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Bobst completes acquisition of Mouvent

21 December 2020: Bobst has acquired the remaining shares in Mouvent, giving it full control of the inkjet digital printer manufacturer. With this acquisition Bobst is poised to accelerate its leadership in printing and converting. New inkjet digital printing platforms and new water-based inks will soon be announced.

BOBST acquired 50.1% of RADEX in June 2017 to develop Mouvent AG, a start-up company focusing on digital inkjet printing. The intent was to explore and deliver the next innovations to transform packaging production. The work accomplished over the last three years has been very fruitful and positive.

Mouvent’s innovative cluster technology has been deployed in the Mouvent LB-701, LB-702 and the BOBST MASTER DM5 presses. Despite the Covid-19 situation, more than 20 presses have been sold in Europe and the USA during 2020. The BOBST digital portfolio is opening new horizons for label converters, combining high quality printing, high productivity and the right economics.

With this acquisition BOBST is poised to further accelerate its leadership in printing and converting. New digital inkjet platforms and new water-based inks will soon be announced, answering the sustainability requirements and shaping the future of the packaging world.

BOBST – one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers, and Radex – a startup company owned by multiple stakeholders with a long track record in the field of DOD inkjet digital printing. Both the companies, launched their joint venture in the name of Mouvent in 2017.

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