KBA North America And xpedx Enter Alliance to Help Customers With Paper Supply, Education
KBA will be joined by xpedx experts at its training seminars to talk about paper performance on-press. The seminars are for KBA customers and other members of the North American printing industry.
The alliance also allows both companies to explore ways they can help each other more completely serve their international customers. Both KBA and xpedx have customers worldwide. KBA and xpedx will conduct joint sales and marketing efforts to expand service to customers. They will also bring together their respective R&D teams as well as experts from both International Paper and Sappi to ensure even deeper collaboration between papers and presses.
xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP), is one of the largest business-to-business distribution companies in the U.S. with more than $6.7 billion in 2006 revenues. xpedx distributes a wide range of paper and graphics, packaging and janitorial-sanitary supplies and equipment from many manufacturers worldwide. Customers include printers and publishers, manufacturers and retailers among many others. xpedx is the largest supplier of environmentally responsible printing papers in North America, including third-party certified papers, recycled papers and papers with post-consumer waste content. The company is based in Loveland, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati, and has 7,600 employees in more than 260 locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For the agreement with KBA, xpedx brings uncoated paper from IP and coated paper from Sappi.
KBA North America is a member of the KBA Group, a leading supplier of sheetfed, webfed, and digital offset presses located in Williston, Vermont. At KBA, we are dedicated to excellence in printing technology. Our greatest satisfaction comes from helping our customers succeed by building presses that enable their businesses to prosper. From engineering through production, our focus is on people, providing flexible technology, customized printing solutions, and personal service to help our partners differentiate themselves and be successful today and in the future.