Prati has signed two new distribution agreements with Gematec Gerards-Technics and with Imp. Exp. Enric Pont S.L. Effective since January 1, 2008, the agreements cover Prati’s full range of rewinding, inspection, slittering, matrix stripping and overprinting machines.
Gematec, based in Monshau, Germany, distributes and services Prati machines for the German and Benelux markets. With a solid experience in manufacturing and servicing presses in the label market segment, Gematec has been working as sole German distributor of Prati products since January, under the new corporate branding of Gematec Gerards-Technics.
The agreement with Imp. Exp. Eric Pont S.L. includes the distribution and servicing of Prati’s full range of machines in Spain and Portugal. Enric Pont S.L is headquartered in Madrid and has an office in Barcelona. As distributor of flexo printing machines of well-known brands like Gidue, the company was awarded the title of best distributor of sold units for flexo presses in 2006 and in 2007. The company’s product range includes Newfoil Machines, hot stamping and embossing presses, and Surfscan and ACE printing aided systems.
The agreements are part of Prati’s marketing and sales strategy, aimed at expanding its distribution network in Europe. ‘The German and Benelux markets, as well as the Iberian region play an important role in Prati’s growing corporate objectives,’ said Chiara Prati, sales director at Prati. ‘We are convinced this year will bring new opportunities for Prati and the new distribution agreements will certainly help us achieve our long-term goals.’
Prati’s distribution now fully covers Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia and South Africa.