Xeikon has signed a new dealership agreement with S&I Systems in Korea in an effort to support fast-growing packaging and label market opportunities identified in the country.
With immediate effect, S&I Systems will take on Xeikon’s full portfolio of products and gradually assume the full responsibility for local supply of services and supplies.
Bent Serritslev, Xeikon general manager for digital solutions in Asia, commented: ‘The Korean labels and packaging market is one of the fastest growing in Asia. To date we have successfully installed a large number of Xeikon dry toner based presses, predominantly in the label field and serviced the customer base direct from the HQ in Belgium with both services and consumables.
‘However, with the dynamics changing, we have decided to play a much more active role in in South Korea. To do that effectively we wanted to work with local expertise to supply quality services, readily available spare parts and consumables.’
He added that a more accessible presence in South Korea will make it easier for current and future customers to acquire and operate Xeikon digital presses.
‘We have found a strong partner with S&I Systems. It has a long and positive track record of servicing the Korean printing industry and jointly, Xeikon & S&I, expect to be a major digital player in South Korea.’
JK Yoon, CEO at S&I Systems, added: ‘We are delighted to represent Xeikon and we look forward to responsively servicing and supporting local operations as they focus on consistently delivering high quality results.’
Read an update on the label and package printing market in Korea in Labels & Labeling issue 1, 2019