DKSH Brings SOMA’s Advanced Solutions for Flexible Packaging Production to Asia

Press release from the issuing company

DKSH and SOMA, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced machinery and printing and converting solutions for flexible packaging, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement covering its full range of products for Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and India.

Zurich, Switzerland – DKSH Business Unit Technology, the leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, has partnered with SOMA, a leading manufacturer of printing and converting solutions for flexible packaging. The collaboration covers Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and India. DKSH will provide sales, marketing, application engineering and after-sales services for SOMA.

SOMA’s portfolio includes flexographic printing presses, slitter rewinders, laminators, plate mounters and die cutters. Its technology finds application in flexible packaging for food, non-food, labels, shrink sleeves, paper and paper board and aluminum closures. DKSH has partnered with SOMA in Japan since 2017. DKSH will continue the success in other markets by introducing SOMA’s leading technology to industries such as in-house flexible packaging production, plastics film producers, printers and converters.

Pavla Kusa, Commercial Director, SOMA stated: “We are excited to expand our partnership with DKSH. DKSH has helped us successfully expand the market in Japan. With DKSH’s deep experiences in new market development and their strong commitment to joint projects, we believe they will be a solid and trustworthy partner for us in other markets, too.”

Hanno Elbraechter, Head Business Unit Technology, DKSH commented: “Flexographic printing method has recently gained increasing acceptance in Asia and contains high growth opportunities. We believe through our systematic market development approach and our local market expertise, we will substantially increase SOMA’s presence, business volume and market share.”


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