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Kodak and Bobst pack a punch with deal

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
By Print 21 Online Article

Kodak and Bobst have teamed up, with the imaging giant’s technology to be integrated into the Bobst portfolio for packaging production equipment, in response to the increasing demand for new flexible, folding carton and corrugated solutions.

Agreement: Antonio M. Perez (left); Jean-Pascal Bobst (right)

The strategic development agreement between the two manufacturers will see Bobst work on the development of innovative products based on Kodak technology. To extend its capabilities of packaging production equipment, Bobst has decided to join forces with Kodak due to the company’s strength in the digital arena.

Jean-Pascal Bobst, chief executive officer of Bobst Group said, “Flexibility, time to market and improved total cost of ownership are increasingly important to our customers. Our companies are working together on innovative industrial solutions that will offer our customers opportunities to expand their businesses. We are looking forward to the completion of development work and rigorous testing, and ultimately to the announcement of innovations to our customers.”

According to Antonio M. Perez, chairman and chief executive officer, Kodak, the agreement is an example of how Kodak wants to do business by leveraging its technologies through collaboration and synergistic product development for the benefits of its customers, partners and Kodak.

“Bobst is admired throughout the packaging industry as a provider of high-quality solutions and for anticipating and meeting the changing needs of its customers. Bobst’s commitment to introducing innovative products, its loyal customer base, and Kodak’s portfolio of advanced technologies, including the Kodak Stream Inkjet technology, are a powerful combination that we believe will stimulate growth and transformation for Bobst customers and for our industry,” said Perez.


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