KBA is celebrating the introduction of its giant Rapida 4/4 perfector presses in China, hosting an open house at print provider China Translation and Printing Services‘s (CTPS) facility in southern China.
The company says the open house was attended by more than 150 guests with the premiere of the eight-colour Rapida 142 underscoring KBA’s pole position in large format, and the fact that it is still the only vendor of perfector presses for this format.
With an installed base of more than 100 large-format presses KBA’s share of this high-growth Chinese market is well over 60 per cent.
When CTPS relocated production from its headquarters in Hong Kong to Dongguan in 1996, none of its presses were from KBA. Now the eight-colour perfector is the company’s second Rapida 142 following the inauguration of a four-colour version last year.
Peter Tse CEO of CTPS says, “KBA’s high reputation in China, and the fact that none of its competitors can offer perfecting in large format, made the choice virtually a foregone conclusion.”