Bobst claims to have generates record sales at Drupa with thousands of new leads, including more than hundred firm projects due to take place over the next three months.

"Over the last few years, our entire team has worked very hard to pave the way for our company's future. The results of this year's drupa confirm in no uncertain terms the benefits of these efforts and commitment. I'm very proud of our employees' great achievement," commented Bobst CEO Jean-Pascal Bobst at the close of the exhibition in Dsseldorf. "We intend to use this success and renewed motivation to further consolidate our company's position in the global marketplace."

In total, more than 100 transactions were concluded on the Bobst stand at drupa. For the Web-fed business unit, the machines from the new F&K 20SIX platforms attracted particular interest. This business unit also sold several vacuum metalization machines, laminating machines and gravure printing lines. For the Sheet-fed business unit, sales were distributed relatively equally between flat-bed die cutters, folding-box gluing ma-chines, foil stamping machines and inline machines for the production of corrugated board packaging. The main attractions for the Services business unit included new remote ser-vices such as the Mobile Portal app for machine monitoring using mobile terminals such as smart phones and Tablet PCs, and the Boost my Bobst program including upgrades for older machines.

After Germany, India purchased the highest number of Bobst machines at drupa. Brazil and China also ranked among the top six purchasing countries.

The company unveiled its new logo, replacing the group's previous brand names, under the slogan 'BOBST One Group, One Brand'.