Six years after suspending the production of variable size web printing presses, Muller Martini is selling MM Druckmaschinen GmbH, located in Maulburg, Germany, to Goebel Capital GmbH, in Baar/Eschenbach, Switzerland. The company will now be known as Goebel MMD GmbH. As a result, Muller Martini printing press customers will not only receive support over the long term, they will also benefit from the latest developments by Goebel.
In 2014, Muller Martini suspended the production of variable-size web printing presses, focusing the Maulburg location on the service business for the more than 1,000 web printing presses around the world. Muller Martini is now selling MM Druckmaschinen GmbH in Maulburg to the Goebel Group "With Goebel we have found a partner that is strategically positioned in this area for the long term and that offers both services and new machines," says Bruno Müller, CEO of Muller Martini . Muller Martini will ensure the availability of spare parts for the large number of installed web printing presses over the coming years. With its modern product range, the Goebel-Group was Muller Martini's preferred candidate. According to Felix Berg (COO Goebel-Group), there was a fundamental and mutual interest in the transaction. "The agreement with Muller Martini allows us to provide services and spare parts to existing printing press customers over the long term while also enabling them to invest in the latest Goebel technology."
Customers will continue to receive local support by Muller Martini sales and service organizations. With regard to the sale of new machines, retrofits, extensions, service and spare parts, these organizations will be supported by long-term employees in Maulburg, who will continue to be fully employed by Goebel MMD GmbH. As part of the agreement, Muller Martini will in the future serve as the exclusive intermediary for the sale of Goebel printing presses in the area of packaging printing and security printing, while offering service and continuing to provide spare parts over the coming years. “This will allow us to continue to offer our printing press customers the best support”, says Bruno Müller.
About Muller Martini
Muller Martini, a family-owned business established in 1946, has its head office in Zofingen in the Swiss canton of Aargau. With some 1,200 employees worldwide, the company is involved in the development and production of industrial system solutions for print finishing.
The family company, which was founded in 1851, now has its headquarters in Baar, located in the Swiss canton of Zug, with branches and subsidiaries in Eschenbach, Switzerland (canton of Lucerne) and the German cities of Darmstadt and Maulburg. It is one of the world’s leading companies in the area of package printing (web offset) and security printing (intaglio, offset and hybrid printing systems).
Felix Stirnimann, Member of the Board of Directors of Muller Martini: Phone +41(0)62 745 47 70
Dr. Manuel Vogel, CEO of the Goebel Group: Phone +41(0)41 700 90 18