Lechner appointed new CEO at KBA Flexotecnica

Dr. Peter Lechner.
Dr. Peter Lechner.

Dr. Peter Lechner is the new CEO at Koenig & Bauer (KBA) Flexotecnica. As previously planned, he takes over from Christoph Müller, who moves to the company’s Supervisory Board as its Chairman. “Peter Lechner has many years of experience in the field of flexible packaging. He’ll continue on the positive path of Flexotecnica and achieve our ambitious goals,” Müller added. Lechner previously held leading positions at companies in Germany, the USA and the Czech Republic. In the coming years, Flexotecnica said that it’ll continue to focus on making the best possible use of Koenig & Bauer’s strong service and sales network, while further expanding its flexible packaging activities. The cooperation between the various business units at Koenig & Bauer has already proved its worth, according to Lechner. “Our order books are full. This year, a raft of presses we’ve sold will go into operation worldwide. Especially in the field of flexible packaging, our Evo series is in great demand.”

Christoph Müller.
Christoph Müller.

The OEM added that Flexotecnica has improved the technological level of its presses over the past 18 months, and its existing product portfolio is expected to expand, with a new press to be introduced to the market by the end of this year. “I think we have a very strong team at Flexotecnica. The goal is, of course, to use these prerequisites in order to implement the planned growth in the market,” said Lechner. Flexo printing is growing at an average rate of 4% to 5%worldwide, and in some regions even faster. Increased print quality based on mature prepress and press technology, is playing a key role in this regard, the company pointed out.

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