Engineering your success:
Packaging, commercial printing, finishing

For 130 years, engineers at KAMA have been developing high-quality finishing die-cutters as well as folding and gluing machines for the global market.

Cutting and finishing machines from KAMA are in demand worldwide

As a well-established, reliable partner for cutting and finishing processes, we offer a wide range of profitable solutions for small and medium-sized conventional print runs as well as for digital printing. With more than 750 installations in 80 countries the innovative KAMA machines "made in Germany" are in demand around the world - in the commercial print market and also in packaging.

From the company’s early days with 20 employees when it was founded after the reunification of Germany, it has now grown to 120 members of staff.

Trust defines partnerships

Our customers are small and medium-sized job printers, packaging printers, bookbinders and print finishing companies, as well as well-known large companies in commercial and packaging printing around the world. Our machines are distributed in close co-operation with leading printing machine manufacturers and sales organisations. This means that you can reach us quickly and conveniently, wherever you are in the world.

Facts and figures

Re-establishment1994 in the form of a limited liability company (GmbH), based on the 100-year old companies SCAMAG/Polygraph KAMA in Dresden
Managing DirectorsRobert Löchel, Bernd Sauter
Business fieldsDevelopment and construction of automatic die cutters, hot foil and hologram stamping modules, hot-cut modules, folder-gluers, production of complex assemblies for finishing
EmployeesAbout 120 technicians and engineers, plus trainees
LocationDresden/Germany – design and production departments
CertificationSince 2000: certified to DIN ISO 9001 for the production of machine and engineering components

Milestones in the development of the company

1894Company founded in Dresden under the name Sächsische Cartonnagen-Maschinen-Actiengesellschaft SCAMAG
1936Development of the “Tempo”, the first automatic flat-bed die cutter in the world with sheet feeder and delivery unit
1972Launch of the newly designed folder-gluer FKM 100
1994KAMA is re-established as a limited liability company (GmbH) by Marcus Tralau, now member of the Advisory board for strategic issues
1999Launch of the completely newly developed KAMA TS 74 product series of feature-rich automatic die cutters
2000Relocation of the administration, development and production departments to the company’s own newly-built offices and buildings in the Reick district of Dresden
2002Construction of a second production hall and doubling of production space to 4,000 m²

Every KAMA machine contains a glimpse of the future

Just like our customers, we see the changes that are taking place in our dynamic industry as a source of motivation and an opportunity to grow. This is why 10 percent of our employees work in the area of research and development. They make sure that every KAMA machine contains a glimpse of the future – to help you successfully manage the requirements in post-press, finishing and print enhancements.

Cooperation projects with TU Dresden, the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences and other players guarantee fast knowledge transfer from research into practice.

Some innovations from the past 20 years at a glance

2017KAMA expands the JobManager software for machine networking, process optimisation and automation.
2016At drupa the Dresden-based company presents the “Generation Servo” of the ProCut 76 Foil with doubled output for hot foil stamping.
2015KAMA launches the first fully automatic folder-gluer FlexFold 52i. Changeovers at record speed make the production of digitally printed packaging and small SKU's profitable.
2014KAMA presents the SBU inline stripper for tool-free stripping and blank separation.
2012KAMA launches the AutoRegister. It ensures precise registration accuracy for each sheet – also with digital printing.
In the same year the company also presents the new ProCut 76 Foil, with new features, a servo-driven sheet feeder and the larger sheet size of 760 x 600 cm.
2010The “JobPlanner” is released for software-supported setup of the ProFold 74 folder-gluer.
2008At drupa KAMA presents the world’s first die cutting machine for the classical digital print format: ProCut 58.
2007KAMA launches the ProFold 74 folder-gluer with a patented, grid-controlled tool mounting system.
2006New design for the ProCut 74 finishing die cutter, with new options and higher output. A device for hologram stamping is also developed.
2005The hot-cut system for cutting plastic materials on KAMA ProCut die cutting machines is ready for market.
2002KAMA launches a hot foil stamping module for the ProCut models; since then, these have been the die cutting and finishing machines with the widest range of applications.
KAMA in a nutshell.

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Precision in production

Even if KAMA die cutting machines are sturdy “heavy metal constructions” that weigh in at several tonnes, highest levels of precision are the key when it comes to the individual parts and components.

In our DIN ISO 9001 certified production department, we use state-of-the-art CNC machining centres to manufacture all key machine and engineering components in-house. Complete assembly of the die cutting and finishing machines and folder-gluers as well as quality assurance with the latest measuring equipment are also performed at our site in Dresden.

More precise than clockwork? Exactly!

When it comes to components like grippers, guide rails in the cutting head and crankshafts, production is even more precise than for a high-precision watch movement – if the relevant proportions are taken into account. For example, the tolerance of the crankshaft in a ProCut cutter is just one hundredth of a millimetre. Although it may be perhaps one ten-thousandth in a watch movement, the cutter wins in relation to its overall size.

Short paths to innovation

Design and implementation: the high vertical range of manufacture at KAMA means that ideas and improvements can be quickly implemented so that product development can be driven forwards.