Hamburg, February 25, 2004 – At drupa 2004, Körber PaperLink (KPL) will be presenting numerous new products at its large 1800 m2 stand in Hall 11. For the first time, the companies in the Körber PaperLink Group will be assembled under the same roof. The Group is presenting system solutions for sheeting, converting and packing paper and tissue, plus the extensive service portfolio of the KPL companies.
All the systems displayed on the stand will perform typical produc-tion tasks several times a day. In the paper converting business, the Group is planning three world premiers in the entry level for cut-size sheeting & packaging, in further converting, and in the mid-range segment for folio-size sheeting. KPL also will demonstrate remote-control maintenance of machines for a customer in the Düsseldorf area, and also will offer attendees in the tissue field the opportunity to visit a customer open house in the vicinity of Düssel-dorf.
The stand's display area is divided into various sections, which are assigned to defined segments of the paper and tissue converting industry. The heart of the stand is an auditorium seating 82 guests. During drupa, machine demonstrations, presentations and expert lectures await the visitor here. From the beginning of March, Körber PaperLink will be publishing detailed information on KPL's entrance to the drupa stage on its own website at www.drupa.kpl.net. The website will be expanded further in the period before drupa.
However, the Körber PaperLink Group is not present simply on land and on the Internet - it has even gone to sea for drupa 2004. A con-ference ship, chartered for the duration of drupa, will be anchored where it is visible from the exhibition hall. Customers and other in-terested parties can distance themselves from the busy exhibition hall and discuss their queries with experts from Körber PaperLink. Appointments can be made at the reception desk on the stand.
For reasons of space, not all new developments will be presented live in Düsseldorf. There is to be an open house event in Hamburg at the same time as drupa, with selected new products on display. Prospective customers can be briefed on site, with their inward and outward travel organised by Körber PaperLink. Again, this will be coordinated from the reception desk on the stand.
Martin Weickenmeier, president of Körber PaperLink, and Vice Chairman of this year's drupa, is totally convinced of the success of this year's appearance at the exhibition: "Under the KPL umbrella, the Körber PaperLink Group combines technical competence, a sound knowledge of the market and years of experience as a pow-erful, major, international corporation. With a joint stand at drupa, we are demonstrating our strength as a system supplier."
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