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KBA Helps Printers Expand Business and Gain Greater Profitability

Friday, June 24, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

KBA North America, a global press manufacturer based in Dallas, Texas, continues to help savvy printers expand their businesses and find greater profitability with their KBA large format presses. Customers include All Out, Edison Litho, The Garvey Group, Master Packaging, Menasha Packaging, Meyers, Motivating Graphics, Pazazz, and Rand Graphics along with many other industry titans just to name a few.
These printers and many others are faced with a transition in the market, where quality, high efficiency, and flexibility are necessary key ingredients to a successful bottom line. Finding the right press and manufacturing partner along with its stability, profitability, and an emphasis on consultation, training, and service are leading printers to KBA North America and its wide range of award-winning large-format press models. The large-format KBA Rapidas feature an advanced level of automation, cutting-edge technology, in line quality control systems and array of automation modules. This has helped many printers expand into new high-growth markets. Commercial and packaging printers alike are seeing increased productivity and profitability with their new Rapida large formats presses.
With well over 1,000 large format presses operating worldwide, this continued success underlines the reason that KBA continues to be the undeniable leader in the large format press market in North America.  Since Drupa 2008 KBA North America has captured a dominant 65%+ of leading print industry titans who choose an award-winning KBA large-format press to grow and succeed.
"Since DRUPA 2008, KBA has continued its long-term 90-year dominance in the large format market for both commercial and packaging customers with a lion's share of the market over its competitors," says Mark Hischar, KBA North America president and CEO. "In the last three years, we've sold nearly double the amount of presses that our two competitors have sold combined. Our roster of customers reads like a 'Who's Who' of the most respected and dominant printers in North America. They are attracted to our innovative technology and our wide array of large format press models-from 51-inches to 81-inches---as well as being the only manufacturer to offer many unique features in large format. Plus, we are the only press manufacturer to have been recognized with the prestigious PIA InterTech Award for our large format model, the Rapida 205 81-inch press."
Leading industry print titans that have recently chosen KBA's large-format presses :

  • A Rapida 205 81-inch press to Rand Graphics, a Wichita, Kansas print specialist in point-of-purchase applications. "Not only are we excited to install our amazing Rapida 205 81-inch press but our customers are excited too," says Randy Vautravers, president of Rand Graphics. "It's an opportunity for them to create new work and an opportunity for us to gain in efficiency, faster throughput, and flexibility while being one of the few printers in the country with this award-winning press."
  • A Rapida 162 64-inch press to Motivating Graphics, a global printing company based in Ft. Worth, Texas. Motivating installed its third KBA press to provide packaging and printing for the high-tech telecommunications market in North America, South America, Central America, China, and Europe. "Our new KBA Rapida 162 64-inch six-color press will increase our platform of automated technology allowing us greater flexibility, shorter turnaround, less waste, and additional efficiency to continue to serve our customers at the high level that they are accustomed. We also believe that it will help to grow our business into new markets," says Ray Glenn Clark, president of Motivating Graphics.
  • A Rapida 142 56-inch press to Master Packaging, eastern Canada's largest full-service packaging firm. "Our new Rapida press will allow our company to open up new markets with its new automated technology so we can do shorter runs," says Mary Jean Irving, president and CEO of Master Packaging.

KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the KBA Group. Established 194 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA), the parent of the KBA group, is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA's banner, 'People & Print', reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes commercial and newspaper web presses, sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, special presses for books, inserts, banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards; CDs and DVDs plus inkjet and other coding systems. For more information visit the company's web site at www.kba.com


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