KBA to Highlight Its Expansion in Packaging

DALLAS—August 6, 2014—KBA is highly anticipating another positive show at GRAPH EXPO 14 in which it will be demonstrating its strong support for the printing industry and its customers and prospects through an informative and interactive booth (#213) at the front entrance to the show floor. KBA invites attendees to learn about KBA’s latest news, its wide range of printing presses, its solutions for commercial, packaging, digital, newspaper, metal decorating, and flexible substrate markets, and its unique automated systems and services all in an effort to help printers raise the bar.

KBA will be highlighting a few notable new distinctions between itself and its competitors presented within the past year. One is its growth into new markets including the new KBA-Flexotecnica subsidiary for flexible packaging. As of January 1, 2014, KBA North America became the exclusive distributor for Flexotecnica’s flexible packaging presses in North America. With this announcement, KBA is expanding its strong market position in the folding carton market into another growing packaging segment. KBA-Flexotecnica develops, builds, distributes and services central-impression flexographic presses for printing on flexible packaging materials.

Packaging focus
Because KBA is the dominant and leading press manufacturer for the packaging industry, a large part of its booth at GRAPH EXPO will be focused on this important and growing market. KBA boasts over 300 large-format installations in North America. Over half of the large-format press installations in North America are KBA. It offers a wide-ranging portfolio of large-format press options—from 51-81″ (the largest press in the world) equipped with unique technology not found on any other press.

Back by popular demand will be KBA’s expert Service Select team in which highly-trained technicians will be demonstrating live press analysis for both sheetfed and web from the show floor. Attendees will learn about Service Select, a complete line of customized service products designed to maximize the productivity and profitability of a customer’s KBA press, how it helps KBA customers identify critical function areas that may be influencing productivity using press historical data. and the comprehensive support team that can’t be duplicated by any other manufacturer.

The centerpiece of the booth will be a comfortable lounge atmosphere with German beer and pretzels. On the outer perimeter of the booth will be 10 free standing walls showing the different market segments that KBA serves. The 10 segments will furnish information on commercial printing, folding carton packaging, flexible packaging, metal decorating, newspaper, plastic cards, security printing, digital printing, signage/ POP and service and support. Private conference rooms will be available for speaking one-to-one with customers.

KBA is a proud co-sponsor of the new State of the Industry report by NAPL Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Andrew Paparozzi. The report is an overview of industry business conditions based on hundreds of comprehensive company surveys, studies, and economic reports. It also provides the story behind the numbers through interviews with survey respondents who explain their assessment of current conditions and outlook for the future. Paparozzi will be unveiling the report at the NAPL booth.

Source: KBA.

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