Esko-Graphics Partners With PT Apecmas In Indonesia

Press release from the issuing company

Singapore - 16 September 2003. Esko-Graphics has appointed PT Apecmas Nusantara as its new authorized dealer for the Indonesian market. PT Apecmas will market Esko-Graphics' packaging & commercial printing solutions in Indonesia, including the offset and flexo CtP solutions. PT Apecmas will also provide after-sales support. Established on 29th November 1989, PT Apecmas headquarters in Jakarta, with branch offices in Surabaya (since 1996), Medan (since 2001) and the forthcoming site at Semarang. Today, the company employs 50 people. PT Apecmas started operations with its flagship product range of Mitsubishi Sheetfed Offset presses. During a span of 10 years, they have successfully sold and installed over 60 Mitsubishi press lines in Indonesia. They also gained extensive experience in sales and support of pre-press products from the Scitex dealership, which they held for 6 years until 2001. Mr. J. F. Handoko, Managing Director of PT Apecmas, comments: "Our excellent customer relations combined with a good marketing plan will pave the way to penetrate the market with these excellent new products rather quickly. The first project will be to introduce Esko-Graphics products during an open house at our premises in October 2003." "We are excited about this new partnership. For many years, both Barco Graphics and Purup-Eskofot have struggled to find the right partners in the Indonesian market," comments Jean-Pierre De Moor, Esko-Graphics' Managing Director for Asia Pacific. "Dealers need different competencies today than five years ago, such as technical expertise and excellent customer service. Apecmas combines all the qualities a supplier seeks today in a dedicated partner."