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  • 28 Feb 2020

DG press celebrates 10th anniversary

L-R: Remko Koolbergen and Peter Kloppers founded DG press and developed the new generation of variable sleeve offset presses called ‘Thallo’

DG press, the company founded by Remko Koolbergen and Peter Kloppers has celebrated its 10th year in business and is set to go from strength to strength in the market for flexible packaging and label printing with its variable sleeve web offset technology.

DG press was founded in August 2009 and started with 12 people (all former Drent Goebel employees). In the early years the focus was mainly on services: taking care of maintenance and selling spare parts. 

‘We knew there was an existing and ongoing demand from printing companies who relied on Drent Goebel presses to earn their living, so were confident from day one that we could build a successful business,’ said Remko Koolbergen, CEO of DG press.   

As early as 2010, the new company had sold its first used Vision press, and its first fully refurbished model, and purchased the full stock of Vision parts from the now defunct Müller Martini print division.

Over the following years, DG press introduced the Vision SP, exhibited at Drupa 2012, and decided to develop the next generation of variable sleeve offset presses for flexible packaging.  

After moving into Drent Goebel at the beginning of 2013, the company developed the first prototype of Thallo press which hit the floor in 2014 less than 12 months after the project was conceived, and around the same time as the first new 10-colour Vision was sold.  Following a highly successful Open House at the company’s HQ, two Thallo presses were sold and a third was installed for demonstration purposes in Hall. 

In 2016, and the two founding directors decided that to protect the company and guarantee the future of its employees and technological development and sold DG press to Contiweb.  In 2017 and 2018, six more Thallo presses were built and delivered as well as two Vision lines, and the company has since taken a decision to focus on ‘special’ machines where its in-depth knowledge and expertise offers a real USP.

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