Koenig & Bauer News Feed https://www.koenig-bauer.com/ en Koenig & Bauer AG Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:58:37 +0200 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:58:37 +0200 news-1733 Fri, 26 Jun 2020 09:35:16 +0200 Koenig & Bauer LIVE: Print also functions online http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/koenig-bauer-live-print-funktioniert-auch-online/
  • World première of the new Rapida generation
  • Virtual live demonstration of a complete packaging workflow
  • Presentation of digital services
  • Innovations in digital web printing and for the processing of corrugated board
  • Live insights into the broad portfolio of Koenig & Bauer
  • New developments from the joint venture Koenig & Bauer Durst
  • Koenig & Bauer has drawn wholly positive conclusions at the end of its first entirely virtual fair. Under the banner “Koenig & Bauer LIVE”, the press manufacturer presented product innovations, digital applications and new service solutions for the print industry through a series of online events between 16th and 25th June. Daily streams enabled partners, customers and all other interested print professionals to learn more about the innovations which Koenig & Bauer has developed for the industry.

    The chosen dates were no coincidence. “These were precisely the two weeks which we were all planning to spend at drupa,” as Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO and president of Koenig & Bauer, explains. Like so many other major events this year, the world’s biggest trade fair for the printing and graphics industry also fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic. New dates have already been found. The next drupa will now take place in April 2021. Koenig & Bauer didn’t want to leave this extra time unused. “Our preparations were close to completion when the news broke that drupa would be postponed,” says Dagmar Ringel, head of corporate communication and marketing at Koenig & Bauer. “But we didn’t want to wait another year before revealing our latest innovations to the printing world.”

    The highlight of the virtual fair was the world première of the new Rapida generation (2)

    Presentation of the new Rapida generation

    The highlight of Koenig & Bauer LIVE was the unveiling of the new Rapida generation. Redesigned from the ground up, with additional features and a new modern appearance, the flagship in the sheetfed offset segment was proudly presented by group board member Ralf Sammeck and his team. The medium-format Rapida 106, with production speeds of up to 20,000 sheets per hour in perfecting, flying job changes and highly automated plate logistics, is the most powerful Rapida the market has ever seen. The Rapida 76, too, boasts all the features of its larger sister press and has set a new milestone in the B2 format.

    Post-press – From print to the finished packaging

    In the field of post-press solutions, Koenig & Bauer introduced its new CutPRO family of die-cutters – the flat-bed die-cutter CutPRO Q 106 from Spanish subsidiary Koenig & Bauer Iberica and the rotary die-cutter CutPRO X 106. During the live session, sheets printed on the previous day were embossed, creased, die-cut and stripped on the CutPRO X 106. The Omega Allpro 110 folder-gluer from Koenig & Bauer Duran then converted the blanks into a finished product as part of a similarly live demonstration.

    Digital solutions for the packaging market

    Robert Stabler, managing director of the joint venture Koenig & Bauer Durst, gave an insight into the innovations for the digital packaging market. Alongside enhancements to the Delta SPC 130 and CorruJET 170 machines, it was above all the development of the new VariJET 106 which stole the limelight. This innovative press integrates inkjet technology into the high-performance sheetfed offset platform of the Rapida 106.

    With Koenig & Bauer LIVE, the company held its first entirely virtual fair (1)

    Digital services – Valuable applications in times of crisis

    Against the background of the coronavirus pandemic, the virtual fair also turned attention to the value of digital services. When the lockdown suddenly rendered technician assignments and customer visits impossible, necessary exchanges were shifted into other formats. Koenig & Bauer has already been using video-based service tools such as Visual Press Support for a number of years. Already existing augmented reality solutions and possibilities for preventive maintenance also helped customers to overcome restrictions imposed by the coronavirus. In addition, Koenig & Bauer has developed various industry-specific service packages.

    Insights into digital print and web offset

    On behalf of the Digital & Webfed segment, board member Christoph Müller and his team described the possibilities for use of the RotaJET press in digital web printing, for example for décor or packaging production. They also reported on the return to the market for corrugated board processing with the machines CorruCUT and CorruFLEX. Here, the company is responding to the fast-growing demand for packaging solutions, for example from brand owners and food producers. Luigi Magliocchi, the new managing director of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica, presented the Evo XC directly from the factory in Tavazzano in Italy. The ultra-compact 8-colour press builds upon the success of the established Evo series. It is available in two different versions with maximum repeat lengths of up to 850 mm and production speeds of up to 400 m per minute.

    Diversity of print products from the Koenig & Bauer world

    Short clips shown during the live sessions shone a light on the many other fields covered by Koenig & Bauer’s broad product portfolio. For example, the responsible specialist subsidiaries presented solutions for the decoration and finishing of metal substrates, glass and hollow containers. The audience also learned how an AI application can be integrated into coding applications, and why banknotes remain a safe and indispensable means of payment even in today’s day and age. 

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    news-1731 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 12:49:53 +0200 Koenig & Bauer appoints Dr Andreas Pleßke as management board spokesman http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/koenig-bauer-beruft-dr-andreas-plesske-zum-vorstandssprecher/
  • Dr Andreas Pleßke, management board member for the Special segment, will be taking up the post of management board spokesman for Koenig & Bauer AG as of 1 January 2021
  • CEO and President Claus Bolza-Schünemann is set to retire from the management board on 31 December 2020
  • Dr Andreas Pleßke has been appointed as the management board spokesman for Koenig & Bauer AG with effect from 1 January 2021. The company’s supervisory board appointed him to this position, in which he will remain until the end of 2025, at its meeting today. Dr Pleßke is currently the board member for Koenig & Bauer’s Special segment. The top board position has therefore once again been filled from within its own ranks.

    Dr Andreas Pleßke succeeds Claus Bolza-Schünemann, who is leaving the management board on 31 December 2020 after reaching the designated retirement age. Bolza-Schünemann has served the company for 28 years, which included nine years as CEO and President.

    Claus Bolza-Schünemann is handing the management baton over to Dr Andreas Pleßke with effect from 1 January 2021

    The supervisory board would like to expressly thank Claus Bolza-Schünemann for his long-standing and exceptionally successful work on behalf of the Koenig & Bauer Group: “The leadership of Claus Bolza-Schünemann, the great-great-great-grandson of the company founder, has allowed the management team at Koenig & Bauer to develop and implement far-sighted strategies. He has guided the company with foresight and sound judgement, also bringing it through times of uncertainty,” said Professor Raimund Klinkner, Chairman of the supervisory board of Koenig & Bauer AG, before continuing by adding: “As a widely recognised expert for printing presses and one of the branch’s pioneering thinkers, he has actively shaped and helped further the drupa trade fair in his role as President.” Mr Bolza-Schünemann will preside over the flagship fair, now postponed until April 2021, as President and act as an ambassador of Koenig & Bauer.

    With its decision to appoint Dr Pleßke as management board spokesman, the supervisory board has opted for continuity. Dr Pleßke has made a decisive contribution to the company's successful growth trajectory, having been instrumental to the implementation of the restructuring program Fit@All in 2014/2015 and been appointed as a member of the supervisory board, before subsequently assuming a position as Director and board member for the Special segment. He is now expected to lend a similarly significant impetus to the company's strategic alignment and to increasing the operating profitability and performance of the Koenig & Bauer Group. “This is a very good moment at which to hand over the baton,” as Claus Bolza-Schünemann said. He was pleased to see the appreciation that the supervisory board has for him, as well as the confidence in him shown by the management team. This team can now start the new decade on a strong footing, continuing to shape Koenig & Bauer and remaining a capable and reliable partner to the print industry. “This is important both for our customers and for the employees at our worldwide locations,” he concluded.

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    news-1727 Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:58:15 +0200 Koenig & Bauer celebrates award series at virtual printing fair http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/koenig-bauer-feiert-award-serie-bei-virtueller-druckmesse/
  • New Rapida generation receives both iF Design Award and Red Dot Design Award
  • Sheetfed offset flagship combines technical and visual highlights
  • German Brand Award for consistent brand management
  • With its new Rapida press generation, Koenig & Bauer offers proud proof of the power of industrial design. The new flagship of the company’s sheetfed offset portfolio has already picked up two coveted design awards. And consistent implementation of a brand management concept has likewise earned praise from competition jury members. The good news crowned the virtual fair event Koenig & Bauer LIVE.

    The presentation of the Red Dot Design Award on 22nd June kicked off the second week of Koenig & Bauer LIVE. Broadcast as an online stream, the event was a perfect opportunity for the company to showcase its latest product innovations for the print industry. One undisputed highlight was the new Rapida press generation for the sheetfed offset segment. “Our newly developed machine will set new standards in the printshop, not only technically but also in its design,” said a clearly delighted Ralf Sammeck, member of the executive board of Koenig & Bauer and CEO of the Sheetfed business unit, during the product presentation.

    The new sheetfed offset portfolio from Koenig & Bauer has already picked up two coveted design awards

    Clear lines, generous glass surfaces and an overall appearance characterised by the brand colours of Koenig & Bauer also convinced the jury of the international Red Dot Design Award. They identified the Rapida as the “Best of the Best” in its category and honoured this achievement with the competition’s top prize. In addition, Koenig & Bauer was already announced as a winner of the iF Design Award for the new Rapida generation in February. The award ceremony at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin was originally planned for May but then fell victim to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    With the new generation of its sheetfed offset presses, the oldest press manufacturer in the world has added yet another decisive aspect to the relaunch of the Koenig & Bauer brand which began in 2017. In terms of machine design, too, the company is committed to strengthening this brand identity. “Consistent implementation of the brand identity, also with regard to product design, underlines Koenig & Bauer’s claim as a leading partner to the print industry,” says Dagmar Ringel, head of corporate communication and marketing at Koenig & Bauer.

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    news-1718 Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:00:00 +0200 L/M/B Druck Louko fires up a second Rapida 106 http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/l-m-b-druck-louko-startet-zweite-rapida-106/
  • Five-colour hybrid press joins a Rapida 106 perfector already in use
  • Economical and high-quality inline finishing
  • 184 million impressions in three years of production
  • In mid-May, the Nuremberg-based company L/M/B Louko began work on installing a new Rapida 106 featuring five printing units, a coater, and hybrid facilities for both conventional and UV finishing. This state-of-the-art, high-performance 3b press is joining a nine-colour model from the same series which has already been in use at the company for the past three years.

    While the existing press, with its perfecting unit and additional inline coater, is specifically designed for printing covers, the company's latest investment will, above all, allow economical production of jobs requiring a high level of finishing. This includes the full range of conventional and UV coatings, such as drip-off and matt/gloss effects, as well as finishing with gold or silver-coated PET film. Multiple washing and coating circuits used in the coater allow the conversion from conventional to UV coatings or vice versa to be completed faster. Moreover, the new press boasts the same equipment features as the Rapida 106 already being used in production. EES (Emission Extraction System) helps to eliminate any potentially unpleasant odours in the area of the delivery, thereby improving the workplace atmosphere for the operator by reducing finishing-related emissions.

    The primary objective of the new press is to print the same production volume as before but in just half the time. This will be accompanied by a substantial reduction in material consumption and a significant improvement to energy efficiency.

    Managing director Oliver Stapfer in front of the new Rapida 106 during its installation (1)

    60 million sheets per year

    A wealth of experience gained since the most recent Rapida 106 was installed shows that these ambitious goals can be achieved. Production output has increased phenomenally. Managing director Oliver Stapfer has never had a reason to question the purchase: “At the time, it was a decision critical to the company's survival.” The long Rapida 106 clocks up 60 million impressions year after year. Monthly performance reports show that the press is running at speeds over 16,000 sheets/hour for a third of the production time, and at more than 12,000 sheets/hour for 95 per cent of the time. In April 2020, the sheet counter stood at 184 million impressions.

    All this has transformed production beyond recognition. Printing operations at L/M/B Druck’s facility in Nuremberg primarily cater to high-volume covers, order cards and supplements for mail-order companies with a primary focus on fashion and electronics. The production schedules are extremely tight. In many cases, the data arrive by noon. This requires an initial run to be completed by 8:00 p.m. the same day, with the remainder often due just 24 hours later. And these jobs can easily comprise up to 500,000 printed and folded copies. The capacity available to the Nuremberg specialists allows up to 600,000 sheets a day to be printed.

    A five-colour Rapida 106 with inline coater will be going live in the next few days. It will allow particularly economical production catering to the high-quality finishing segment (2)

    Fast and straightforward technology

    The exceptional performance of the Rapida 106 has helped to significantly reduce the levels of stress involved in what are often hectic production processes.  The DriveTronic feeder, which is highly praised by everyone at L/M/B, helps contribute to this: where the paper used to be brought into the storeroom 48 hours prior to the scheduled start of production before being moved into the press room to acclimatise for the last 24 hours, it can now be delivered just-in-time and be loaded directly from the lorry into the press. And this is even possible in winter, despite the significant differences in temperature and humidity.

    Furthermore, the Rapida 106 facilitates considerable savings in terms of waste. Even when customers are present for press passes and the press is being adjusted by eye – to cater for their specific requirements, 200 sheets in total are sufficient to complete the whole makeready process. The customers are consistently amazed to witness how quickly the press adapts to the colour specifications. They say that they would never have believed how automatic regulation using QualiTronic ColorControl makes everything so much faster, and are surprised to see sellable products arriving at the delivery after just a few sheets.

    A nine-colour Rapida 106 with perfecting unit, an additional coater and extended delivery has already been in use at L/M/B Louko in Nuremberg for three years (3)

    Versioning and individualisation on the increase

    Despite a high level of what are generally long runs, fast plate changes are increasing in importance. The magazine and brochure component business is undergoing a major upheaval. Versioning – not only in terms of languages – is on the increase, and more and more new customers are requesting highly individualised supplements. Small codes in the black imprinting of magazine supplements are also being used to identify where the order form has come from. Companies can then analyse this data to determine who reads what, and to predict the anticipated response rates from the individual magazines.

    At L/M/B Druck in Nuremberg, everything is optimised for high performance. A large proportion of the work is subject to regular, repeat orders. However, these jobs are rarely for final products, and instead almost always involve specific print components which are turned into finished products elsewhere. This approach distinguishes L/M/B Druck in Nuremberg from many other classic commercial printers. At the same time, it guarantees a good basic level of utilisation of the company’s capacities.

    The 45 L/M/B Druck employees work in up to three shifts at the company's Nuremberg facility. Another 22 are based in Herzogenaurach. This is where the company’s classic commercial printing business is based, which operates a mix of half-format presses and digital printing systems. The combination of different equipment options at the two locations allows an exceptionally broad product portfolio to be offered.

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    news-1721 Wed, 10 Jun 2020 15:11:11 +0200 Exclusive product innovations with Koenig & Bauer LIVE http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/exklusive-produktneuheiten-mit-koenig-bauer-live/
  • Sneak preview of drupa 2021 will open live stream provided on website
  • Market launches of Rapida 106 – Generation 2020 and VariJET 106
  • New products and innovations from the broad portfolio of Koenig & Bauer
  • World-exclusive launches will be part of Koenig & Bauer LIVE running from 16-25 June 2020, as well as seeing complete packaging workflow or commercial applications. The weekday streaming from the live area of Koenig & Bauer’s website will cover its diverse portfolio ranging from banknotes, via board, film, metal and glass packaging through to coding, advertising and publication printing. Registrations for the event are possible via koenig-bauer.com/live.

    Senior executives will be providing updates on progress and developments. Each session lasts 20 minutes and will be in English or German, with start times at 10.00, 13.00 or 16.00 (CEST). Helping to bridge the gap between drupa originally scheduled for this month and the new date in April 2021, web visitors will learn of Koenig & Bauer’s latest innovations for the printing industry.

    Koenig & Bauer LIVE gives an insight into the new products and further innovations for the printing industry

    Koenig & Bauer LIVE opens with a „sneak preview“ of its planned participation at drupa 2021. The other presentations will cover areas such as Digital and Webfed insights (corrugated and digital printing, flexo printing), Sheetfed Digital services and commercial / packaging production applications. Marking and coding, metal decorating, glass and hollow container printing and banknote solutions will be included under „Special Solutions“. Another highlight will be digital packaging printing updates from Koenig and Bauer Durst joint venture company and launch of the new B1 6,000sph VariJET 106, which integrates inkjet technology into the platform of the high-performance Rapida 106 offset sheetfed press. Also taking center stage will be the market launch of the Rapida 106 – Generation 2020.

    Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG, said: “The wheels of technology and innovation never stop. With drupa postponed until April next year, we felt now was the time to help bridge the gap and provide updates on our progress and developments. You won’t be disappointed. These insights into the world of print will include exclusive launches. And you can even see a complete packaging workflow or commercial application streamed live on the brand new Rapida.”

    You can watch all sessions at the LIVE area of the Koenig & Bauer website. Register here for more information and to become part of the event.

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    news-1697 Mon, 18 May 2020 11:57:35 +0200 New Commander CL for Switzerland http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/neue-commander-cl-fuer-die-schweiz/
  • Somedia Partner AG focuses on print
  • Leading provider in the highest performance class
  • Commander replaces competitor's machine
  • European newspaper publishers choose Koenig & Bauer
  • Swiss media house Somedia Partner AG is investing in a highly automated newspaper press from Koenig & Bauer. A Commander CL will be installed as replacement for a competitor’s press at the print centre in Haag in St. Gallen Rhine Valley and is scheduled to come on stream in summer next year.

    The new press will then be used to print more than 120,000 daily and weekly newspapers every day. Urs Zieri, managing director of Somedia Partner AG: “We wanted to, and indeed needed to, invest in a new press. The discussions with Koenig & Bauer were straightforward and focussed on partnership from the very beginning. The overall package simply felt right. We are convinced that it was the right decision to go with Koenig & Bauer.”

    Shortly after signing the contracts (back row, left to right): Stefan Segger, sales director, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed; Urs Zieri, managing director, Somedia Partner AG; Bruno Rothmund, press manager, Somedia Partner AG; Peter Rickenmann, managing director, Koenig & Bauer (CH) AG; (front row): Günter Noll, sales manager, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed, and Paul Frei, supervisory board president, Somedia Partner AG (1) *picture taken before corona pandemic

    The Commander CL comprises three four-high towers, a KF 5 jaw folder, a section stitcher and three Pastomat reelstands with a stripping station and Patras A paper-reel transport system.

    Over the past years, European newspaper printers have frequently opted for presses from the highest performance class made by Koenig & Bauer. “Given the situation presented by general market developments, we are delighted to see that companies like Somedia Partner believe in print and are making investments. We are also very satisfied with the level of orders we have received for newspaper presses. Further projects are in the pipeline and decisions are expected soon. Above all, the products currently in high demand when making new investments are flexible, practice-oriented and automated presses, and we have an outstanding image in this respect with our trio represented by the Commander CL, Commander CT and Cortina,” says Stefan Segger, sales director at Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed.

    The new Commander CL will be starting production at Somedia Partner AG in Haag in the second quarter of 2021 (2)

    Three partners and a modern print centre

    Somedia Partner AG comprises three independent publishing companies: Somedia AG, Sarganserländer Druck AG and Vaduzer Medienhaus AG. Together, they produce eight regional daily titles, including the Südostschweiz, the Sarganserländer and the Liechtensteiner Vaterland. At the weekend, the almost 50 employees at the Somedia Partner print centre in Haag also produce two weeklies, the Liewo and the Schweiz am Wochenende.

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    news-1684 Thu, 07 May 2020 07:22:00 +0200 Koenig & Bauer publishes its Q1 report 2020 http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/koenig-bauer-veroeffentlicht-q1-bericht-2020/
  • Solid order intake of €271.5m
  • Pandemic-related revenue decline by 25.3% to €172.4m
  • EBIT of –€34.9m hit by low revenue, cost savings from short-time work effective from Q2
  • Order backlog of €632.8m at an average level
  • Equity ratio of 32.3%
  • Corona crisis management currently has the highest priority to master today’s challenges and to be prepared for the period after the coronavirus pandemic
  • Whereas Koenig & Bauer was able to achieve a sound group order intake of €271.5m in the first quarter of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic, which has been spreading rapidly since January, has already had a considerable impact on revenue and earnings. With group revenue 25.3% lower than in the prior year at €172.4m, EBIT was –€34.9m. Restrictions especially in travelling initially imposed in China and then gradually in many parts of the world are having a significant impact on order and project processing for the delivery, assembly and installation of the machines at our international customers. The effects are also being felt in the services area. At –€36.6m, group net earnings in the first quarter of 2020 translate into earnings per share of –€2.22.

    Despite the significant drop in trade receivables and increased customer prepayments, substantially higher inventories as a result of pandemic-related delivery delays had a major impact on cash flows from operating activities of –€15m (2019: –€30.6m). Free cash flow improved from –€51.2m in the previous year to –€31.3m. The equity ratio stood at 32.3% at the end of March 2020.

    President and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann: “The economic consequences of the corona crisis pose major challenges for our group. Our broad product portfolio with a significant share of revenue in system relevant packaging printing, the robust, increasingly digital service business and our sound balance sheet with a high equity ratio limit the risk potential. With the corona crisis management established in March, we are working to actively counter this extraordinary situation. The health and safety of our employees, customers and suppliers is our top priority. Our action plan focuses on reliable customer support, cost and investment discipline and securing liquidity. Short-time working has been in place at different locations since 1 April 2020 due to capacity utilisation.”

    Remote maintenance and modern communication channels are becoming increasingly important in the current environment (1)

    Segment performance

    In the Sheetfed segment, primarily increased orders in large format as well as pleasing sales of folder gluer systems contributed to the solid order intake of €160.1m (2019: €174.2m). For reasons related to delivery and the pandemic, revenue of €68.2m was well below the prior-year figure of €113.7m. With a book-to-bill ratio of 2.35, order backlog increased from €250.5m to €275.3m. EBIT of –€18.6m was below the prior-year figure (–€3m) as a result of the substantial drop in revenue.

    Despite declining service business with web offset presses, order intake at Digital & Web of €43.6m was significantly higher than the prior-year figure of €31.9m. In addition to increased orders in flexible packaging printing, follow-up orders received in corrugated board and digital decor printing were the main reason for this growth. Mainly as a result of corona-related restrictions at the Italian subsidiary Flexotecnica, revenue of €28.1m was lower than in the previous year (€32.4m). Order backlog decreased from €85.4m to €81.6m. The low revenue level had a significant impact on the EBIT of –€5.5m (2019: –€5.4m).

    Lower orders in security, coding and glass direct printing contributed to the decline in order intake in the Special segment from €80.4m to €73.5m. New business in metal decorating was stable compared with the prior-year quarter. Revenue decreased to €81.4m (2019: €93.6m). Order backlog at the end of March was €279.6m compared with €332.3m at the same time last year. After a segment profit of €2.1m in the prior year, EBIT of –€7.6m was reported in the first quarter of 2020.

    At the Koenig & Bauer Duran subsidiary, order intake for folder gluers developed particularly well (2)

    Guidance for 2020

    CFO Dr Stephen Kimmich: “Given the uncertainty regarding future developments and the serious concern about a deep global recession, many of our customers are reluctant to make new investments, even though packaging printers for food, beverages and pharmaceuticals as well as for online retailing are currently operating at particularly high capacity utilisation. Considering the high volatility and the tremendous uncertainty about the severity and duration of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the success of health and economic policies, the impact on revenue and earnings in the 2020 financial year cannot yet be quantified. Because of the drastic effects that are already apparent, our planning for 2020 is no longer achievable. Accordingly, corona crisis management currently has the highest priority so that we can master the challenges that lie ahead and be prepared for the period after the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to the Performance 2024 efficiency programme, the strategic focus on packaging printing and digital services is to be stepped up again afterwards.”

    Figures at a glance

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

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    news-1669 Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:03:23 +0200 Trioplast Nyborg invests in Evo XG 8 LR from Koenig & Bauer http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/trioplast-nyborg-invests-in-evo-xg-8-lr-from-koenig-bauer/
  • Evo XG8 LR - Eight-colour flexo- stack-type machine for printing polyethylene  films for industrial packaging
  • Tailor-made, complex plant for a leading supplier of sustainable packaging solutions
  • Option for further Evo XG 10 LR
  • Celebrating the successful completion of the Evo XG 8 LR project (l-r): Massimo Forletto, Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica; Andrea Dallavalle, Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica; Oskar Karlsson, Trioplast; Joachim Barthelme, Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica; Richard Warnick, Koenig & Bauer UK; Håkan Rundén, Koenig & Bauer DK and Dario Simic, Trioplast; Niels Petersen, Trioplast (missing on the photo)

    Trioplast Nyborg is investing in an Evo XG 8 LR from Koenig & Bauer for printing polyethylene films for industrial packaging. The tailor-made flexo printing machine with a maximum repeat length of up to 1400mm and print width of max. 1650mm prints in high quality on wide web. It is designed for large print jobs for industrial packaging applications and scheduled to start production Q2 2021.

    Håkan Rundén, Sales & Service Director of Koenig & Bauer DK states: "This was a great team effort. The colleagues from Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica supported us perfectly in the consulting process and implemented all special customer requirements".

    Luigi Magliocchi, CEO of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica adds "After the unrivalled printing results achieved in Italy on the Evo XG printing machine, we are pleased that Trioplast continues to rely on Koenig & Bauer as a reliable partner and wants to realize future growth with us".

    "This stack type flexo press replaces three of our old presses," adds Trioplast's Chief Procurement Officer Oskar Karlsson proudly.

    A further, even larger press, an Evo XG 10 LR, is to be ordered in 2021. The Evo XG series consists of highly automated CI flexographic printing machines for the efficient processing of a wide range of films, papers and cardboards at production speeds of up to 600 m/min.

    Trioplast Nyborg is part of the Trioplast Group. Trioplast is an industrial group with just over 1,200 employees and a turnover of 540 million EUR. The group is one of the leading European players in innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient packaging solutions based on polyethylene film. It operates production facilities in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and France and sells its products on a global market. The main owner of Trioplast is Altor Funds

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    news-1656 Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:11:38 +0200 Koenig & Bauer is operational despite exceptional situation http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/koenig-bauer-hat-umfangreiche-massnahmen-ergriffen-um-die-sicherheit-und-gesundheit-unserer-mitarbeiter-kunden-und-lieferanten-in-dieser-aussergewoehnlichen-situation-zu-gewaehrleisten/ Koenig & Bauer has adopted extensive measures to guarantee the health and safety of our employees, customers and suppliers in the exceptional situation in which we find ourselves.

    Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica has already been classified as system-relevant in Italy and is therefore permitted to remain fully operational, and we are now especially pleased to note that the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture has explicitly listed “Enterprises producing packaging and packaging materials for products” as critical – and thus system-relevant – suppliers to the food industry throughout Europe. The value of packaging is thus acknowledged. Board packaging, folding cartons, plastic films, bottles, cans and the necessary labelling ensure that food and pharmaceutical products reach the end user efficiently and in hygienic condition. Koenig & Bauer takes this responsibility very seriously and is fully aware that no interruption of these supply chains can be allowed. Our production, which is located exclusively in Europe, is running! Our service staff are ready to provide assistance where needed, our spare parts warehouses in Europe, Asia and the USA are operating, and parts are being dispatched to customers all over the world every day. My great thanks go out to all employees, who are handling this unusual situation professionally and with their customary enthusiasm. That is what characterises Koenig & Bauer. And has done for more than 200 years. I wish our customers and suppliers the confidence that we will weather this phase together – with us, you are in good hands! - Claus Bolza-Schünemann, Koenig & Bauer CEO

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    news-1654 Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:46:39 +0200 Cash is safe to use during the pandemic http://iberica.koenig-bauer.com/en/news/detail/article/bargeld-ist-auch-in-zeiten-der-pandemie-sicheres-zahlungsmittel/
    KBA-NotaSys CEO Eric Boissonnas

    In relation to the actual COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide media has raised the question of potential virus transmission through different surfaces, including currency. KBA-NotaSys’ CEO Eric Boissonnas comments about handling banknotes, “The same hygienic measures should be adopted as in the case of any other everyday item”.

    “Recently we have seen unfounded messages – in the press, on social media and even in shops –  that evoke a potential risk of COVID-19 transmission using cash”, explains  Eric Boissonnas, CEO of KBA-NotaSys. Worldwide health experts recommend the same hand hygiene measures for handling banknotes and coins as for any other everyday item, such as door handles, shopping trolleys or payment terminals. What is paramount is to follow hygiene instructions, regardless the items one touches.

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    Cash is therefore safe to use in times of pandemics and is the only free public payment method, available to all. Recent campaigns against cash are exploiting the COVID-19 situation to promote other payment methods.

    The European Central Bank carries out regular studies whether the production or circulation of european banknotes may have an impact on public health. They have stated that there is no evidence of coronavirus transmission via banknotes.

    As the leader in high security printing solutions and a board member of the International Currency Association, KBA-NotaSys has joined the movement to counter the spread of misleading information.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is neither advising nor discouraging the public to avoid cash payments, but encourages frequent hand washing and adhering to basic hygiene. Fadela Chaib, WHO spokesperson, was quoted by MarketWatch pointing out that “we did NOT say that cash was transmitting coronavirus. […] We were misrepresented. […] Asked if we thought banknotes could transmit COVID-19 and we said you should wash your hands after handling money, especially if handling or eating food.”

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