QuadTech Expands Nordic Coverage with Appointment of BSTech
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Press release from the issuing company
Agency to cover all sectors in Denmark, Finland and Iceland
Sussex, Wisconsin, USA – QuadTech, Inc., leading manufacturer of color and inspection technology for the printing industry, today announced the appointment of BSTech ApS, of Denmark, as its exclusive agent for Denmark, Finland and Iceland. The appointment covers all application sectors, commercial web, newspapers and packaging.
BSTech was established in 2012 by Bent Sørensen, who has a 25-year association with QuadTech systems. BSTech specializes in supplying ancillary systems for press and post-press applications as well as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for materials handling.
“The Danish market is well-placed to benefit from QuadTech systems,” said Bent Sørensen. “In the newspaper sector, which, as in many western countries, is experiencing significant contraction, there are opportunities for performance-enhancing systems like QuadTech’s Color Control and Web Inspection System with AccuCam™.
“This is because, while investment in new presses is unlikely in this market, systems like the AccuCam are able to extend press life, ensure quality and cut waste: three things that are very attractive to newspaper printers.”
While gravure has disappeared from the publications sector, replaced by heat-set web offset, it remains a significant part of package converting.
Sørensen noted that the same is true in the commercial web offset market, as well as in the packaging sector.
“Most of Denmark’s large packaging facilities are now part of international groups, and while investment in packaging equipment is more likely, there are enormous benefits to be had through investment in reliable ancillary systems,” he said.
Sørensen cites the opportunity for packaging converters to have the benefits of a press inspection system that integrates with finishing operations.
“With flexible packaging printed roll-to-roll, being able to use defect data from the press to control the rewinder makes the removal of defective copy fast and effective. This adds value to the production and improves customer satisfaction: results that are reflected in the bottom line.”
The QuadTech Waste Management System, using the data from the QuadTech® Inspection System and QuadTech® Data Central® for Inspection automates converting equipment to facilitate waste removal.
While the Icelandic market is very small, Sørensen sees opportunities there, too.
“Iceland is recovering from its financial meltdown, and it is experiencing a more optimistic economy. While printers in Iceland are used to very short runs of 2,000- 10,000 units, QuadTech has systems that could make even those runs more efficient while ensuring print quality.” Sørensen concluded, “I am very pleased that through BSTech I can continue my association with QuadTech and represent its systems in these markets.”
Speaking for QuadTech, president Karl Fritchen said, “We have worked with Bent for many years and have great respect for his knowledge of the Nordic markets. We believe his expertise will continue to help us promote our solutions and serve these countries.”
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