New logo, new brand identity and new address!
There are not many companies that can look back on almost 250 years of history. Since 1775 KOLBUS, a family-owned company, based in Germany has not only successfully adapted to change but has time and again been actively involved in shaping them. The step from a blacksmith to a foundry in 1877, the development of the Rupert bookbinding machine thirteen years later, and worldwide expansion over the next 100 years in all areas of bookbinding are a few examples.
In 2018 KOLBUS initiated another drastic transformation with the sale of its perfect binder and book production division. KOLBUS continues to actively shape change and drive towards future success with the motto We are more than our past. The following year KOLBUS acquired Autobox, a BCS company based in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. Now KOLBUS AutoBox Ltd is a leading manufacturer of corrugated box making, printing, and gluing machines, developing cutting edge technology for the specialist short and medium run box market.
KOLBUS is now 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. Visible signs of this change include a new logo and the new corporate branding, underlined by the claim Excellence in Motion, which will be the KOLBUS mission from now on.
More about the new brand identity
Greg Bird, KOLBUS UK Ltd Managing Director said: “Excellence in Motion exactly expresses what KOLBUS has stood for in the past, still stands for today and will continue to stand for in the future. Working with graphic materials such as paper, cardboard and adhesive demands the highest precision. We ensure that complex movement sequences are optimally coordinated for smooth-running, reliable and efficient production processes,”
As from Monday 13th July 2020 KOLBUS UK has relocated to new premises. KOLBUS UK has spent over 40 years in its previous home in Milton Keynes, however it is now a different business and after such a long period requirements have changed. The KOLBUS Autobox Ltd site will be the new home for KOLBUS UK. The premises allow the two businesses to co-exist and provide many opportunities for improved operational efficiencies resulting in a more efficient and improved comprehensive customer experience, with all the UK knowledge on one single site.
KOLBUS UK has transferred all operations from Milton Keynes, including service and the spare parts department for KOLBUS, KOLBUS AutoBox, Meccanotecnica and Maramatsu machinery. Whilst maintaining the number of available spare parts the move will enable KOLBUS to service customer requirements more efficiently. KOLBUS UK pride itself on providing first class service support for all machinery customers and it is essential that this does not change in the future.