Koenig & Bauer’s CI flexographic printing press division is investing in additional service technicians, consolidating its assembly operations for faster build time, and reportedly making it easier for customers to order essential parts.
The flexographic division is actively watching and responding to big global trends such as sustainability and recyclability of materials, according to the company, and its research and development team is actively testing materials, like new recyclable resins, to help the industry move forward.
“During the past year, our flexo customers have reported an increased demand for plastic food packaging,” said Daniel Vilchez, Koenig & Bauer’s Flexo Sales Director-Americas. “Data has also shown that the growing e-commerce trade is calling for weight-saving, flexible packaging.”
To answer customer needs, Koenig & Bauer has invested in additional new service technicians to work hand-in-hand with customers.
Additionally, Koenig & Bauer is planning to launch Webshop, an initiative that originated from its newspaper division. Webshop provides customers with an online portal to easily order parts and other consumable items. This initiative is planned to go live by year’s end.
Koenig & Bauer has also opened a bigger demo center at its corporate headquarters in Würzburg, Germany. The flexible press assembly operations in Tavazzano, Italy, have been relocated to Würzburg, Germany.