Safe travels

On the eve of Metpack, let me just wish you all a safe journey over to Germany. I do still have a few editorial appointments left, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss any new product offerings.

Next level technology

This blog comes to you from Stuttgart, Germany, where I’ve been kindly hosted by the team at KBA-MetalPrint. It has been a busy couple of days where I have gained an exclusive insight into the company’s latest innovations that will be presented at this year’s Metpack.

Ralf Gumbel

This month, Ralf Gumbel, CEO of KBA-Metalprint GmbH in Stuttgart, talks to Candid about his passion for printing.

A good year for KBA-MetalPrint

A review of the business year 2014 found that KBA-MetalPrint has once more recorded an increase in turnover. With its presentation of the two new metal decorating presses Mailänder 280 and MetalStar 3, together with the energy-efficient HighEcon drying oven (winner of the silver Metpack Award 2014), KBA-MetalPrint had a busy year and saw turnover […]


Euro CanTech day one

As day one draws to a close and the gala dinner approaches, at present the delegation are enjoying the exhibition, which is in full swing. The tabletops are bustling after a day of very interesting presentations. We opened with Eduard Tenas of Grupo Damm, who gave us a detailed view of what the company does, […]


Dates announced for Metpack 2017

It has been announced that the 9th edition of Metpack will take place at Messe Essen from May 2-6 2017 and will once again coincide with interpack in Düsseldorf. This year’s event was the most successful ever with the metal packaging industry achieving a turnover of more than €1 billion, and 95 per cent of […]


Asia CanTech Conference Day 1

It’s just before the awards dinner on day one as I write this from the Asia CanTech secretariat office here in Bangkok. We kicked off the day with a keynote speech from Craig Jones at Rexam, who took us through the company’s ambitious vision for the coming years. It was interesting to hear about their […]

Metpack: KBA oven takes Silver Innovation Award

KBA MetalPrint has won the silver Innovation Award at the Metpack Show for its HighEcon drying oven. Highlights of the oven include its ability to save up to 50% on natural gas consumption on average, and also its capability to handle metal sheets of just 0.100mm in thickness. CEO Ralf Gumbel commented on the award, […]

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