Koenig & Bauer forges ahead into the future of printing
Not just slimming down and optimizing process flows through digitization, but offering your customers a new experience at the same time: that is a vision of the future that is already being lived out at Koenig & Bauer. Using Industrial Analytics, the company has developed new, data-driven services that expand its core competences and make it a successful pioneer in its industry.
Senior Manager at Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed AG & Co. KG
“For us, it’s a success story! A team of analysts that engages full-heartedly with the subject matter and pursues the same goal as we do: extracting the maximum possible information from the data.”
Driving digital transformation
The Koenig & Bauer project is not all about technology. It goes beyond merely expanding the offering in the area of service and represents an example of the digital transformation of an entire industry. A project that has the potential to change business processes, bring about new service offerings, and initiate cultural change. Koenig & Bauer is at the forefront of all of this.
Prediction of malfunctions
Thanks to various AI processes, malfunctions can be predicted before they can affect production or even cause shutdowns.
Proactive customer service
Based on the predicted malfunctions, Customer Service receives advance notification so that remote maintenance, parts replacement, or machine maintenance can be arranged in good time. The customer benefits from the new planning reliability as well as saving the time and cost that would have been involved in the laborious reentry of stored machine settings after an unplanned shutdown.
Automated data analysis
The specially developed IoT-based service process collects large volumes of data from various sensors and processes these with great efficiency. Rule mining and machine learning processes can establish normal patterns from all this data, detect deviations, and allow the right conclusions to be drawn.
Tradition and innovation
The Koenig & Bauer group is the world’s oldest printing press manufacturer with the broadest product range in the industry. Its core competence is the development and manufacture of technologically innovative yet cost-effective printing systems and peripherals. Founded in 1817 in Würzburg, the company supplies various sheetfed, web, and security press market segments.