German printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer have announced Cartamundi USA will take delivery of a new large-format Rapida press at their East Longmeadow, Massachusetts facility before the end of the year. The board and card game manufacturer acquired the facility from Hasbro in late 2015.
Koenig & Bauer said the new press will provide more capacity at the 1.2-million-sq.-ft. facility with better automation and color consistency. Koenig & Bauer also said Cartamundi Group are making other investments in the facility, as it has increased staffing by 13.5% to 480 employees.
“The new press will be a key component at the facility, which produces 30 million well-known board games a year and is aggressively pursuing additional new business by growing its customer base in the main game aisle, such as new lines of products from other game distributors, as well as seeking local companies to take advantage of its core competencies,” Koenig & Bauer said.