Retrofits, upgrades, specialists on-site etc.
Along with new products and processes in the printing sector, KBA has continually expanded its service portfolio for the industry. This applies to the expansion in consulting services up to so-called turn-key projects for new installations. Automation experts are on-hand from EAE in Ahrensburg to support retrofits for older web presses, which are becoming increasingly in-demand in the market. Experienced professionals from the new subsidiary PrintHouseService (PHS) have been stationed on-site at several large German newspaper printers providing technical support for web presses and other equipment. In addition to this, KBA offers enhanced upgrades of existing web presses as part of a customised service package, also to equip these technologically for new advertising formats.
Honorary prize for KBA from Bavarian prime minister
Only four days prior to the World Publishing Expo Claus Bolza-Schünemann accepted an honorary prize from the Bavarian State Government on behalf of Koenig & Bauer for its outstandingly innovative engineering at the Bavarian Print Media Awards 2012 in Munich. He pointed out the proven credibility and sustainability of print advertising to newspaper printers and suggested that they take more advantage creatively of the unique acceptance of the newspaper both locally and regionally. Bolza-Schünemann says: “The printed newspaper must not be saved to death. It has to win readers with its visual qualities and content as an established brand. The supply industry is able to add new ideas and intelligent innovations to the visual qualities, target-group orientated structure, topicality, effective advertising. This is what KBA is focusing on.”