KBA North America Wins $13.8m Contract at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

October 10, 2003 -- KBA North America has signed a $13.8 million contract with Malnove Inc, the largest ndependent non-integrated folding carton manufacturer in North America, for three Rapida 142 (56”) seven-color sheetfed presses, each with an anilox coater and delivery extension. The first press will be installed in the company’s plant in Omaha, Nebraska, this winter. “Signing this contract with KBA extends our business relationship with them even further,” says Paul Malnove, president of Malnove. “We installed the firstl arge-format Rapida 142 in the US in our Omaha plant in 1997 and since then we have produced over 200 million impressions. Over the past three years we have installed new high-speed KBA Rapida presses in both our Jacksonville and Omaha plants, with great success. We want to build on that success with further Rapida presses on order.” “We are pleased to be a part of a strategic alliance with such a progressive company as Malnove,” says Ralf Sammeck, president and CEO of KBA North America. Founded in 1948, Malnove provides high-quality packaging to its customers from three plants located in Omaha; Jacksonville (Florida); and Clearfield (Utah). The Nebraska facility offers sheetfed and rotogravure printing up to seven colors and flexo printing up to six colors, with backside coaters. The Floridaf acility, the newest folding carton plant in the US, has a seven-color sheetfed capability and six-color flexo capability. The Utah facility features sheetfed printing up to seven colors. KBA North America is a leading supplier of sheetfed offset and digital presses located in Williston, VT. It is a member of the KBA Group, a leader in the manufacture of sheetfed, web-fed, and digital presses worldwide. For further information, please visit www.kba-print.com.