KBA and the Optimus Group have announced a partnership relating to worldwide sales and distribution of management information systems (MIS) from Optimus. With effect from 1st March, press manufacturer KBA will become a distributor for Optimus solutions such as Dash, Cloud and Cloud Mobile in the regions of Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and USA/Canada. Further markets are expected to follow later.

Many sheetfed offset users around the world are interested in the capabilities of an integrated MIS, which can not only manage all its different substrates and processes, but also grows together with the company and its needs. Various KBA customers are already using Optimus systems, and they have gained a good reputation for their outstanding flexibility and user-friendly implementation.

‘We have already worked with other partners in this field in the past, and our customers can continue to rely on our openness and flexibility if they wish to integrate existing or new KBA Rapidas into their preferred MIS solutions. But when we recently decided to offer MIS solutions as part of a closed-loop workflow with our presses, Optimus was our first choice,’ said Ralf Sammeck, KBA vice president for the sheetfed product house.

Nicola Bisset, group managing director for Optimus added, ‘We are really looking forward to the cooperation with such a renowned and future-oriented company. KBA possesses a broad, global customer base also in countries in which we are not present to date. Our partnership is a fantastic opportunity to reach further potential customers for our MIS solutions. KBA is similar to Optimus in the way it places the customer’s needs in the foreground, and is well known for its excellent service. The cooperation with KBA will enable both sides to further strengthen their brand image and reputation.’