With the recent acquisition of 49 percent of its shares in the Celmacch Group S.r.l., a leading Italian manufacturer of high-board line flexo presses and rotary die cutters for the corrugated industry, Koenig & Bauer believes it has stregthened its leadership in the corrugated market. The new partnership, which is known as Koenig & Bauer Celmacch, expands the Koenig & Bauer Group’s extensive portfolio and will now include its ChromaCUT X Pro as well as Celmacch’s line of well known equipment including its two die cutters: the ChromaCUT High Tech and ChromaCUT Smart. 

The new firm’s management team have been visiting customers and attending trade shows to celebrate this new partnership. Rodolfo Celotti, founder of Celmacch Group, and Luca Celotti, general manager of Koenig & Bauer Celmacch arrived from Italy to greet attendees at CorrExpo Corrugated Week 2022 in late September 2022 in San Antonio.

“This partnership is providing positive energy in the market and opening many doors for us to display our complete line of equipment,” said Tom Fitzgerald, Director of Koenig & Bauer’s corrugated and post press products. “With Koenig & Bauer’s wide network around the world, this new partnership blends the strength of Koenig & Bauer’s global leadership with its own foothold in the corrugated printing and converting markets and our presses that are widely known for highly productive production of rotary die cut boxes and printed corrugated sheets along with Celmacch’s fine reputation in the corrugated market. This collaboration will bring additional corrugated machinery solutions to customers, especially in the North American market. In fact, this is our strongest year yet.”

The ChromaCUT X Pro rotary die cutter for corrugated board is Koenig & Bauer Celmacch’s top-of-the-range rotary die cutter. It has been designed for the highest-performance rotary production of die-cut corrugated products in ultimate flexo post-printing quality. It handles corrugated sheets with a width of up to 110.24-in and a thickness of 0.354-in, running at speeds up to 12,000 sheets per hour due to the machine’s ability to set up while production is running and fast job changes.

The ChromaCUT High Tech features many advanced technologies, including stereo changeover while the machine is running, automatic anilox changeover, and the most recent zero-defect technology. 

Print quality, die cutting precision, and productivity can all be found on the ChromaCUT Smart machine. This rotary die cutter with direct drive motors represents a perfect combination of innovation and functionality that can meet the highest expectations and quality standards. It is equipped with Koenig & Bauer Celmacch’s quality control system. 

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