Canadian Bank Note adds fourth KBA Press

From left are Mark Norlock, KBA Canada Regional Sales Manager, and Ronald G. Arends, President and CEO of Canadian Bank Note, on the deck of its new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch 12-colour press.
Mark Norlock (left), KBA Canada Regional Sales Manager, and Ronald G. Arends, President and CEO of Canadian Bank Note, on the deck of its new KBA Rapida 106 41-inch 12-colour press.

Canadian Bank Note (CBN), a 120-year-old privately-owned firm based in Ottawa, Ontario, has added a uniquely built multi-million-dollar Rapida 106 41-inch 12-colour press for its main manufacturing facility to produce secure identity documents. “Ever since we purchased our first KBA Rapida 12-colour press in 2003, we’ve felt that KBA presses are innovative and well-designed,” said Sean Pentland, Senior Director of Pre-Press and Print Development at Canadian Bank Note. “We extensively reviewed and tested all of the lead press manufacturers and KBA came out ahead of them all. KBA understands our unique needs, including our high level of security and quality, and supports our mandates. We continue to choose KBA due to its deep level of knowledge and reputation in these areas.”

These major investments, CBN added, were based on the positive productivity generated by the KBA fleet of presses and the strong partnership forged by the two firms over more than a decade. CBN has remained one of the leading producers of secure identity products. With demands from governments looking to create documents secure from counterfeiting, terrorist threats and theft, the company uses its KBA equipment to provide both intricate and secure solutions for its customers.

KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the KBA Group. Established 200 years ago this year in Würzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer in the world.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.