MGI Acquires Majority Ownership of Köra-Packmat
IVRY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE—March 9, 2012—MGI Digital Graphic Technology, the French manufacturer of digital printing and finishing solutions, has acquired a majority ownership of German industrial manufacturer Köra-Packmat GmbH. MGI and Köra-Packmat have had a strategic industrial collaboration since 2005, which has now officially evolved with the formation of the “MGI Group.”
In line with its strategy of developing digital printing solutions, MGI has accelerated the integration of new precision mechanical and technical know-how.
Whether electronics, chemistry, information technology or precision engineering, the MGI Group now becomes one of the few independent manufacturers mastering the complete production chain aimed at developing future digital inkjet presses.
“We are very pleased with this acquisition,” announced Edmond Abergel, MGI Group chairman. “With the evolution of our inkjet printing systems, it was important to fuse our industrial and economic synergies to better develop and manufacture future MGI print technologies. The French innovation and creativity merged with German quality and reliability makes this project an ambitious and pertinent challenge.”
The MGI Group will present a wide range of digital technologies at drupa (Düsseldorf, Germany from May 3-16, 2012), including new breakthrough technologies resulting from this latest acquisition.
MGI and Köra-Packmat equipment will be visible on the following booths at drupa:
- MGI Digital Graphic Technology (Hall 4, booth B24)
- Köra-Packmat (Hall 3, booth A89)
Founded in 1982, The MGI Group designs, manufactures and markets a full and innovative range of award-winning digital presses and a complete line of versatile finishing solutions. MGI has a portfolio comprised of several thousand customers in a wide range of sectors, including graphic industry professionals, Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, plastic card manufacturers, silk screeners and photo labs.
Köra-Packmat, located in Villingendorf, Germany, is an industrial manufacturing company which specializes in the development of offset sub-systems. Having 4 business units which cover feeding systems, paper transport systems, film wrapping machines & ultrasonic sealing systems, Köra-Packmat has a worldwide presence that is represented through a network of distributors and a subsidiary based in Singapore.