KBA named exclusive distributor of Iberica Die Cutters

kbaiberica1-inKBA North America has been named the North American exclusive distributor for the newly-acquired Spanish medium-format and large-format flatbed die cutter manufacturer Iberica AG S.A. by its parent company, Koenig & Bauer. The new subsidiary, KBA-Iberica Die Cutters S.A., is a Barcelona-based producer of medium and large-format flatbed die-cutters for board and corrugated packaging. The distributorship began January 1, 2017 with sales, service and parts support for new and existing customers.

Mark Hischar.
Mark Hischar.

“We’re honoured to be named the exclusive distributor for KBA-Iberica Die Cutters S.A’s medium-format and large-format flatbed die cutters in North America,” said Mark Hischar, President and CEO of KBA North America. “Iberica has a superb reputation in its market. With this acquisition, our parent company is underscoring its focus on the growing packaging market, delivering 70% of its presses to folding carton printers.

KBA has cemented its reputation as the longstanding market leader in folding carton printing. Adding flatbed die cutters to our portfolio for the same customer group provides an opportunity for KBA to expand its strong market position. This acquisition will support the strategic interests of both companies. We’re certain that we’ll be able to offer our well known high-level of service, expertise and parts support to this important market and Iberica’s current customer base.”

KBA North America will be offering products such as the I-Press 106 K Flatbed Die Cutter.
KBA NA will be offering products such as the Iberica I-Press 106 K Flatbed Die Cutter.

KBA-Iberica Die Cutters S.A develops, builds, distributes and services medium-format and large-format flatbed die cutters for the board and corrugated packaging market. Founded in 1940, Iberica has been dedicated for 64 years to the production of machinery for the printing and packaging industry. It’s the second largest manufacturer of die-cutting and creasing machines in the world.

Call for tech support staff

KBA is seeking to hire technical support staff for this latest acquisition. If interested, please send resumes to resumes@kba.com. KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Würzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer in the world.

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