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Quality from the very beginning

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Foundry since 1877

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Mechanical engineering for the graphic industry

KOLBUS: Setting the Standard in Packaging Machinery Engineering and Quality

KOLBUS is known for its long tradition of engineering excellence and its dedication to quality in every aspect, from consulting and commissioning to high life-cycle availability for its machines, and works to develop new methods that will generate and support efficient production processes. International customer feedback shows that our machines improve manufacturing processes and increase productivity.

HIGHLIGHTS

Greyboard

100% Rigid Box Design: Our machines ensure high precision and cost-effectiveness in the automated processing of cardboard and paper into rigid boxes for the luxury packaging industry

Corrugated board

The RD 115G is our latest flexographic rotary die-cutter. The modular concept combines gear drive and servo technology for maximum flexibility and quality in printing, drying, and die-cutting. Sturdy construction (cast iron components from KOLBUS) to reduce vibration for reliable performance in operation.

Boxmaking

Take boxmaking to the next level! The newest innovation in Boxmaking: its revolutionary machine generation BX Motion Pro, the ultimate short-run boxmaker. This cutting-edge solution offers unmatched versatility and efficiency, providing businesses with the ability to produce customized boxes for their specific needs.

Flexoprint

KOLBUS RD series for the corrugated industry. High-quality flexo-rotary die cutter ⁄ inside (top flexo unit) outside (bottom flexo unit) printing. Easy to use: Print unit with chromium-plated print cylinder, up to eight total print units in line.

That was Drupa 24. KOLBUS booth and RD115S presentation with XR

KOLBUS Celebrates Tremendous Success at 2024 DRUPA Trade Show. Hall 1 became a focal point of innovation and excitement as KOLBUS colleagues from around the world gathered to showcase their latest technological advancements. Among the highlights were demonstrations of the Autobox BX Motion Pro and the much-anticipated unveiling of the DA 160 short run casemaker. Both machines drew significant attention for their cutting-edge features and capabilities, promising to revolutionize the packaging and bookbinding industries. KOLBUS is focussed on specialised machines and systems for packaging production, on casemaking machines and rotary die cutting, together with a busy contract casting and manufacturing division.

KOLBUS Castings for your company

We supply everything from a single source, from prototypes to single pieces – to small production runs, including procurement management and material purchasing, outsourcing of machining processes such as turning, surface treatments including hardening, and finishing processes like grinding and assembly.

The foundry still relies on good old-fashioned handicrafts. As employees have different ways of proceeding, instructions for certain processes are essential. Since the mid-1990s, important instructions have been stored in a database with photos.

The database is accessible to the foundry's employees via PC and suggestions for improvement are documented in a traceable manner. Over the years, a lot of data and information has been generated; there are currently 12,234 model systems and the number is growing. To make our processes safer and to continuously improve the quality of our castings, our casting database is an important tool.

An advanced production tracking system precisely coordinates the progress of every component, resulting in highly transparent and cost-effective processes.

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Dennis Barg - Head of Cast
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News

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High-ranking visitor from Saudi Arabia at drupa 2024

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New partner for the corrugated packaging industry

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Success with DA 370 "Digital full flexible

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KOLBUS wins award of the Reifenhäuser Group

Supplier of the year 2021

 

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A successful combination: twice DA 290 for game manufacturer

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