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Koenig & Bauer hit record sales at China Print

Koenig & Bauer announced that it has hit record sales at China Print.

Koenig & Bauer showcased its comprehensive product and service portfolio on its stand measuring more than 1,000 m2. By the end of the mega exhibition, more orders had been received from print companies all over China.

The highlight was the world première of the new Rapida 105 generation. Most of the printing industry professionals who visited the Koenig & Bauer stand were visibly impressed by the print demonstrations performed on the new medium-format press (max. sheet format 720/740 × 1,050 mm), with its high production output and fast job changeovers.

The fact that the press has been developed and manufactured entirely in Germany is another major plus point.

“The Rapida 105 has been very popular with our Chinese customers for several decades. The new generation was developed in accordance with their particular needs, and is geared specifically to the challenges that arise in everyday print production operations,” said Walter Zehner, CEO of Koenig & Bauer Greater China.

According to Koenig & Bauer, the first two days of the exhibition already saw several companies sign purchase contracts for the new Rapida 105.

Along with the medium-format models, considerable interest was shown in large-format sheetfed offset presses from the Rapida 145 and Rapida 164 series. This can be attributed to a particular demand for high-quality packaging, especially for mobile telephones and other electronic products.

“The success far exceeded our expectations. In terms of the number of orders received, we were able to post a new record for China Print,” said Zehner.

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