With almost 700 guests from all over the world, Koenig & Bauer celebrated its 200th Anniversary in the Vogel Convention Center (VCC) on 21 September with many of the participants taking the opportunity to visit the parent plant in Würzburg. In addition to state-of-the-art production facilities and the new Demo Center for digital and flexo printing presses ‒ soon to be equipped with machines ‒ they were able to see historical and current printing presses in production from the broad portfolio of this established printing press manufacturer.
A circular motion press from the year 1868 printed an engraving of the company’s birthplace, the monastery Oberzell; a Super Orloff Intaglio III press printed a specimen banknote; the Genius 52UV from KBA-NotaSys printed a security document; the digital web press RotaJET L printed, among other things, a 2.2m long poster of the Würzburg-born basketball star Dirk Nowitzki who plays in Dallas, USA, and the world’s largest inkjet press, the HP T1100S, produced for HP by Koenig & Bauer, printed a 2.8 m wide topliner for corrugated board.
In a multimedia show, the history of the company was presented from 1817 to the present day. An employee evening in the large marquee and an open day for visitors rounded off the colourful anniversary programme.