Tresu, a manufacturer of flexographic machine and ancillary equipment and drying systems, has appointed B2Print, based in Moscow, as agent to support the company’s growing customer base of packaging converters in the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Founded in 2006, B2Print represents several market leading machine, equipment and materials suppliers to the folding carton, corrugated, flexible packaging and label converting industries, including Grafotronik, Durst, MacDermid, Sandon Global and Ruco. With a team of in-house certified engineers, an expanding technical sales team and a logistics department, B2Print offers full support, including installation, application advice and troubleshooting.
The Commonwealth of Independent States includes Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Steen Rasmussen, area sales manager, Tresu Group, commented: ‘Increasingly, converters across Russia and the CIS are realizing the significance of automated, enclosed ink supply and chamber systems for optimizing machine uptime, quality consistency and waste reduction in flexo printing. The appointment of B2Print as official TRESU agents in the region makes us well-placed to meet this growing demand.
‘B2Print’s strong presence in the narrow-web market means they have a high level of flexographic and installation know-how. This gives us a perfect regional base to provide a responsive, comprehensive service in the local language, along with the high levels of support that our customers elsewhere are accustomed to.’
Sergey Kuzin, general manager and founder of B2Print, commented: ‘There is a steady growth in flexo printing in Russia, especially in response to increasing demand for carton and flexible packaging. Tresu ancillary systems enhance press performance because of their stability, predictable results and ability to significantly cut set-up times. We are already experiencing strong interest in installations on new presses, and in retrofitting programs to bring older machines with traditional “open chamber” inking systems to the latest global performance standards.’
B2Print will be introducing Tresu’s complete ancillary program to the CIS markets at Printech 2019, an exhibition of printing technology taking place within the RosUpack 2019 packaging trade fair.
Tresu’s ink supply systems and chamber doctor bladesautomatically supply ink and coating media to the press, enabling clean, consistent print results, with improved uptime, reduced waste, faster printing speeds and minimal manual input, according to the company.