BIRKAN Company news

14 February 2024

New photovoltaic system

Printing blankets and printing plates with solar power

Aerial view

Our new photovoltaic system has just been successfully connected to the grid. From now on, our production will run on electricity from renewable energies!

We are delighted to be making a contribution to greater sustainability and reducing our CO2 footprint. And that's not all: on production-free days, surplus electricity is fed into the grid – so the region also benefits.

(PS: Don't hesitate to click on the photo and admire the view of our drone on the Ammersee lake in the background...)

24 January 2024

Good scores in customer satisfaction survey

Product quality and expertise are well received

Graphical analysis

We are extremely pleased with the results of our latest customer satisfaction survey. Among other things, it revealed (once again) that 100% of participants are satisfied with their contact persons – 90% are even very satisfied! This is a confirmation of our philosophy of customer proximity and the best possible service orientation.

The other ratings:
100% are satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of our products (mostly very satisfied!);
4.5 (out of 5) stars for delivery times;
4.7 (out of 5) stars for the general cooperation.

We would like to thank all customers who took part in this (anonymous) survey for their feedback.

6 October 2023

Strategic partnership with Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions

Launch of new blanket MasterSECURE

Strategic partners: Koenig & Bauer Banknote Systems and BIRKAN GmbH

Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions and BIRKAN GmbH have entered into a strategic partnership in the field of consumables. BIRKAN will be responsible for the procurement and finishing of printing blankets as well as other consumables for banknote and security printing.

The first joint product of this partnership has just been launched: MasterSECURE is a newly developed printing blanket for the Super Simultan and Super Orlof Intaglio machine classes. It ensures perfect and consistent printing results, improves production stability and, last but not least, is characterised by excellent sheet release (see also Koenig & Bauer News.)

1st September 2023

CSU politicians visit BIRKAN

Commitment to the SME sector

Group photo on the BIRKAN roof terrace Visit of the printing plate production

CSU politicians visited Eching am Ammersee to find out about the situation of small and medium-sized businesses there. With their visit, the representatives of the people, among them the incumbent and re-candidate member of the Bavarian state parliament Alex Dorow, manifested their interest in the medium-sized companies of the region. The tour of the production facilities, led by managing director Mathias Klein, provided ample material for discussion on the struggle with energy prices, labour shortages and the current challenges facing the printing industry. Thank you for a stimulating exchange: Alex Dorow (member of state parliament), Siegfried Luge (mayor of Eching), Simone Drexl, Liane Luge, and Norbert Teubner (local mandate holders)!