What we do

AkeBoose is a development-driven engineering company. We specialize in machine components and systems that apply liquid to a substrate. Our focus is traditionally on the flexographic and rotogravure printing and packaging industry, for which we develop and build application and supply systems for printing inks and coatings. The AkeBoose product range covers chamber doctor blade systems, ink supply and ink handling systems, as well as rotogravure blade holders with matching doctor blades.

In recent years, we have also increasingly developed special solutions for processing or applying liquid media such as hydrogen peroxide, sodium hydroxide or graphite compound, for example.

Our experience

Since the company was founded by visionary Mr. Åke Bööse in the 1970s, we have integrated process technology solutions across a wide range of printing applications. This broad, multidisciplinary know-how of printing processes for flexible packaging, labels, corrugated, tissue, decor, laminations and coatings enable us to develop highly functional product solutions that make daily operations and processes in the pressroom easier and more efficient.

What we are aiming for

Our aim is to contribute to the long-term success of our customers by taking into account the individual needs of each customer and by continuously developing all aspects of our company and products.

Our heavily export-driven business is operated by a highly skilled and agile multinational team dedicated to serving our customers.

Milestones of the AkeBoose development

AkeBoose develops inline printing unit


The first complete inline flexo printing unit designed and built by AkeBoose for small to medium flexo printing widths is delivered.

Application system for printed electronics developed


The first special machinery for the application of graphite compound for the production of printed electronics is developed and manufactured.

Anicolor speedCLEANER 75 introduced


Development of the first Anicolor speedCLEANER 75, a cleaning machine dedicated to the ink chamber of Heidelberg Speedmaster XL75 Anicolor sheet fed offset printing presses.

AkeBoose moves to Germany


Relocation of the company from Sweden to Germany and change of name to AkeBoose GmbH.

40 year anniversary


AkeBoose company celebrates its 40-year anniversary. At the drupa exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, partners and customers from allover the world come together on the AkeBoose booth for this special occasion.

EPQ ink supply system introduced


The ink supply system series EPQ is introduced – a compact and clean solution for ensuring a balanced ink flow.

First chamber system with full automatic cleaning delivered


AkeBoose delivers the first chamber doctor blade system with integrated automatic cleaning.

Launch of the NOVA Compact and XLS chamber systems


The NOVA Compact chamber system, especially designed for narrow web applications, and the NOVA XLS, a versatile stainless steel chamber system for medium to wide web flexo printing, are introduced at drupa 2008.

Introduction of the NewEdge® doctoring system


The NewEdge® doctoring system is tested and introduced on the global market.

NOVA chamber concept introduced


The NOVA chamber system concept – a very rigid and light-weight chamber – is introduced.

Larger production site under new name AkeBoose Graphic Products AB


To create more production space, the company moves to the AGA/Dalénum industrial complex in Lidingö, Stockholm and changes its name to AkeBoose Graphic Products AB.

Development of first chamber doctor blade system


Åke Bööse starts to develop a complete chamber doctor blade system. The first chamber systems called “FlexoCompact” are installed in Sweden and Finland in 1992.

International break through at PAC-PRO


AkeBoose makes its first appearance at the PAC-PRO Exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the international break through is a fact.

Company establishment


The Swedish engineer Mr. Åke Bööse establishes the company under the name of Åke Bööse Utvecklings AB in order to develop the Strip-Blade doctoring system for gravure and flexo printing.