Printing equipment manufacturer AkeBoose has taken over the activities of Einbecker Kennzeichnungssysteme (EKS), a manufacturer of flexographic printing units for printing on both web and sheet substrates.

The more than 70-year-old business specialises in integrated flexo printing systems for demanding single-colour and multicolour industrial flexo printing, on a wide range of materials, including paper, plastic foils and special materials such as twin-wall plastic sheets or gypsum boards.

AkeBoose will continue the design, manufacture, and maintenance of new and existing EKS machinery, and has taken over EKS’ service staff so that EKS’ customers around the world can continue to use their usual service contacts as part of the AkeBoose team.

The EKS flexo printing presses complete the AkeBoose product range, which includes components such as chamber doctor blade systems, ink supply systems and customer-specific systems for the application of ink or other fluids in flexographic, gravure and offset printing processes. These can now be offered as complete solutions. The EKS brand will remain as part of this product segment.

The production of EKS machinery will be integrated into the facilities of AkeBoose parent the Agergaard Group in Celle, Lower Saxony in Germany, for which the warehouse and production area will be expanded. The aftersales service for spare parts and consumables for EKS machinery has already been operating there since 2019 under the roof of AkeBoose’s sister company Agergaard Graphic Supplies.