Koenig & Bauer News Feed http://www.koenig-bauer.com/ en Koenig & Bauer AG Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:24:15 +0100 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:24:15 +0100 news-1551 Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:27:55 +0100 Successful HP PageWide T1190 Press commissioning in Japan https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/successful-hp-pagewide-t1190-press-commissioning-in-japan/
  • Widest digital printing press in the world
  • Successful HP PageWide T1190 Press commissioning
  • New possibilities for the packaging market
  • First press supplied with six colours 
  • Successful commissioning of the first HP PageWide T1190 Press to be installed in Asia. Rengo Co., Ltd, one of the leading Japanese packaging suppliers, celebrated the start of production with a grand ceremony in August. This was also the first time that the widest digital printing press in the world had been supplied in a six-colour version. “We are very satisfied with our press. The cooperation with HP and Koenig & Bauer was absolutely flawless. And since the commissioning, the press has been fulfilling all our prior expectations in terms of performance,” says Junjiro Watanabe, general manager for technical development at Rengo. More and more customers are demanding individualised and personalised packaging. This means that producers must accommodate faster throughput times and shorter runs, while at the same time meeting high quality demands. By bringing together the pre-printing and digital print processes, the press places Rengo in a position to combine short, medium and long runs of different jobs on one or more paper reels.

    Successful commissioning of the HP PageWide T1190 Press in Japan

    Largest packaging company in Asia

    Rengo Co., Ltd was founded in 1909. In the meantime, it employs almost 17,000 people at 100 different companies and 170 production facilities all over the world. Rengo produces a diversity of different packaging for its customers. The current portfolio includes not only high-quality corrugated packaging, but also flexible packaging for the food sector and others (e.g. confectionery, beverages, pharmaceuticals, etc.).

    Widest digital printing press

    The six-colour HP PageWide T1190 Press, which was designed within the framework of cooperation between HP and Koenig & Bauer, boasts a web width of 2.8 metres and a production speed of 305 m/min. It uses water-based inks which were developed specifically for liner pre-printing in connection with corrugated packaging and comply with global legal requirements. Furthermore, a broad spectrum of health-related and environmental aspects over the full lifecycle of a printed product – from production through to disposal – are taken into account. The press was supplied with a Pastomat reelstand, Patras A reel handling, a pre-coating unit and a rewinder with automatic removal.

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    news-1545 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:18:00 +0100 KBA-NotaSys becomes Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/kba-notasys-becomes-koenig-bauer-banknote-solutions/ A new name for the world market leader in high-security printing solutions. KBA-NotaSys announces the change of its corporate name to Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions as of 1 June 2020. The name change will harmonize brands within the Koenig & Bauer Group and has no influence on the organization and structure of KBA-NotaSys. A global overhaul of the logo, the website and related visuals will be presented during the first half of 2020.

    KBA-NotaSys was founded in 1952 as Organisation Giori, and became De La Rue Giori in 1964. Since 2001, the company is part of the German industrial group Koenig & Bauer, and initially adopted the company name KBA-GIORI. It was rebranded as KBA-NotaSys in 2011.

    Eric Boissonnas, CEO of KBA-NotaSys, explains: "The renaming of KBA-NotaSys to Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions reflects the operational and structural situation that has existed for many years, and ensures consistency across the entire group. It does not impact the current or future activities of our company. It's all about fully integrating the Koenig & Bauer brand, both in the complementarity of the technical solutions we offer and in our visual identity. In this way, we want to ensure the continuity of our brand and offer our unique know-how under a single global name."

    KBA-NotaSys is the last entity of the group to be renamed as Koenig & Bauer. The "Banknote Solutions" addition reflects the company’s core competence: providing banknote printing technology solutions.

    World leader in the field of printing for 200 years, the Koenig & Bauer Group is historically the oldest manufacturer of printing presses in the world. With nearly 5,700 employees worldwide and a turnover of EUR 1.2 billion at the end of 2018, the Group enjoys a strong reputation, and a recognized and well-established image in the printing industry.

    The Koenig & Bauer Group has four distinct and specialized product segments: Sheetfed, Digital & Webfed, Flexo and Special. KBA-NotaSys is part of the Special segment, focusing on security printing, especially banknotes. Each company in this industrial line is a leader in its field and offers highly technological solutions.

    Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO of Koenig & Bauer, concludes: "We are very proud that KBA-NotaSys is joining our brand. Since 2001, we offer different, but complementary technologies. The new name Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions reflects the unique competence of the company in the world. As of now, our combined know-how will become even clearer for our customers. "

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    news-1543 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:25:00 +0100 More demanding market environment makes achievement of group targets 2019 significantly more challenging for Koenig & Bauer https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/more-demanding-market-environment-makes-achievement-of-group-targets-2019-significantly-more-challenging-for-koenig-bauer/
  • Strict price discipline in a challenging market environment adversely affects order intake in Q3
  • Revenue slightly above prior year
  • Earnings impacted by growth expenses and product mix with higher costs
  • Cash flow temporarily burdened by special items
  • 33.2% equity ratio
  • As a result of significantly increased economic risks and greater price pressure from competitors, the market environment for Koenig & Bauer has become much more demanding. Due to strict price discipline, the sometimes massive concessions from the competition led to weaker order intake in the third quarter of 2019, particularly in the Sheetfed segment.

    In the first three quarters of 2019, the Koenig & Bauer group achieved an order intake of €843m. The prior-year figure of €943.2m benefited from a major order in security printing which is not usual in this scope. With good proceeds of €292.2m in the third quarter, group revenue increased slightly as compared to the prior year (€788.8m) to €798.2m. Group EBIT of €5.2m (2018: €28.6m) was primarily impacted by expenses for the growth offensive 2023 which, cumulatively for 2019 until 2021 are about €50m with a heavier load in the first year. President and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann described further details: “In addition to a declining services business in newspaper printing, unexpected project expenses for a major order in security printing, unplanned quality costs and negative mixed effects burdened earnings. Also in view of the considerable increase in economic risks, we have been working intensively in recent months on specific cost reduction programs. The optimisation of the group-wide production and assembly footprint is a focus in this regard.” CFO Mathias Dähn added: “In addition to the active and fast cost structuring, we are pushing our work on innovative products which enable customers to realise tangible added value. Reduction of working capital is also a particular focus.”

    At the prestigious pilot customer Klingele in Delmenhorst near Bremen, the production start of the CorruCUT for corrugated board printing and processing is in mid-November (1)

    6.7% rise in orders in Sheetfed

    In addition to the strong services business, more orders for medium-format presses led to growth in order intake in the Sheetfed segment of 6.7% to €460m (2018: €431.3m). Revenue of €407.4m was at the level of the prior year (€409.4m). The good order backlog of €242.5m (2018: €253.6m) ensures continued high capacity utilisation. Due to the product mix and temporarily higher associated quality costs, EBIT of –€2.2m was below the figure from the prior year (€14m).

    Slight revenue increase in Digital & Web

    At Digital & Web, order intake of €108m was 3.9% below the prior-year figure of €112.4m. More press sales in newspaper and digital decor printing could not compensate for declining services business in newspaper printing and lower press orders in flexible packaging printing. While revenue increased slightly from €102.8m to €105.4m, order backlog was up significantly from €72.1m to €88.4m. EBIT, burdened by high market-entry and growth-related expenses, was –€15.7m as compared to –€10.8m in the prior year.

    For its growth offensive 2023, Koenig & Bauer is relying on innovative products such as the CI flexo printing press Evo XC which provides the customer with a measurable added value (2)

    3.9% higher revenue in Special

    In the Special segment, order intake of €305.3m was below the prior-year figure of €428.3m, which was impacted by a major order in security printing. In a highly-competitive environment, we were not able to succeed in all security printing tender awards. Nevertheless, press orders were in line with planning. Following strong metal decorating orders for large-scale machine lines for 3-piece can decorating in recent years, the dynamic demand has calmed recently. By contrast, we were able to achieve significant order growth in glass and hollow container decorating. Revenue was up from €299m to €310.7m. EBIT was at €13.1m after €25.3m in the prior year as a result of the product mix and the unexpected project expenses for the major order in security printing. At €339.1m, order backlog and capacity utilisation are at a high level (2018: €460.3m).

    Equity ratio of 33.2%

    With the future-oriented APL-Robotman technology from group subsidiary Koenig & Bauer Coding, labels can be printed and, with a collaborative robot arm, applied to places not previously reachable in an automated process (3)
    Despite lower trade receivables as well as increased customer payments, higher inventories and contract assets plus high investments for construction and IT projects significantly burdened cash flow. CFO Mathias Dähn adds: “There was also a substantial one-off effect in addition to high investment payments. Following completion of the self-disclosure proceedings in connection with shortcomings in corruption prevention at the Swiss subsidiary KBA-NotaSys SA, there was an additional burden on cash flow in the first nine months of 2019 due to the CHF30m payment made to the Swiss Office of the Attorney General for the agreed skimming of profits. An additional significant capital lockup resulted from the major Egypt order in banknote printing through the contract assets realised less prepayments. At the end of September 2019, the resulting cash burden amounted to €31.7m. We anticipate a liquidity relief following completion of the project in the third quarter of 2020.“

    2019 group targets

    President and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann: “The achievement of our annual targets 2019 – organic revenue growth in the Group of around 4% and an EBIT margin of around 6% – has become significantly more challenging in this demanding market environment with weaker order intake in the third quarter. With the currently high capacity utilisation, target achievement is subject to the scheduled order processing, the booking of expected orders and the timely effect of the cost reduction measures that have been initiated.“

    Figures at a glance

    The financial statements can be downloaded as a PDF file from here.

     

     

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    news-1541 Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:57:39 +0100 New Rapida 106 at Siepmann in Hamburg https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/new-rapida-106-at-siepmann-in-hamburg/
  • Features geared to fast makeready and ecological production
  • Special capabilities for the pharmaceuticals branch
  • High level of value creation
  • The new Rapida 106 is Siepmann’s dependable means of production for short and medium runs, much to the delight of printer Dirk Beckmann (left), managing director Mark Siepmann (centre) and Ralf Engelhardt from Koenig & Bauer (DE) (1)

    Last year, the Hamburg printing company founded and run by the Siepmann family implemented a generation change in more than one sense. Firstly, Mark Siepmann took over responsibility for day-to-day management from his father Thomas. And at the same time, the company replaced a Rapida 106 dating from 2008 with a similarly configured press of the current series. Thanks to its higher automation, the new press promises even greater productivity and is contributing to an expansion of the company’s capacities.

    Like its predecessor, the new Rapida 106 is a six-colour coater press with comprehensive automation features to enable fast job changeovers. After all, it is to be used primarily for the production of short and medium runs. Run lengths start at just 250 sheets, and there are many jobs which require no more than 500 sheets. Frequent job changeovers are thus a routine element in daily practice. “In this respect, the Rapida 106 is unbeatable,” says Mark Siepmann. Accordingly, it is hardly necessary to mention that DriveTronic SPC with Plate Ident headed the feature wish-list. The company is equally committed to sustainable resource use and environmental protection. VariDryBlue dryers, CleanTronic cloth-based washing systems and provisions for low-alcohol printing all contribute to this aim.

    Dirk Beckmann and his fellow printers enjoy working on the Rapida 106 (2)

    Special capabilities extend into packaging printing

    Siepmann terms itself a commercial printing company. It is not a typical representative of this market segment, however, having built up special capabilities to serve the pharmaceuticals branch. Specifically tailored press and workflow features, in combination with all the necessary certification, qualify the company to produce several million patient information leaflets every year. These jobs ensure continuity and lay a solid foundation in terms of capacity utilisation. Further valuable business is derived from packaging production. Here, the typical numbers and volumes are just the opposite: Short runs of fine packaging for premium consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics have become Siepmann trademarks.

    Special folding expertise has also given rise to interesting solutions for other commercial products (4)

    The Rapida 106 must naturally offer a flexibility to match this broad product spectrum. The substrates handled by the press range from 40 g/m2 paper for the information leaflets to solid bleached sulphate board and G-flute corrugated up to 1 mm in thickness.

    In digital print, all products are supplied from a run length of one. Alongside, the company has established a series of closed B2B webshops for its customers. Their staff are able to order the required products directly and can be certain that they will comply with the applicable corporate design in every detail. There is even a large-scale partner which hosts multiple webshops among their number. It is perfectly normal for the working week to commence with up to 500 print jobs received via the Internet.

    left: With its sophisticated folding capabilities, Siepmann has established itself as a specialist supplier of patient Information leaflets

    right: Mark Siepmann recently took over day-to-day management responsibilities from his father Thomas (6)

    High level of value creation

    A broad scope of in-house post-press capabilities is imperative if such a diversity of print products is to be handled internally. Folding is one area where particular attention has been paid. The entire production of brochures and leaflets, as well as a whole range of packaging products, can be realised within the company. The die-cutting capacities have also been geared to the full spectrum of substrates up to G-flute corrugated board. That guarantees a high level of internal value creation. All that is missing is a bookbinding line and a perfect binding machine. Where these steps are required, Siepmann works with reliable partner companies, though it must be said that this applies only to a very small proportion of the jobs printed.

    The company founded by Heinrich Siepmann 70 years ago set up its first workshop in one of the massive concrete blockhouses which had previously been part of Hamburg’s anti-aircraft defences.  Today, the 63 employees are accommodated at more generous premises with around 4,500 m2 of production space on the edge of the city. Annual turnover lies between nine and ten million euros. Alongside various pharmaceuticals companies, the mainly regional customers are above all advertising and production agencies, consumer goods manufacturers and photographers. In addition, Siepmann offers its capacities to smaller media companies which are looking for a strong cooperation partner.

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    news-1536 Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:13:10 +0100 Koenig & Bauer performs retrofit in Iceland https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/koenig-bauer-performs-retrofit-in-iceland/
  • Step by step to the state of the art
  • Technical and electrical retrofit of Commander press
  • Overhauled reelstand now right up to date
  • Towers and folders to follow in the coming years  
  • One of the largest newspaper printing houses in Iceland, Landsprent ehf, has decided to bring its Commander press from Koenig & Bauer into line with the latest state of the art. Landsprent General Manager Gudbrandur Magnússon: “We have already enjoyed a close and trustful relationship with Koenig & Bauer for a very long time. And it was together that we developed the project of a step-by-step retrofit for our press.”

    The process began with successive overhauls of the reelstands. This stage of the project was completed successfully earlier in the year, and attention has now turned to an electrical retrofit for the folders. Technical measures to modernise the printing towers are set to follow in the coming years. “The customers appreciate our longstanding experience and our professional team. The retrofit enhances production reliability for the company, and the quality of its newspapers will also move up another notch,” says Michael Holzapfel, service manager at Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed.

    The next steps were discussed at the World Publishing Expo in Berlin (left to right): Michael Holzapfel, Service Manager, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed; Gudbrandur Magnússon, General Manager, Landsprent ehf; Håkan Runden, Sales & Service Director for Web and Corrugated Presses, Koenig & Bauer DK A/S

    One of the largest printing houses in Iceland

    Landsprent ehf, with offices in Reykjavik, can be counted among the country’s largest printing houses and is responsible for production of the Morgunblaðið, the most popular subscription newspaper on the island with a circulation of 30,000 copies. The overall product portfolio includes another 14 daily and weekly newspapers and magazines, and the company also prints various advertising supplements.  

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    news-1533 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:50:58 +0200 Commander from Koenig & Bauer for L´Est Républicain https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/commander-from-koenig-bauer-for-lest-republicain/
  • Nine printing towers and three folders with extensive automation
  • Investment in the future
  • Koenig & Bauer as a dependable partner
  • Commissioning in fourth quarter of 2020  
  • The French printing house L´Est Républicain is investing in the future. And a brand new press hall is being built in Houdemont, near Nancy, to accommodate a Commander press line from Koenig & Bauer. It has been earmarked to replace two older Miller-Nohab presses. “We were convinced from the very first moment and are certain that the Commander is the perfect press for us. The quality and the technology are really impressive,” says Rémy Ramstein, industrial director for the EBRA Group, the parent company of L´Est Républicain. Koenig & Bauer will organise and realise relocation of the press from Belgium to France. At the same time, an additional web lead is to be added to the Commander to further optimise the customer’s production options. Jochen Schwab, head of service projects and contract management at Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed: “We have already demonstrated our ability to handle such large-scale projects reliably, competently and punctually on many occasions in the past. On the basis of our comprehensive after-sales service portfolio, we can guarantee the availability of spare parts and appropriately qualified technicians for many years to come, also in connection with possible requests for further conversion, expansion, retrofits or upgrades.” Dismantling of the Commander is to commence at the beginning of the coming year, and commissioning in the new press hall is already scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020. An extensive training package is currently being discussed and will help to ensure a stable start-up by familiarising the operating and maintenance personnel with all aspects of the new press.

    The Commander is scheduled to come on stream in the new press hall in the fourth quarter of 2020

    Investment in the future

    EBRA prints up to 1.2 million copies daily at peak periods and concentrated production capacity to 4 printing plants in 2018. Rémy Ramstein is supported by 3 technical executive assistants: Eric Singer will be in charge of supervising the installation and operations in the new factory; Fabien Omhover is product project manager responsible for “re-inventing” the newspaper without changing habits of its readers; And Didier Genvo is coordinator for information Systems.  

    High level of automation and double quarterfold for maximum output

    The Commander comprises a motorised Patras A reel-handling system, nine four-high towers for 4/4 production and three KF 5 jaw folders. The double quarterfold capabilities guarantee a high output with magazine formats and mailing-fold products. The comprehensive automation package with RollerTronic roller locks, a CleanTronic cylinder washing system, QIPC ink density and colour/cut-off register controls, and an automatic plate changing system, serves to reduce makeready times, waste, manual operating tasks and maintenance requirements to a minimum. The ABB console and MPS system also incorporate the latest hardware and software solutions.

     

     

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    news-1530 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:36:29 +0200 Rapida 76 for security printing https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/rapida-76-for-security-printing/
  • Comprehensive features for security printing
  • Photorealistic print
  • Colour control and sheet inspection guarantee high quality
  • For 20 years now, Note Printing Australia (NPA), as a close partner of KBA-NotaSys, has been using one of its security presses to produce not only banknotes, but also the inner pages of passports. To date, they have been printed in a combination of conventional and waterless offset. With the desire for greater design freedom and the ability to test new ideas on short-turnaround times, the company has switched to an exclusively wet offset process with a half-format sheetfed offset press. The project was completed right on schedule and to the full satisfaction of the customer.

    A Rapida 76 went into production at Note Printing Australia at the beginning of the year (1)

    A Rapida 76 with four printing units, a drying tower, a perfecting unit and four further printing units went into production in Craigieburn in April. This modern, high-performance sheetfed offset press enables NPA to introduce numerous innovative technologies. Numbering, rainbow printing and many other applications which are today standard in security printing can all be realised on the B2 press, thanks to the incorporation of a whole raft of special and newly developed features. Special accessories for the handling of lightweight substrates and plastic films round off the configuration.

    Technological sophistication

    The Rapida 76 lays the foundations for even better exploitation of the manifold design and pre-press possibilities which today exist in document printing. NPA is now able to print photorealistic images, for example. In other words, the illustration quality is comparable to that of real photographs. To achieve this, parts of the image are printed in their full photographic resolution, while others are “softened”.

    The 4-over-4 press for the printing of passports incorporates an additional drying tower ahead of the perfecting unit (2)
    In addition, the press allows mixed UV operation, which means that certain security features can be incorporated into conventionally printed documents via a UV process. These features remain invisible under normal light. If the image is held under a UV lamp, on the other hand, the security feature is revealed – for example, native fauna might appear in the depicted landscape. Such effects represent significant improvements in the security standards for documents.

    High quality and fast makeready

    The Rapida 76 with perfecting unit for 4/4 production offers NPA all these possibilities. At the same time, a broad spectrum of automation functions serves quality monitoring and makeready savings. These functions include a facility to disengage unused inking units, fully automatic FAPC plate changers, CleanTronic Synchro for parallel washing of the blankets, impression cylinders and rollers in production with conventional and UV inks, non-stop pile changing at the feeder and delivery, and colour control on both sides of the sheet.

    The Rapida 76 is an ideal solution for demanding projects in security printing.

    Neil Taylor, NPA’s Capital Engineering Manager, puts it this way: “We’ve only had the press for a short time, but it’s clear the Rapida is providing NPA with a printing capability where there's a lot more control in colour management and visual inspection.”

    NPA is thus well equipped to tackle passport projects in which it can empower customer decision-making as it enables the examination of initial print quality with trial material.

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    news-1526 Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:03:50 +0200 Cooperation for the future https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/cooperation-for-the-future/
  • Electrical retrofit
  • Integration of two printing towers into the existing line
  • Koenig & Bauer as competent partner
  • Presses brought into line with the start of the art  
  • The Comet press line at Calprint S.L. (2)
    By way of an extensive electrical retrofit, the Spanish company Calprint S.L. has brought its two Comet presses from Koenig & Bauer into line with the latest state of the art. “It was important for us that production on the presses would not be interrupted by the retrofit work. And this was also achieved thanks to the fast, professional and competent handling by Koenig & Bauer,” says Maximiliano Miguel, technical director at Calprint S.L. The company has invested significantly in press equipment and its plant building over the past years. The most recent measures have now raised the quality of its products yet again. Eugenio Gascon, the president of Calprint S.L.: “Thanks to the retrofit measures and the consequently improved quality of our products, we were very quickly able to gain new customers. We are very satisfied and now well equipped for the future.” The project included upgrades to the six reelstands, two folders and the control system. In addition, two further towers were moved and integrated into the existing line. Martin Schoeps, head of service projects and contract management at Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed: “It was by all means a very challenging project. But the tight schedule posed no problems and both the retrofit and commissioning of the new towers were completed very smoothly.”

    Calprint S.L.

    The print company with offices near Valladolid in Spain has been pursuing a course of continued growth for a number of years. Newspaper titles printed by Calprint S.L. include the Spanish dailies El Mundo, El Norte de Castilla, Gaceta de Salamanca and Diario de Leon.

    Successful commissioning after the Comet retrofit at Calprint S.L. (l-r): David Rodriguez, technical director, Koenig & Bauer Lauvic; Paul Bansemer, service technician, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed; Marco Anderko, commissioning technician, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed; Maximiliano Miguel, technical director, Calprint S.L.; Leonardo Ludwig, service manager, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed; Eugenio Gascon, president of Calprint S.L. (1)

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    news-1520 Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:39:00 +0200 Innovative solutions for the print industry https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/innovative-solutions-for-the-print-industry/
  • Open house on digital transformation in Radebeul
  • Factory acceptance of the new CorruCUT for the packaging market
  • SUSI FLIPTM raises the anti-counterfeiting security of banknotes  
  • Koenig & Bauer Report No. 55 is out now. The latest issue of the Group’s customer magazine spotlights current news, innovations and trends from the print industry. Across 60 pages, it reports on interesting developments relating to sheetfed and web offset, post-press technologies, digital and flexo printing, and various special applications.

    In his editorial, president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann points to an exceptionally pleasing order intake and numerous installations of press and machinery solutions from the broad Koenig & Bauer product portfolio. In addition, the newly designed CorruCUT flexo press – an outcome of intensive cooperation with development partner Klingele – has successfully completed its factory acceptance testing. “This press will enable us to further consolidate our strong position in the growing packaging market,” says Claus Bolza-Schünemann.

    The latest 60-page issue of Koenig & Bauer Report spotlights current news, innovations and trends from the print industry

    Koenig & Bauer Report also devotes particular attention to the processes of digital transformation in the industry. With a series of open house events for commercial and packaging printers in May of this year, Koenig & Bauer demonstrated yet again how it is integrating innovative digital applications into press engineering and the associated services.

    Ongoing technology developments at Koenig & Bauer provide a basis for continuous improvement of its products – with solutions to raise the anti-counterfeiting security of banknotes, for example. The current issue of the magazine recalls the world premiere of “SUSI FLIPTM”: The new Solomon Island five-dollar banknote is the first circulating note to use an advanced UV phosphorescence feature which combines high security with striking effects.

    Koenig & Bauer Report is published in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian. Printed copies can be requested from our local regional offices or from the central marketing department of Koenig & Bauer AG

    tel.: +49 (0)931 909-4567
    fax: +49 (0)931 909-6015
    e-mail: marketing(at)koenig-bauer.com

    Koenig & Bauer Report is also made available as a digital web magazine (in all the aforementioned languages and additionally in Portuguese). The digital magazine can be read at http://report.koenig-bauer.com/ and is furthermore offered for download at https://www.koenig-bauer.com/en/downloads/koenig-bauer-report/.

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    news-1515 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:10:00 +0200 Koenig & Bauer at K2019 https://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/koenig-bauer-at-k2019/
  • Evo XC to be presented for the first time
  • Live shows during the fair
  • K15 M18 with numerous innovations
  • High-resolution digital printing
  • KAMMANN Digital Foiling  
  • As the technology leader, Koenig & Bauer will again be presenting a multitude of new tailored and future-oriented solutions for its customers at this year’s K2019 fair in Düsseldorf. A joint stand measuring 350 m² has been reserved in Hall 4 (B11) as the platform for Koenig & Bauer Kammann and Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica to showcase a broad portfolio of products for the decoration of hollow containers made of glass, metal and plastic and for the printing of flexible packaging. There will be several live demonstrations of the new Evo XC from Flexotecnica and the K15 M18 from Kammann during the course of each day. 

    Koenig & Bauer is set to present new machines and technologies from Flexotecnica and Kammann at K2019
         

    Live presentation of the new compact Evo XC

    Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica has chosen the K2019 fair to premiere a completely new, extremely compact and highly productive eight-colour CI flexo press. The Evo XC will be offered in two different basic versions, both with an exceptionally small footprint, and promises maximum print lengths up to 850 mm, depending on the version chosen. “We developed the Evo XC to enable efficient printing with environment-friendly water-based inks not only on paper, but also on plastic films,” says Peter Lechner, CEO of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica. The press implements a raft of innovative features, including new technology solutions for highly efficient drying and intuitive operation. In addition, Koenig & Bauer’s specially developed energy saving package permits energy recovery during production. There will be several live presentations of the new press each day.  

    Koenig & Bauer Kammann

    Koenig & Bauer Kammann will be treating fair visitors to presentations of a fully automatic universal decorating machine of the latest generation, namely a K15 M with 18 processing stations. The configuration on show in Düsseldorf incorporates all the latest technology innovations, such as high‑speed robot systems for the infeed and delivery stations, different variants of camera-based registration, screen printing stations, high-performance curing systems and many other ground‑breaking details. Another innovation to which visitors can look forward is KAMMANN Digital Foiling – a new process for foil application on plastic articles where the primer is applied through a digital printing station. High-resolution digital printing will indeed be an important topic of the fair presentation in general. The focus is to be placed on increased outputs and complex article geometries. Kammann will be showing a broad spectrum of the most varied samples to underline the superior finishing versatility and flexibility of its technologies.

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