Product marking by passion: cab enters its 44th company year
Karlsruhe, Germany | January 22, 2019
Klaus and Alexander Bardutzky have with passion and insistence turned an idea into a global 400 employees company. 44 years after the company was founded, cab is a leader in automated and highly precise labeling and Europe's largest manufacturer of label printing systems.
The wide range of accessories for every application has been unique in this market segment. Amongst others, modules for automatic label application, label rewinders or unwinders, cutters to separate labels or devices for label stacking are provided. In terms of the motherboard, printer language and drivers, RAM and interfaces, the various cab printers are built on the same platform. A unitary large, colored touch display enables each of the devices to be operated the same way. In addition, the same components are used in many cab device types. Companies that are using the devices benefit from minimal spare parts handling and low service costs.
cab’s product history proves that it is worth to go untouched paths sometimes. The devices of the current generation automatically indicate that they want to be maintained or that the material to be printed resp. the ribbon are running short and must be replaced. Labels can be loaded remotely, as well as label characteristics can be read and variable data be exchanged for printing. Operating parameters such as the print head's running performance so far, its temperature or the number of labels still to be printed in the current print job are displayed just in time. Information is transferred by the printer to the plant’s control system and is identified and interpreted by the latter. The appropriate measure is initiated directly. cab was a trendsetter in label printing in stand-alone mode as well as the hinged printer cover with a transparent panoramic window enabling to track the printing process. When the GHS was confirmed as a globally consistent system for classifying and labeling chemicals and came into force in accordance with European law, cab printers were the first to enable two-color label printing in one operation.
High level of vertical integration
In terms of business economics, the company's mission statement is derived from independence. Investments in employees, buildings, equipment and machinery are made from the company's own resources, while profits are reinvested in the company. All competencies for the whole process chain of electronic, mechanic and software engineering are provided in-house. All mechanical and plastic components used in the devices and plants are manufactured in the production plant in Sömmerda. Three large halls for production and storage and 10,000 square meters floor space form the basis for ultra-modern production. The machinery and equipment on site are continually further developed. Thus, preconditions are set up to manufacture even complex marking systems economically. In addition to the German sites, local subsidiaries in France, the USA, Mexico, China, Taiwan and South Africa as well as a global network of distribution and service partners enable high availability of devices, spare parts and manpower all over the world.
cab is Europe’s leading manufacturer of devices and systems labeling on components, products and packaging. Healthy global growth, both technical and functional lead and competent customer support are prior goals of the company. There are 400 employees in Germany and in seven subsidiaries abroad as well as 820 distribution partners in more than 80 countries to meet the targets. For more information see www.cab.de/en