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WST SYSTEMTECHNIK GmbH of Germany Announces Exclusive U.S. Partner

Press release from the issuing company

WST SYSTEMTECHNIK GmbH of Germany (the developer and producer of the former OPTICONTROL) has announced a new, exclusive partner for the American market, the company PFS&S, Sarasota FL to present and serve the print finishing industry with the WST bindery control systems. In the late 1980’s, WST SYSTEMTECHNIK GmbH, located in Espelkamp, Germany, commenced the development of a system for automatic signature recognition for the print finishing industry. The first systems were offered under the name OPTICONTROL in 1991. In the following years, a whole variety of control systems were designed so that signature recognition could be offered in different areas for the print finishing industry. The systems have been improved constantly since then, responding to changing requirements of the finishing process. The OPTICONTROL signature recognition systems have been sold worldwide through our sales partner OPTIGRAF, Switzerland, in North America through the distributor OPTIGRAF USA. At Drupa 2004 the companies OPTIGRAF and WST SYSTEMTECHNIK GmbH separated. Since then WST is selling the CONTROL SYSTEMS through their own sales organization. At the same time the name of the former OPTICONTROL signature recognition systems were changed into WST CONTROL SYSTEMS and are manufactured and sold today under the short name OSC 1-1 or OSC 4-60. WST has sold and installed almost 40,000 sensor systems worldwide. Drupa 2004 was also used to introduce the next generation of the system for 100% finishing control, the BARCODE signature recognition systems, OBC 1-1 and OBC 4-60. A perfect system family for the control of many processes in the post press business what is not allowing any mistakes. In order to serve the American market better WST SYSTEMTECHNIK GmbH has partnered with PRINT FINISHING SALES & SERVICES for the exclusive rights in this territory. PRINT FINISHING SALES & SERVICES of Sarasota, FL also known as PFS&S is headed up by the industry veteran Volker Petzold. Next year Volker can celebrate 40 years in serving the print finishing industry.

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