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Koenig & Bauer Shines Bright Light on Profitability, Efficiency, and Automation for Customers at PRINT 19

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Leading press manufacturer and strong industry supporter beckons visitors to Booth 1221

  • Engage and network with its knowledgeable sales and technical staff while enjoying a cold beer and traditional German brats
  • Learn more about the formation of Koenig & Bauer’s post press products including Duran folder-gluers and Iberica die cutters
  • Partner with Koenig & Bauer as it posts strong future growth and positive results

Demonstrating its strong commitment to all market segments, Koenig & Bauer will be beckoning visitors to its dynamic Booth 1221 in the North Hall of McCormick Place for PRINT 19. Visitors will be able to experience all new press technology, which provides the highest productivity and print quality, the fastest makeready, and lightning fast press speeds at 20,000 sph. Koenig & Bauer is proud to lead the way of successful press manufacturers that will participate in the print industry’s most comprehensive and longest running event. PRINT 19, scheduled for October 3-5 in Chicago, brings together the leaders of the printing industry from across the U.S. and more than 80 countries.

“We’re eager to meet and greet attendees at PRINT 19,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of Koenig & Bauer (US). “There is a lot to learn and see about our unique and broad line of technology, no matter what part of the market you serve, whether you need our broad line of popular Rapida sheetfed presses or our RotaJET digital printing systems. Our leadership in the sheetfed offset commercial market will be front and center at this premier event for the entire community of printing and graphic professionals – from creatives to executives, production specialists to sales and marketing teams. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to engage with all levels of printers, learn about specific needs and challenges, and partner with customers on this annual stage. Our booth will be the central active hotspot to discuss how we can partner with your business. Plus PRINT 19 will be an excellent springboard toward Koenig & Bauer’s participation at drupa 2020.”

With a strong renowned reputation as a leading print press provider, Koenig & Bauer (US) is proud to be part of the Koenig & Bauer group. The firm reported a robust profitable year posting a double-digit increase in order intake in the first quarter year-over year. This strong growth, which exceeded the industry average, was underpinned by significantly more orders for services and for folding carton, direct glass and security printing presses. Revenue exceeded the previous year's figure by 6.2%. Contract signings are exceeding expectations.

On hand will be a live demonstration of Koenig & Bauer award-winning Rapida LiveApp, the first of its kind in the industry, which was chosen as a winner of the 2018 InterTech Technology Award. The Rapida LiveApp offers dual functionality. On the one hand, press operators can start or stop their Rapida sheetfed offset press from a mobile location, adjust settings and perform operational tasks as well as obtain information on press status and print jobs. The maintenance manager displays a list of pending maintenance tasks and simplifies these tasks by providing relevant instructions and videos. Successful maintenance can be confirmed and commented upon interactively.

This past year, the firm has expanded its reach into new post-press products including the formation of Koenig & Bauer Duran and its popular Omega line of folder-gluer products. This new introduction complements its popular Iberica flatbed die cutter line to offer a complete line of printing and processing of folding boxes from a single source.

Visitors are urged to relax at its comfortable booth and enjoy a cold beer and traditional German brats while learning more about its industry-leading holistic customer service program led by its dedicated proactive expert service team. See how Koenig & Bauer is expanding its lead in the service area with its award-winning Augmented Reality-DataGlass Remote Support system---a truly revolutionary new product. It provides Koenig & Bauer remote maintenance specialists with the ability to experience, in real time, what a customer’s technical team can see and hear.

Koenig & Bauer (US) is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the Koenig & Bauer Group, which was established over 200 years ago in Würzburg, Germany. Koenig & Bauer’s claim, “We’re on it.” gets to the heart of Koenig & Bauer’s values and competencies for all target groups. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, post press die cutting, folder gluers, inkjet presses and systems, flexographic presses, commercial and newspaper web presses, corrugated presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, glass and plastic decorating. For more information visit the company's web site at www.koenig-bauer.com.

Koenig & Bauer will be demonstrating its strong commitment to all market segments as it beckons visitors to its dynamic Booth 1221 in the North Hall of McCormick Place for PRINT 19.