OMET has signed an agreement with Rototec, to bring their advanced technology to the South African graphic arts market.
ROTOTEC is an industry leader providing more than 30 years experience in precision engraving and die sinking and is also the appointed agent in South Africa for ROTOCONTROL high-speed inspection, cutting and rewinding finishing machines and Cartes Hot Stamping, Silk Screen printing, Mechanical die cut and Laser converting machines. Headquartered in Cape Town with satellite Sales and Service offices in Durban and Johannesburg.
'Our plan is to target the short-run self-adhesive label production market with our Flexy and X-Flex models, the wine industry with our Varyflex offset machine, and the packaging industry, either flexible or cartons, with our Varyflex combination press, which is 850-mm wide and integrates all possible printing technologies inline,' explains Sergio Villa, Omet's area manager, 'There's a clear tendency for different applications to go to shorter runs, e.g. folding cartons and flexible packaging.' 'Complex market dynamics and evolution require a strong press supplier with a long-term vision and a creative technology mind-set, combined with a credible and trustworthy local representative. This is exactly the situation we have generated in South Africa with Omet and Rototec,'Villa concluded.
OMET has pioneered servo-driven gearless and shaftless press architecture with printing sleeves dating back to 2000. RotoControl (Rototec's other principal) offers servo-driven platforms on its finishing equipment, and Rototec itself is the leading tooling supplier for the South African market.
"We feel we have a perfect fit and the two companies ideally complement each other,'Villa adds. " we're confident that South Africa can play a role as a launching pad for Omet for the rest of the African continent, leading the way to all surrounding countries.'