by introducing new products and services. Growing markets like package printing, digital printing and the printing of functional parts for the industry now accounts for the bulk of the business, which only a decade ago was dominated by the construction…

Interpress Printers – Invests in Koenig & Bauer EVO XD flexo technology

Holding a framed image of the new printer after signing the purchase contract (L to R): Ratha Kerisnan, managing director IPP; Andrea Dallavalla, KBA-Flexotecnica; and Andreas Friedrich, managing director KBA Asia-Pacific (Source: KBA)
MALAYASIA • The young company has focused on the printing of fast-food packaging and operates from headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. To accommodate a flood of new business, production capacity needed to be expanded. After a series of visits to companies in Europe, the company decided to invest in an ultramodern flexo printing line from KBA-Flexotecnica, a…

Koenig & Bauer – Widens financial resources to fund expansion

Koenig & Bauer’s expanded credit line will enable the company to investment in new products for two-piece can and corrugated printing (Source: Koenig & Bauer)
GERMANY • With the signing of the contract for a syndicated credit facility, Koenig & Bauer has completed a further step towards reinforcing its stability and financial strength. The printing press manufacturer is also widening its financial scope for stepping up its profitable growth and for utilising strategic options. In addition to a guarantee facility of…

Dainichiseika – Invests in flexo technology from Koenig & Bauer

The EVO XD for Dainichiseika in Japan is prepared for the flexible use of water-based inks (Source, KBA-Flexotecnia)
JAPAN • To further advance the development of new inks for the printing of flexible packaging, the company recently decided to invest in an ultra-modern flexo press system from KBA-Flexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA). Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals is one of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers and they believe the EVO XD is…

KBA Flexotecnica – New sales manager for Great Britain and Scandinavia

As new sales manager at KBA-Flexotecnica, Richard Warnick is responsible for the markets UK, Ireland and Scandinavia (Source: KBA)
ITALY • The Koenig & Bauer Group subsidiary KBA-Flexotecnica S.p.A. has expanded its sales team with Richard Warnick, the new sales manager for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia. Parallel to these duties, he will also be acting as global key account manager. Richard Warnick has worked in the print industry for more than 20 years,…

Koenig & Bauer – New demo centre build in Würzburg

Architect’s sketch of the new demo centre for digital and flexo presses at KBA’s headquarters in Würzburg (Source, KBA)
GERMANY • Nine months before the official ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) in September 2017, the foundations were laid at the company’s Würzburg headquarters for a new digital and flexographic press demo centre. The location was chosen to provide suitable, conveniently situated presentation facilities with easy access to Frankfurt…

Goebel Schneid und Wickelsysteme – New CEO Daniele Vaglietti appointed

As of January Daniele Vaglietti, CEO of IMS Deltamatic, has been appointed CEO of Goebel Schneid und Wickelsysteme GmbH as well. He will continue to hold both posts
GERMANY • As of January 1, 2017, Daniele Vaglietti, CEO of IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., has been appointed CEO of Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH. He succeeds Roberta Ghilardi in her responsibility for administration and finance. He will take on this role while continuing to hold the post of CEO of IMS Deltamatic as well.

KBA-Industrial Solutions – Dr. Martin Kraus becomes sole managing director

Effective on 1 January 2017, Dr Martin Kraus has assumed the duties of sole managing director of KBA Industrial Solutions.
GERMANY • After three years as head of production for Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) and almost two years as managing director of KBA-Industrial Solutions, Michael Kummert stepped down from his post on 31st December 2016. Effective beginning on the 1st January 2017, his executive duties have passed to Dr. Martin Kraus, who has now…