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Koenig & Bauer Honors Late Founder at Celebration for Malnove’s New Press

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Posted July 26, 2023

Koenig & Bauer, a key player in the printing press industry, recently commemorated its longstanding partnership with Malnove Incorporated by dedicating a plaque in honor of late founder, Paul Malnove, at the unveiling of our new K&B Rapida 145 Press at our Omaha facility. Kilian Renschler, CEO and President of Koenig & Bauer North America, expressed his gratitude for the partnership as Malnove is one of K&B’s largest customers in the United States, saying “Koenig and Bauer is very proud that we were able to grow with Malnove”.

The decision to invest in this cutting-edge technology emphasizes our forward-thinking approach and dedication to meeting the ever-evolving demands of the market. By integrating the K&B Rapida 145 press into our production processes, we aim to achieve greater efficiency, reduce lead times, and maintain our reputation for delivering high-quality packaging solutions.

At Malnove, we have consistently proven our commitment to investing in the most advanced technologies, ensuring we remain at the leading edge of the paperboard packaging industry. As Malnove President Dale Houck emphasized, Malnove “had the very first KBA Large Format in the country. We always strive to stay in the forefront of technology.” This strategic move is expected to enhance the company’s capabilities and solidify our reputation as a reliable and innovative partner for businesses seeking top-of-the-line packaging solutions.

The K&B Rapida 145 press boasts unparalleled speeds of 18,000 sheets/hour, precision, and versatility. These advancements allow us to continue to cater to a diverse range of packaging requirements for our clients. In addition, this investment aligns fully with our ongoing commitment to sustainability. The K&B Rapida 145 press utilizes eco-friendly practices, minimizing waste and energy consumption during the printing process. By incorporating such environmentally conscious technologies into our operations, we are taking strides towards our sustainability goals and contributing to a greener future for the packaging industry.

The plaque, unveiled during a heartfelt ceremony held at our Omaha plant, pays tribute to the visionary leader whose entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence have shaped the company’s legacy and helped us to maintain our independence. This gesture of respect and appreciation symbolizes the deep-rooted partnership and friendship between Koenig & Bauer and Malnove while also serving as a reminder of the values and dedication that continue to drive both companies forward. CEO of Koenig & Bauer, Ralf Sammeck, expressed his desire to dedicate the plaque to “honor Paul and what he has achieved in his life”.

Eric Malnove, standing alongside his 4-year-old daughter Charlotte, reiterated Malnove’s commitment to its customers and its employees. “Throughout his life, my father instilled in us the values of hard work, integrity, and independence,” he said. “He believed in the power of family, the strength of a team, and the importance of investing in the latest technologies to stay ahead in the industry. It is with that spirit that we unveil our new printing press, a piece of equipment that supports our next generation and embodies the progress that we have made.”

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