U.S. printer welcomes visit from Koenig & Bauer AG President and CEO
Jim Hammer, President of Hammer Packaging, and his executive team and employees welcomed Koenig & Bauer President and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann to their headquarters in Rochester, New York. Bolza-Schünemann was especially interested to inspect the new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch eight-color press, which was installed in July 2017.
“It is always a pleasure of mine to visit a Koenig and Bauer customer and see first-hand the excellent award-winning work that they are producing,” said Bolza-Schünemann. “Our goal is to provide our customers with the most effective and unique technology to allow them to compete in the marketplace and set themselves above their competition.”
With the installation of its new press, Hammer is working hand-and-hand with customers on pioneering a new generation of offset printing. “We are particularly excited that no one in our marketplace has this press configuration,” said Jim Hammer. “We’ve configured a press that provides us with fast changeovers and higher press speeds. It offers a larger format that will benefit greatly some of our layouts. Plus it is equipped with the revolutionary new Flying JobChange technology. This new North American feature for cut and stack labels applications allows our operators to change plates on one or more printing units while the press is running.”
With plastic printing, foil printing, in mold foil printing, and lightweight paper markets being strategically growing for Hammer, the new KBA press will allow Hammer to be more competitive in the marketplace.
Left to right: Koenig & Bauer President and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann; Hammer Packaging President Jim Hammer; Edward Heffernan, KBA North America sales manager; and Hart Swisher, Hammer Chief Research and Innovation Director.