Effective as of February 14, 2018, marks-3zet GmbH & Co. KG (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany) acquired production assets, spare parts, intellectual property and key personnel from Könings GmbH (Viersen, Germany). Könings went bankrupt in November 2017. However, marks-3zet is not the legal successor to Könings GmbH.
marks-3zet is glad to announce that Sascha Wortmann, the head of technology and development at Könings, has decided to pursue his career at marks-3zet. He brings the complete know-how for construction, repair and maintenance of Könings equipment with him.
For this reason, from now onwards, marks-3zet is in the position to offer the original Könings spare parts and carry out mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance as prescribed by the Original Equipment Manufacturer Könings. Customers who struggled to be serviced after the insolvency of Könings will now get full service from marks-3zet to secure their production processes. Furthermore, marks-3zet continues to supply processing units for waterless offset.
marks-3zet has two main businesses. Firstly, as inventor and worldwide market leader for calibrated underpacking paper, its design and distribution in Europe and selected international markets. Secondly, distributorship for Toray waterless printing plates in selected European markets and sales of special inks as well as prepress solutions for waterless printing. In addition, digital products such as digital presses for labels and services for digital printing are new in the portfolio and will be the third pillar of marks-3zet future strategy.