Koenig & Bauer honours Paul Malnove, Founder of Malnove Inc.

The management team from Koenig & Bauer recently commemorated its longstanding partnership with Malnove Inc by dedicating a plaque in honour of the company’s late founder, Paul Malnove, at the unveiling of its new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 press at its Omaha facility.

Kilian Renschler, CEO and President, Koenig & Bauer North America, expressed his gratitude for the partnership as Malnove is one of Koenig & Bauer’s largest customers in the United States, saying, “Koenig and Bauer is proud that we were able to grow with Malnove.”

Left to right: Charlotte Malnove, Eric Malnove, Dale Houck, Tom Williams, Doug Whitacre (Koenig & Bauer) and Kilian Renschler (Koenig & Bauer North America).

The decision to invest in this cutting-edge technology emphasises Malnove’s forward-thinking approach and dedication to meeting the ever-evolving demands of the market. By integrating the Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 press into its production processes, Malnove aims to achieve greater efficiency, reduce lead times, and maintain its reputation for delivering high-quality packaging solutions.

“At Malnove, we have consistently proven our commitment to technologies, ensuring we remain at the leading edge of the paperboard packaging industry,” says Dale Houck, President, Malnove. “Malnove had the first Koenig & Bauer large format press in the country. We always strive to stay in the forefront of technology. This strategic move is expected to enhance our company’s capabilities and solidify our reputation as a reliable and innovative partner for businesses seeking top-of-the-line packaging solutions.”

The plaque, unveiled during a ceremony held at Malnove’s Omaha plant, pays tribute to the visionary leader whose entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence have shaped the company’s legacy and helped Malnove to maintain its independence. This gesture of respect and appreciation symbolises the deep-rooted partnership and friendship between Koenig & Bauer and Malnove while also serving as a reminder of the values and dedication that continue to drive both companies forward.

Eric Malnove, Malnove’s owner, added, “Throughout his life, my father instilled in us the values of hard work, integrity, and independence,” he said. “He believed in the power of family, the strength of a team, and the importance of investing in the latest technologies to stay ahead in the industry. It is with that spirit that we unveil our new Koenig & Bauer printing press, a piece of equipment that supports our next generation and embodies the progress that we have made.”

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