KBA completes Iberica acquisition

In the run-up to Drupa, KBA announced its intention to acquire the Spanish die-cutter manufacturer Iberica AG, based in Barcelona. KBA has now completed this deal giving it additional print finishing to help it expand further into the packaging sector.

Iberica produces medium and large-format flatbed die-cutters for board and corrugated packaging. The company has 60 staff and has mainly operated in European markets. KBA has pledged to invest in and expand Iberica as part of its global sales network.

Iberica had been owned by the Italian company Officine Meccaniche G. Cerutti, which coincidentally previously owned Flexotecnica before selling that company to KBA. In 2007, KBA sold its rotogravure intellectual property to Cerutti, which now concentrates mainly on manufacturing gravure presses for packaging and publication from two sites in Italy.

Neither side commented on the terms of the deal.




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