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Greg Bird adds Kolbus Autobox to role

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Greg Bird has now been appointed managing director of Kolbus Autobox Ltd. He adds this role to the position of managing director of Kolbus UK Ltd which he has held since 2020.


Robert Flather has moved to the position of chairman of Kolbus UK to allow time for, amongst other things, his year as Master of the Worshipful Company of Stationers’.


Greg and Robert.


Greg joined Kolbus UK in 2008 after spending 24 years at Butler and Tanner, beginning his career as a book binding apprentice, and ultimately rising to the position of manufacturing director. He elected to leave B&T and joined Kolbus UK to concentrate on machine sales. Greg achieved the position of director of sales for Kolbus UK in 2014 and became managing director in 2020.


‘It is a great honour to be trusted with both Kolbus UK and Kolbus Autobox. It is an exciting time as Kolbus continues the journey into suppling machinery to the packaging industry, whilst still maintaining an involvement in its traditional book binding equipment market,’ he said.


‘Robert has done a fantastic job with the Kolbus UK business, and I look forward to guiding it through the next chapter as we continue to develop and release exciting new machines. Although there are always challenges when entering new markets, I am sure the Kolbus tradition of quality engineering and high levels of customer service will ensure a positive future for both Kolbus and its customers.’


Greg continued, ‘I am thrilled to be involved in the machinery manufacturing site of Kolbus Autobox in Houghton Regis as it takes me back to my manufacturing roots. I will take great pride in being involved with a highly successful UK manufacturing company. In addition, I take particular pleasure in seeing a highly active number of apprentices involved in the business as I am keen to create opportunities for all our young people to develop and progress within Kolbus, just as I have done over my career.’



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