WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) Koenig & Bauer: The oldest printing press manufacturer in the world still in service

30-12-2022

(WorldKings.org) Founded in 1817, Koenig & Bauer is the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world still in service.

Koenig & Bauer AG is a German company that makes printing presses based in Würzburg. It was founded by Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer in Würzburg in 1817, making it the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world still in service.

Founded in 1817, by the 20th century Koenig and Bauer had become a major company and the world's leading manufacturer of security printing equipment. The Company has 11 European production locations in Germany, Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic. The Company’s main plant is located in Wurzburg, the affiliated plant in Trennfeld, and the sheetfed offset facility is in Radebeul.

The Company operates, along with its group companies, in two business segments: web and special presses, and sheetfed offset presses. The business segment web and special presses encompass newspaper, commercial, digital, banknote, and security presses, systems for industrial coding, as well as presses for the direct decoration of glass and flexible packaging. The business segment sheetfed offset presses constitute commercial, book, poster, packaging, and metal-decorating presses and also presses for printing on film and electronic data storage devices.

The company is famous for providing special presses for banknote and security printing, systems for industrial coding technology, and special machines for printing packaging made of metal, film, and other plastic as well as glass. The firm generates the majority of its revenue from the Sheetfed activity.

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