C.P. Bourg to Celebrate 50 Years as Provider of Finishing Solutions

OTTIGNIES, BELGIUM/NEW BEDFORD, MA—Dec. 14, 2010—C.P. Bourg, a leading technology developer and supplier of document feeding, binding and finishing equipment, is marking a major milestone in the company’s history with the celebration of its 50th anniversary as “The Print Finishing Experts.”

When Christian-Pierre Bourg founded C.P. Bourg s.a./n.v. on Dec. 15, 1960, he built the fledgling company on experience and a vision that led to the development of a document collator unlike any other and which established the man and the company as the industry innovator.

Directed from European headquarters in Ottignies, Belgium, the C.P. Bourg companies today include subsidiaries in France, Germany and Luxembourg in Europe; and C.P. Bourg Inc., its U.S. headquarters founded in 1977 in New Bedford, MA, which serves as its base of operations in North and South America.

The companies together operate three manufacturing facilities on two continents representing more than 510,000 square feet (47,380 square meters) of manufacturing space. They also employ more than 600 professionals dedicated to supporting more than 40,000 customers worldwide and an array of strategic partners that include many of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of printing and related equipment.

Christian-Pierre Bourg, who has served as company CEO and leader for the past 50 years, starts his sixth decade supported by management and engineering teams in Belgium and the United States.

Despite the C.P. Bourg companies’ growth in size and stature over the past five decades, product development continues to be based on its founder’s three core principles that still guide the company today‚—Quality, Innovation and Efficiency.

The quality, innovation and many efficiencies built into C.P. Bourg binding and finishing systems have resulted in products enabling their users to operate better, faster and more economically, to generate higher profits, and to produce a faster return on their capital investments.

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