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drupa 2012 was Bobst’s Most Successful Trade Fair Ever

June 5, 2012
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—June 5, 2012—drupa 2012 was Bobst’s most successful trade fair ever. This success reflects the market’s recognition of the special commitment demonstrated over the last two years by the world’s leading producer of machinery and services for packaging manufacturers in the corrugated board, folding box and flexible packaging indus-tries in its far-reaching transformation program.

The three Bobst business units—Sheetfed, Web-fed and Services—each generated record sales with their innovative products and services. The new uniform branding for the whole company also triggered positive emotions among both customers and employees. From the very start, the extremely confident atmosphere on the exhibition stand in Hall 10 travelled all the way to Bobst’s headquarters in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

In light of the thousands of leads received—including more than hundred for firm projects due to take place over the next three months—the company is expecting very strong trading in the wake of the exhibition. In short: Bobst plans to use the momentum generated in Düsseldorf to continue to successfully implement its company-wide transformation process over the coming years.

“Over the last few years, our entire team has worked very hard to pave the way for our company’s future. The results of this year’s drupa confirm in no uncertain terms the benefits of these efforts and commitment. I’m very proud of our employees’ great achievement,” commented Bobst CEO Jean-Pascal Bobst at the close of the exhibition in Düsseldorf. “We intend to use this success and renewed motivation to further consolidate our company’s position in the global marketplace.”

Bobst unveiled a wide range of trailblazing innovations at drupa 2012. To avoid over-loading its exhibition stand, the company made a conscious decision to focus on four machines, each incorporating a range of innovations: the new 20SIX flexo printing machine platform for the production of flexible packaging, the new Expertcut 106 PER flat-bed diecutter, the Masterfold 110-A3 folding box gluing machine and the SL 1000 solvent-free, high-speed laminating line.

Many customers from all over the world also took advantage of drupa to see machines such as a 10-color F&K 20SIX flexo printing press in live operation at Bobst Bielefeld, as well as a Masterfoil 106 PR high-end foil stamping press at Druckveredelung Köch & Glasder GmbH in the town of Neuss, not far from the exhibition. Bobst also presented details of its new Expertfoil 142 large-format foil stamping machine at drupa.
 

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