Glunz & Jensen K&F Takes Over Service of Agfa Optibend Systems
Press release from the issuing company
April 4, 2007 -- Granger, Indiana – Glunz & Jensen K&F, Inc., of Granger, Indiana reached an agreement with Agfa Corporation to take over the service and support of Agfa's OptiBend System, a versatile plate punching and bending system. Agfa Corporation has transferred all current North American service agreements to Glunz & Jensen K&F, Inc.
“Based on the long history of producing and servicing punch benders, we felt our OptiBend customers would be in good hands with Glunz & Jensen K&F. We wanted to turn the bender support over to a company that would offer our customers experience and timely support, said Sheila Nysko, Marketing Manager, Agfa Graphics.”
Glunz & Jensen K&F, Inc. is stocking spare parts and has programming capabilities at its Midwest location in Granger Indiana. Glunz & Jensen K&F Service Manager, Larry Hedrick, and his team of service techs are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, not only for the OptiBend system, but for the press registration locks, bender equipment, imaging equipment and plate conveyor lines that Glunz & Jensen K&F, Inc. has installed world-wide over the past 37 years. Glunz & Jensen K&F, Inc. has an excellent relationship with Formacyclis - the OEM of the OptiBend. Formacyclis is partnering with Glunz & Jensen K&F for complete support of newspapers with OptiBend.
In 2000, Formacyclis AB of Datavagen, Sweden licensed to Autologic Information International (Aii) in Thousand Oaks, (CA) USA, the sales and production rights of the OptiBend. In the fall of 2001, Agfa purchased Aii and all production by Autologic ceased by the end of the year. Agfa, however, in cooperation with Formacyclis AB, continued to offer the punch bender line as part of their printing solutions.
Glunz & Jensen K&F, Inc. is eager to work with the many newspapers throughout North America to support and service the OptiBend and their production lines.
K&F International was purchased by Glunz and Jensen A/S in January 2006.
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