KBA Latina sees itself as a full-service provider to the print industry. In partnership with agencies for pre-press and finishing systems, it is able to supply tailored complete solutions for all relevant production fields. And the all-embracing advice offered to customers even covers the elaboration of financing concepts for new investments.
Experienced team headed by Stefan Deuster
KBA Latina is managed by Stefan Deuster, who has been at home in the print industry in Latin America since 1985 and previously served as CEO of Ferrostaal Mexico and manroland Latina. Together with his colleagues Mirko Straub and Sebastian Vogt, he has established a highly experienced sales and service organisation. The team currently comprises 17 members, but is sure to grow in line with the company's sustained success.
Responsibility for further Latin American countries
From its base in Mexico, KBA Latina is also responsible for the markets Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. It is already planned to set up further sales and service companies in the region during the course of the year. After all, the positive economic figures from these countries offer KBA above-average growth potential in the Andean region. “We plan to become the number one print industry supplier in the whole region,” says Stefan Deuster with proud assurance. “We are a sound and financially healthy company, we are the technology leader, and we have a highly professional and experienced team. Those facts are reflected in customer confidence and represent the key to long-term success.”
The Espinosa Group, with head offices in Mexico City, was founded in 1952 and today comprises the companies Litografica Ingramex, Ediciones Pegaso, Editorial Ultra, Impresora Apolo and Ultradigital. Under the management of brothers Gabriel, Alejandro and Enrique Espinosa, the family enterprise counts around 700 employees and has developed into one of the leading printing and publishing groups for books, magazines, catalogues and other commercial print products.
In the field of web offset, the Espinosa Group has already been one of the most important KBA customers in Latin America since the 1970s, with a total of six KBA press installations over the years. For sheetfed offset, on the other hand, the group has to date relied on presses from another German manufacturer. In connection with the latest investment decision, the unique technical features of the Rapida 106 series, with speeds up to 18,000 sph in perfecting mode and minimal makeready times thanks to fully automatic plate changing and the facility for flying job changes, have nevertheless convinced the group to switch to KBA also for its sheetfed offset presses. Two new Rapida 106 presses were installed at the Espinosa companies Apolo and Ingramex in November and December 2012, and are today running to the full satisfaction of the customer.