KOLB Group acquires Gebr Knauer GmbH + Co. KG

Memminger KOLB Group acquires with effect from 1 January 2014 the specialist for packaging printing and offset printed packaging Gebr Knauer GmbH + Co. KG, based in Dettingen an der Erms.

"We view the acquisition of the printing and packaging professionals Gebr Knauer GmbH + Co. KG an ideal addition to our packaging. Thus, we take the opportunity to our successful division at HANS KOLB corrugated cardboard, PISTON Print + systematically extend further and the increased demand for high-quality printed and finished packaging solutions and displays to reflect. "Says Alwin J. Kolb, managing partner of PISTON group.

Equity attributable to the managing owners Harald Knauer was located because of a lack of internal succession effort to find a solid buyer and thus the Gebr Knauer forward GmbH + Co. KG in a secure and successful future. Gebr Knauer has developed since its foundation in 1928, steadily becoming one of the most important suppliers of offset package printing and high-quality printed packaging solutions, primarily of corrugated cardboard, in southern Germany. In partnership dialogue so customers from all industries are supplied with customized packaging and displays. Recently, Gebr Knauer invested in, among other things-art offset printing technology and inline laminating and finishing equipment.

"We are pleased to have found in the KOLB Group a buyer who will continue our long-term corporate history in our sense." Says Harald Knauer, who will retire from the company on 31.12.2013. KOLB will continue Gebr Knauer as a separate brand within the Group. For Dettinger employees were no significant changes are therefore arise. "We are pleased that we are expanding with the acquisition of Gebr Knauer GmbH + Co. KG our value chain again. The Company will be the center of excellence PISTON group of companies for innovative offset printed packaging in the future. "Says PISTON CEO Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Ruffing fixed. The Gebr Knauer Dr.Ruffing is responsible for the operational management together with the former managing director Armin Keller draw.

The KOLB Group takes over the Gebr Knauer GmbH + Co. KG to 100%.

HANS KOLB corrugated board is one of the leading owner Guided packaging company in southern Germany. The specialist for corrugated board, corrugated packaging and special products made of corrugated cardboard provides for different requirements always tailor-made packaging solutions. The international company provides products of the lines PISTON Packaging (die-cut packaging and folding cartons with or without pressure), KOLB Specials (special solutions Open corrugated cardboard), KOLB Display (Displays and sales aids), PISTON Print + (high-quality print images processed with different methods) with Gebr Knauer GmbH + Co. KG as offset printing center of excellence and PISTON CoatedProducts (special packaging systems combined with the latest coating technologies). HANS KOLB corrugated board is working with both regionally-based food groups, however, as with automotive, pharmaceutical, healthcare and Elektro-/Elektronik-Anbietern. 

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