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Here you will find current information and all sorts of interesting facts about Kocher + Beck.

Press releases can be found here as well as information on events or trade fair appearances.

  • TLMI Annual Meeting

    Oct. 27-30

    Carlsbad, CA This event is held annually in October and is attended by all TLMI members and guests. The opening reception and supplier table top exhibit kick’s off the meeting and is followed by TLMI’s annual business meeting, educational presentations, committee meetings and a variety of network and social activities. The meeting concludes with TLMI’s Annual Awards Dinner recognizing winners of the print competition, environmental awards and the converter and supplier of the year. Non-member converters are welcome to register for a single meeting to learn more about TLMI.

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  • Labelexpo Europe

    24.09 - 27.09.2019

    Labelexpo Europe is our flagship show and the largest label event in the world. Launched in London in 1980, it moved to Brussels in 1985, where it has remained since. Booth 11C30

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  • TLMI printTHINK Summit

    11.09 - 13.09.2019

    Rosemont, IL, This event is held annually in March and is attended by TLMI Converter members and guests. Educational presentations by renowned speakers (topics range from economic forecasts and industry innovation to management insights and motivational tools) are mixed with a variety of network and social activities. The Eugene Singer Best Managed Companies and World Label Awards are presented at this meeting. Non-member converters are welcome to register for a single meeting to learn more about TLMI.

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  • OMET Innovation Days

    22.05 – 23.05.2019

    IL OMET is hosting their Open House, this year’s topic is “When Digital Meets Flexo”. Discover the future of flexo and huge industry advancement. More info to be released soon.

    https://conta.cc/2Ko2Sr6
  • Domino Digital Printing Spectrum

    21.05 – 22.05.2019

    Gurnee, IL Domino Digital Printing Spectrum a widest range of industry experts will converge to discuss best practices for productivity, efficiency, and making money with digital printing; workforce development; hybrid printing; providing brand owners more value; a look at where digital printing is today and into the future. And much more. This is a highly anticipated educational and networking event. Don’t miss it!

    https://www.dominodigitalprinting.com/digitalprintingspectrum2019
  • Xeikon Café North America

    14.05. – 16.05.2019

    Itasca, IL, Xeikon is a leading provider of digital printing solutions, supplying business professionals around the world with their ideal technology. We design, build and deliver complete solutions for labels & packaging, document & commercial, and folding carton. Xeikon Café is our way to connect with customers, partners, packaging convertors and print service providers. Our intent is to provide an informal knowledge exchange platform covering the different aspects of digital print production, while cutting through the information overload.

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  • Label Summit Latin America

    14.05 - 15.05.2019

    Medellin, Colombia, Booth #26 Label Summit Latin America 2018 brings new opportunities to improve your technical skills and market knowledge in this fast growing sector. Attend two days of expert-led conference sessions, view the latest technology from leading manufacturers at the table-top exposition and network with hundreds of leading industry figures.

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  • Converters

    27.03 - 28.03.2019

    Green Bay, WI, Booth #56 Your one-stop shop for all things converting is back in 2019! Celebrating 12 years as the only one-day expo exclusively located in the Midwest, Converters Expo unites converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. With over 700 attendees expected, Converters Expo continues to grow. Located in the heart of the nation’s top Converting Corridor, it is the place to find manufacturing partners, check out testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging.

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  • Technical Meeting

    25. - 27.02.2019

    Kocher + Beck, the market leader in rotary die cutting technology, recently held their Annual Technical Meeting February 25th - 27th, 2019 at their United Kingdom facility in Coalville, Leicestershire, England. The meeting included a diverse group of Kocher + Beck key employees from Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, representing production, sales, management, and the executive team. Topics of discussion were developments of upcoming innovations, strategic planning, and corporate initiatives and objectives

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  • Converters South

    Feb. 5

    Charlotte, NC , Booth #34 Converters Expo South is a one day expo that unites converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. With hundreds of attendees expected, Converters Expo South will be the place to find manufacturing partners, check out testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging.

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  • K+B USA Annual Sales Meeting

    15.01 – 18.01.2019

    Last week concluded our Annual Sale Meeting here at Kocher + Beck USA in Lenexa, KS. The week was jampacked with great discussions, training classes, team building workshops, and R&D updates. We also had a very special guest here from Kocher + Beck Germany, Reinhold Hiller, Production Manager of the IOC Division. Mr. Hiller hosted several training classes to our production employees, Customer Service Department, and our Sales Team on the production and capabilities of IOC dies.

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  • Labelexpo Chicago

    25. - 27.09.2018

    Label Expo in Chicago, IL is the largest event for the label and package printing industry in the Americas. Visit us at booth 529 in Hall A to view our product lines and chat with our friendly Sales team. Our UR Precision U440 splicer will also be featured in the Automation Arena in Hall F. Register at: https://www.labelexpo-americas.com/

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  • Cooperation with JobRad

    09.04.2018

    Kocher + Beck enables bicycle leasing The swabian tool and machine manufacturer Kocher + Beck now offers its employees the opportunity to lease bicycles and e-bikes. Through cooperation with the platform jobrad.org it is now possible for all employees to obtain their individual desired wheel, including tax savings. Thanks to a new tax regime, the company car privilege (the so-called 1% rule) now also applies to bicycles and e-bikes. "Thanks to this cooperation, we are able to offer our employees an additional benefit," says HR Director Gudrun Berberich. "In addition to our financial attractiveness, we focus on the environmental and health aspects," continues Berberich. "We are proud that we have so many active employees in our workforce, which clearly shows the demand for the JobRad in the first few weeks."

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  • Remodeling office space

    19.02.2018

    The swabian tool and machine manufacturer Kocher + Beck has inaugurated new office space for its employees in the areas of IOC and Envelope on Monday, 19.02.2018. Altogether, 16 new workplaces, new meeting rooms and so-called think tanks were created at the Pliezhausen location. With the move to the modern designed offices, Kocher + Beck now has sufficient space available for future growth. The office design and equipment are based on the latest standards and guarantee employees a modern and comfortable working environment. The completed conversion is only one part of extensive modernization measures. In a total of four construction stages, the entire administration area at Plant 1 will be brought up to the latest state of the art. "Thanks to the extensive construction measures, we will be able to make our processes even more efficient in the future," says Facility Manager Jürgen Flamm, who coordinates the entire renovation. "These investments are a clear commitment to our Pliezhausen location. Also in the future, our customers can look forward to the best service and high-quality products from Germany, "says Managing Director Lars Beck at the inauguration of the new office space.

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  • Obituary Rolf Beck

    10.11.2017

    Kocher + Beck mourns the loss of one of its senior founders Mr. Rolf Beck, who passed away on 10.11.2017 after a short illness. Kocher + Beck was founded in 1965 in Stuttgart Germany by Erich Kocher and Rolf Beck, and today employees more than 600 people at its 4 locations worldwide. In the early 1980s, Rolf Beck was a pioneer in the development of magnetic die technology, helping to revolutionize the entire label printing industry. "Rolf Beck was a highly respected and inspiring individual, with a great appreciation and respect for business associates and employees, with his dedication and inventiveness, he has always been a positive role model. For his employees he always had an open ear, and was an excellent mentor and paternal advisor. As a person and personality, he left a lasting impression on everyone and we are truly indebted to him. All who knew him mourn for a humorous and charming man who will remain unforgettable. Through his tireless personal commitment, great vision and determination, he lead the development of our company. His visions and inspirations are present everywhere to this day. We, the management and employees of Kocher + Beck, will honor his memory, " writes Kocher+Beck.

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