October 9, 2003 -- On 24 September KBA’s sheetfed offset plant in Radebeul near Dresden inaugurated a €3.9m ($4.5m) four-storey administration building furnishing an additional 3,300m² (35,500ft²) of office space. The company’s continuous expansion over the past eleven years had created a pressing need for larger premises. 120 assembly management and service staff moved into the new high-tech building on 21 August, followed soon after by the entire digital pre-press department complete with DI offset presses, which now occupy the spacious customer showroom on the ground floor.
This has given the existing showroom more space for conventional presses, demonstrations of which have been steadily increasingly along with the stream of print professionals worldwide wishing to test the capabilities of KBA’s Rapida presses or to attend the many in-house events devoted to technological innovations and advances.
The new building, which can accommodate up to 150 staff, has a bright, open-plan interior and a clear, filigree architecture. Bringing assembly management, quality assurance, service, spare parts and remote maintenance under a single roof streamlines project management and customer services. The project was managed by IPRO of Dresden and work carried out by Strabag’s local operation along with other regional companies. So far this year KBA has invested more than €16m ($18.4m) in new buildings, machine tools and systems for its Radebeul plant.
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