KBA Reports Substantial Sheetfed Orders in Q2
In the half-year report, CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann also pointed to advances in the continuing strategic development of KBA. An important milestone was reached in setting up the new product field high-performance digital printing with the first order for the KBA RotaJET inkjet press. Further digital projects will soon be finalized. The final closing of the acquisition of Italian press manufacturer Flexotecnica is planned for September. Flexotecnica is active in the flexible packaging market. A further diversification step in another prospering packaging niche is the recently announced majority takeover of Kammann Maschinenbau. Kammann is the market leader in screen printing presses for directly decorating premium-quality hollow glass containers for the cosmetics and spirituous beverage industry. In the mid-term KBA aims to compensate as much as possible for the slump in traditional web offset sales with the entry into growing and profitable market segments and to improve group earnings.