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Smyth to add first K+B UR Precision in US



Published May 22, 2012
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Smyth Companies, Minneapolis, MN, USA has approved the first set of UR Precision automatic transfer machines from Kocher + Beck, GmbH, for shipment to the USA. The machine acceptance was officially made at drupa, on the show floor at Kocher + Beck’s stand.

“K+B has done a great job. We are very excited to take delivery of these machines," says Scott Farkas, director of new product development at Smyth. “The technology that K+B has built into their equipment is very impressive and will fit well with our new Gallus RCS installation.”

“This shipment to Smyth is a very significant milestone for Kocher + Beck," adds Karin Enderle, sales manager of new business segments for Kocher + Beck. “This will be our first installation outside of Europe. We are very humbled that a company with the reputation of Smyth has chosen the UR Precision machines for their plant in the US.”

Jim Ward, VP of engineering for Kocher + Beck USA, says, “The market’s response to the UR Precision automatic splicers and rewinds has been overwhelming. This particular order is very significant because it proves that the value of these systems stretches well beyond Europe.”

Kocher + Beck GmbH, Pliezhausen, Germany, a producer of rotary diecutting tooling, introduced the UR Precision line of automatic splicers and rewinds in 2010. Kocher + Beck has manufacturing facilities in Germany, the UK, USA and Russia.

Smyth Companies LLC, headquartered in Minneapolis, has several manufacturing facilities and subsidiaries throughout the US. Smyth has been in operation since 1877 and has grown to be one of America’s premier label printers.


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