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Koenig & Bauer to Encapsulate Metamor[e]phosis at drupa 2024

Technology giant Koenig & Bauer had a comprehensive presentation on day one of the pre-drupa 2024 International Media Conference (25-27 March, 2024), which included the company’s annual report for the year 2022, an intro to the executive board, an image brochure, KBA logos and visuals, pdf presentation, a collection of important press releases from the archives, and drupa events.

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Metamor[e]phosis: Annual Report 2022

The copy of Koenig & Bauer’s Summary Annual Report 2022, with an absolutely unique cover design, emphasized on Metamor[e]phosis as an inherent quality of company’s work culture. It details the company’s Exceeding Print strategy that has set the course for numerous measures aimed at thinking and acting beyond printing alone. Today Koenig & Bauer is rising to the associated challenges by seeking expansion and transformation through modularity, sustainability, digitalization, partnerships, business models, and through the employees. Letter to the shareholders, supervisory board report, corporate governance and compliance, non-financial Group report with key figures at a glance, the range of products and services, a look into the external factors such as inflation, the pandemic, the war in Europe, etc. that have taken a toll on the company’s stock market shares, a forecast, combined management report, group balance sheet, and the financial calendar were elucidated.

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Introducing the face of the company

Next was a CV presentation of two of Koenig & Bauer’s top management executives – Dr. Andreas Pleßke (CEO) and Ralf Semmeck (CDO) – complete with their personal details, official responsibilities, professional stations within the company and those held previous to joining Koenig & Bauer, and group mandates.

Who is Koenig & Bauer?

This segment gave nuggets of information, introducing the history of the company back to over two centuries, when Friedrich Koenig’s cylinder printing press printed ‘The Times’ in London in 1814 – the first newspaper in history to be printed on a steam-driven machine. Three years later Koenig along with Andreas Bauer established Schnellpressenfabrik Koenig & Bauer, a company that achieved considerable success with its high product quality and countless innovations. Since becoming a public limited company for the first time in 1920, Koenig & Bauer has embraced digitalization, modularity, and sustainability with its new ‘Exceeding Print’ strategy.


The display of Koenig & Bauer logos and visuals was followed by Dr. Andreas Pleßke speaking about the strategy of ‘Exceeding Print’ and partnerships and outlook, while Ralf Semmeck focused on packaging solution workflow, the upcoming digitalization solutions, and Koenig & Bauer Durst.

A leader in offset printing, digital printing, flexo printing, corrugated printing, and postpress, Koenig & Bauer has projected a market growth from $147 billion in 2022 to $173 billion in 2027, at a CAGR of 3-4%.

The company also revealed logos and visuals of Koenig & Bauer and Koenig & Dauer Durst, had a PDF presentation introducing the company, its top executives, its Exceeding Print strategy, partnerships and outlook, packaging solution workflow, digitalization solutions, a Q&A session, on Koenig & Bauer’s global business, megatrends, company growth, the company’s sustainability policy, and new digital solutions that will be shown at drupa 2024. A collection of press releases related to topics that would be discussed at drupa 2024 was also part of the presentation.

Koenig & Bauer AG is at Stand A31-3, Hall 16. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH is at Stand A31-1, Hall 16.

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