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