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MBO Group to become Komori subsidiary

Komori Corporation is to acquire post-press equipment manufacturer and seller, MBO Group.

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MBO Group will become a subsidiary of Komori

The 100% equity stake acquisition will see Germany-based MBO become a subsidiary of Komori.

MBO was founded in 1965 for the manufacture of paper folding machines and has since grown to serve Europe and the US, among other areas.

The firm comprises of two plants in Germany, and one in Portugal. It operates subsidiaries in the US, France and China, as well as working with sales partners globally.

In a statement announcing the acquisition, Komori says: “Products manufactured by the MBO Group are known for highly precise performance and superior productivity. The Group is distinguished by its technological capabilities in multiple fields; including paper folding for general commercial printing and inline processing, employing a combination of paper folding machines and digital printing systems (DPS).

Going forward, Komori will strive to bring together technologies and networks offered by both companies in the field of post-press equipment marketing

“The inclusion of the aforementioned operations into Komori’s business portfolio will help it introduce post-press solutions for commercial printing, a new field for Komori.”

Komori places its offset printing press business at the core of its operations and the acquisition comes as it works to transform business through its Sixth Medium-Term Management Plan (April 2019 – 2024).

A big part of this is to develop the Print Engineering Service Provider (PESP) which it has been focusing on since 2009. As part of this approach, Komori began marketing paper cutters, die-cutters, blanking machines, pile turning machines and other post-press equipment.

As MBO’s operations do not directly overlap with Komori’s own offerings, the acquisition is hoped to broaden its scope and support the PESP business.

The company adds: “Komori believes that both companies are well positioned to complement each other. Going forward, Komori will strive to bring together technologies and networks offered by both companies in the field of post-press equipment marketing. In these ways, Komori will effectively push ahead with its initiatives aimed at transforming its business area.”



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