Koenig & Bauer celebrates, rebrands
Koenig & Bauer celebrated its 200th anniversary Sept. 21 with over 700 guests from all over the world in the Vogel Convention Center, in Wurzburg, Germany.
“Koenig & Bauer is the world’s secondlargest printing press manufacturer and we offer solutions for almost all print markets, including banknotes, packaging and the publishing sectors,” said Claus Bolza-Schunemann, CEO and chairman of the board. “The best thing about this is that most of these print products cannot be replaced by online media or computer screens, and the demand is continuing to rise. This makes us optimistic for our future,” he said.
Bolza-Schunemann announced that the company would enter its third century with a new market appearance and slogan. The company will revert from KBA to its original brand name of Koenig & Bauer with a look for the logo and the slogan “we’re on it.” The company is also unfurling new product designs.
The company will open a new Demo Center at its state-of-the-art production facility in Wurzburg in the spring of 2018. “With 33 subsidiaries, 12 of them producing their own products for their own customers, the time is ripe to unite all group activities from traditional to digital printing, pre-press, finishing and first-rate service under one roof,” Bolza-Schunemann said. “Our objectives and strategies are for a successful third century,” he said.
Koenig & Bauer employs 5,400 globally, with 25 percent of the company’s revenues generated from banknote press sales ($280 million), 65 percent from packaging presses ($850 million) and 10 percent from the publishing sectors ($130 million).