GERMANY • The manufacturer of anilox rollers, roller cores, sleeves and roller covers will take over the representation of Uteco in Northern Germany as of 1 January 2018.
The corresponding contract has been signed on 27 September 2017 during Labelexpo Europe. Michael Steggemann, head of sales and marketing for ESWE-FLEX states: “Uteco is among the leading global manufacturers of solutions for the printing and converting of packaging. ESWE-FLEX offers a broad product portfolio for package printing and maintains intensive contacts with manufacturers of packaging in the German speaking region. Altogether, these are ideal prerequisites for a long-term and successful partnership.” Named Uteco-Nord, the German company will provide the following products:
- Flexo printing presses
- Gravure printing presses
- In-line printing units
- Downstream equipment
- Lamination units (solvent/solvent-free)
- Coating units
- Offset printing press (not exclusively)
- Digital print engines
- Hybrid printing presses
In addition, the upgrading of existing machinery for printing and converting is also part of the product and service portfolio of Uteco-Nord.
Now renamed Uteco-Süd, the previous overall representative IPL Machines & Services will now focus on the southern parts of Germany. This combined customer support in Germany will be organised in close cooperation with Uteco. Going forward, ESWE-FLEX and IPL will remain independent companies acting in carefully defined areas. Uteco expects that this sharing of representation will significantly improve its market position.
ESWE-FLEX: Industries served and portfolio
For more than 25 years, ESWE-FLEX has served the flexo printing industries as well as a number of other segments like steel, textile, paper, film, and foil as well as construction and mechanical engineering.
The roller cores are made of various materials and are custom made to meet special application requirements. The rolls are coated with rubber or polyurethane material of various quality grades and optionally provided with patterns. Web guiding rollers are made of Aluminium and/or steel and are available either with fixed journals or internal axis. Anilox rollers made of chrome and ceramics are also part of the product portfolio.
High-quality roller systems for heating, chilling and calendaring are available either in single or double jackets and/or provided with specific demanding surfaces complete the range of products and services provided by ESWE-FLEX.
Beside the cooperation with Uteco, under its own name, the German company will also offer forme sleeves and mounting tapes of a renown manufacturer.