With the acquisition of 49% of the shares in the Celmacch Group S.r.l. earlier this year, Koenig & Bauer has solidified its position in the corrugated market. The new partnership, which is known as Koenig & Bauer Celmacch, expands the Koenig & Bauer Group’s extensive portfolio and will now include its ChromaCUT X Pro as well as Celmacch’s line of well-known equipment – including its two die-cutters; the ChromaCUT High Tech and ChromaCUT Smart.
The new company’s management team have been visiting customers and attending trade shows to celebrate this new partnership. Rodolfo Celotti, founder of Celmacch Group, and Luca Celotti, General Manager of Koenig & Bauer Celmacch arrived from Italy to greet attendees at CorrExpo Corrugated Week in late September 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.
“This partnership is providing positive energy in the market and opening many doors for us to display our complete line of equipment,” says Tom Fitzgerald, Director of Koenig & Bauer’s corrugated and post press products for North America. “With Koenig & Bauer’s wide network around the world, this new partnership blends the strength of Koenig & Bauer’s global leadership with its own foothold in the corrugated printing and converting markets and our presses that are widely known for highly productive production of rotary die-cut boxes and printed corrugated sheets along with Celmacch’s fine reputation in the corrugated market. This collaboration will bring additional corrugated machinery solutions to customers, especially in the North American market. In fact, this is our strongest year yet.”