In December 2016, CBN turned to KBA to deliver a uniquely built multimillion-dollar Rapida 106 41-inch 12-color press for its main manufacturing facility to produce secure identity documents.
“Ever since we purchased our first KBA Rapida 12-color press in 2003, we have felt that KBA presses are innovative and well designed,” said Sean Pentland, senior director of prepress and print development, Canadian Bank Note. “We extensively reviewed and tested all of the lead press manufacturers and KBA came out ahead of them all.”
CBN has remained one of the leading producers of secure identity products. With demands from governments looking to create secure documents from counterfeiting, terrorist threats, and theft, it uses its KBA equipment to provide the intricate secure solutions for its customers.
But in June 2016, CBN lost the use of one of its KBA Rapida presses due to a devastating blaze at its main print facility. The fire damaged the firm’s 10-year-old KBA press that produced passports and other identity documents. A second brand-new KBA printing press had just been put into production but the older damaged press had to be replaced as soon as possible. KBA provided a used press immediately and a new Rapida 106 12-color press was delivered in record time.