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Kolbus America

By AICC Staff

January 24, 2022


Kolbus America is the North American division of Kolbus GmbH, a German manufacturer producing precision engineered flexo rotary die cutters and on-demand boxmaking machines, in addition to their world renowned casemakers and luxury packaging machines. Kolbus GmbH, headquartered in Rahden, Germany, has served customers around the world for nearly 250 years. Their service and commitment to excellence has earned the company a trusted reputation for quality and reliability. The Kolbus America sales team continues to grow, adding Ryan Clark (East Coast) and Mark McGinnis (West Coast) this year, as well as Sr. Project Manager, Daniel Brettschneider.

“Having the right people in these critical roles brings great value to our customers,” said Jeffrey Dietz, Kolbus America President. “We’ve built a strong sales team backed with more than 100 years of combined corrugated experience and have added the Sr. Project Management role to ensure that projects run as smoothly as possible for our customers.” The Kolbus product lines including the Hycorr series flexo rotary die cutters, AutoBox boxmaking machines, and the German built Kolbus RD 115S Servo driven flexo rotary die cutter are sure to impress.


In 2011, Kolbus GmbH acquired Hycorr Machines LLC, based in Kalamazoo, MI. Hycorr machines are known for their robust quality, enduring serviceability, and unique features. Many of the early Hycorr machines are still in operation nearly 30 years later and continue

being serviced by our world class technicians. New Hycorr Series machines have been optimized with German engineering, including: an updated Kolbus feed section with servo-controlled drive technology, the latest operator-ma-chine control interface, and Kolbus 360 remote diagnostics. They also feature a slit and score section and Serrapid quick change die-mount cylinder.

The Industry’s Best Kept Secret

In 2021, Kolbus unveiled its newest innovation to the corrugated industry – the RD 115S servo driven Flexo Rotary Die Cutter. Th is advanced machine features pneumatic plate lock-up for on the run plate skewing for fine adjustment. Th is new feature allows for the operators to adjust the plate while running, without having to open the die-cutter. The modular machine concept includes up to eight print units plus a die-cutting module for corrugated board in one highly automated in-line system. An investment in the RD 115S will strengthen packaging producers’ ability to grow and adapt fast to changing market needs. Service and support are natural concerns to consider when purchasing converting equipment, so Kolbus has addressed this by stocking thousands of spare parts at the Kalamazoo, MI, facility and offers same day shipping to guarantee maximum uptime. Kolbus supports customers by providing 24/7 support through their 360 Assist program and free technical support hotline.

Short Run Boxmaking

Increase throughput and flexibility in your plant with Kolbus AutoBox machines including the new AB310 heavy-duty, all-in-one boxmaking machine with digital print. Move short runs from other converting equipment and create a variety of box styles with this easy-to-operate, quick-set machine. The AutoBox AB300, their most advanced box making machine, has been utilized by hundreds of customers around the world. The AB300 is compatible with a selection of other AutoBox modules to produce boxes at maximum efficiency. It can be equipped with the Multi-Cut, Auto-Stack and Auto-Feed, or print modules such as the Digital-Print and Flexo-Print to broaden your product offering.


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