Allied Printing to Support Growth with New KBA Rapida 106 Eight-Color Press
As Allied continues to monitor its customers’ print needs, management keeps a firm handle on the market pulse. Sommers says that Allied is finding new ways to mesh variable data with traditional commercial work and linking print with online media through QR codes, PURLs, and web-driven POD campaigns. Packaging and dimensional print are two growth areas for Allied. The management team took quick note of KBA’s strong foothold in the packaging market and its commitment to quality.
Established in 1949, Allied Printing Services is a full service commercial/financial printing services company located in Manchester, CT serving a diverse national customer base of pharmaceutical, financial, retail, point-of-purchase, manufacturing, CD, agency, and direct mailers. Allied offers a turnkey solution to its customers by providing a comprehensive mix of resources, solutions and capabilities. The firm has robust sheetfed, web, and digital press capabilities and its bindery/finishing area is the largest in all of New England. Allied’s mailing, fulfillment, kitting, Print-On-Demand, and variable data capabilities give it a unique value-proposition. Allied is a third- generation family-owned business. Its sales growth places Allied among the top 75 printers in the United States and it is the largest family-owned commercial printer located in New England.
KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA's banner, 'People & Print', reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes commercial and newspaper web presses, sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, inkjet systems and presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards and discs.