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APP Picks First KBA Rapida 142s in China

Press release from the issuing company

Chinese printers are recognizing the advantages and reliability of KBA presses September 20, 2002 -- KBA celebrated another major sale in China when it won a contract from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in July for two six-colour Rapida 142 large-format presses with coater and delivery extension. The presses will be installed at two different printing sites, with the first scheduled to come on stream at the end of the year. One of the world´s leading pulp & paper companies, APP opted for this press type after spending months comparing and examining the range of equipment available on the international market. Its decision in favour of KBA technology underpins our claim to produce the world´s most advanced sheetfed offset presses. Signing the contract at APP Headquartered in Singapore, the APP group operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in Indonesia, China and Singapore. Its products are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide. Since 1992 the group has initiated a series of long-term investment programmes in mainland China. Its scale, equipment and technology have made it a leading light in the Chinese pulp & paper industry. KBA´s share of the sheetfed offset market in China has grown steadily since the first Rapida 104 was shipped in 1994. Although, over the years, we have shipped increasing numbers of sheetfed offset presses there, this order from APP represents a milestone in our 185-year history. Our success in China indicates that more and more Chinese printers are recognising the advantages and reliability of KBA presses and our long-termed commitment to providing customised equipment and efficient after-sales service.