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KBA, MBO ink pact to distribute folding machines, finishing systems

Koenig & Bauer (KBA), a press manufacturer, and sheet folding and thread sealing machine manufacturer MBO Maschinenbau Oppenweiler Binder (MBO) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in the international distribution of folding machines and finishing systems from MBO.

Taking on exclusive sales and service responsibility for MBO machines in selected countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa would be KBA’s sheetfed offset organisation, which will be assisting the existing MBO sales teams on a commission basis in respect of suitable projects elsewhere.

The agreement was inked by MBO managing director Frank Eckert and KBA sheetfed offset sales executive vice-president for Ralf Sammeck at the 2013 China Print trade fair in Beijing.

MBO managing director Frank Eckert said KBA offers a wide range of sheetfed offset, web and digital presses.

"And MBO adds to this spectrum ideally with its own comprehensive portfolio of folding machines and systems for digital web finishing and postpress handling. KBA builds the largest and fastest sheetfed offset presses and we build the largest and fastest folding machines on the world market."