Komori Corporation takes over MBO-GroupFebruary 12, 2020
Komori Corporation, Tokyo, and the shareholders of
the MBO-Group have concluded an agreement regarding the acquisition of the
MBO Group by Komori-Group. Thereby the MBO-Group becomes, subject to
regulatory approvals, a part of the Komori-Group.
Since its establishment in 1923 the Komori-Group produces and distributes in particular high-quality offset printing machines. Since 2009, Komori has an increased focus on the development of the so-called Print-Engineering-Service-Provider-Business (PESP). For this purpose, the marketing of cutting machinery, punching machines, pile turners and other processing units for the package printing was driven forward. The focus is on the diversification of the product portfolio. The MBO-Group, located in Germany, was founded in 1965.
The MBO-Group is a worldwide operating company with
its registered office in Germany which specialized in the development, the
production and the marketing of machines and automation
solutions for the post processing of digital and offset printing, as well as of mailing, pharmaceutical and special applications with its brand Herzog+Heymann. With the market launch of the “CoBo-Stack” in 2019 MBO offers the worldwide first collaborating robot for the stacking of folded products. This is another step towards the transformation into a provider for automation solutions in the post press sector.
The acquisition of the MBO-Group allows Komori to market the whole process chain from printing to post processing as well as IoT-based cloud solutions such as KP-Connect in the future. Moreover the market entry into post press solutions should be simplified with this acquisition – a new business sector for the Komori-Group.