Market Position

  • Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Bauer ushered in the era of industrial printing with their invention of the cylinder printing press in 1812
  • The company Schnellpressenfabrik Koenig & Bauer, founded in Oberzell near Würzburg in 1817, was the world's first printing press manufacturer
  • For 200 years, Koenig & Bauer has driven innovation in press manufacture and leads the field in patent statistics
  • High quality standards and flexible responses to market changes and customer wishes characterise the companies of the KBA group
  • KBA possesses the most extensive know-how and the broadest product portfolio of all press manufacturers, with offerings for practically all segments of the print market
  • KBA builds upon future-oriented structures and is thus ideally positioned in the growth markets of digital, special-purpose and packaging printing
  • KBA is market and technology leader in
    • banknote and security printing
    • large-format sheetfed offset
    • folding cartons, metal decorating and the printing of hollow glass containers
    • newspaper printing
  • KBA holds an attractive position in flexible packaging and in coding and marking solutions
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