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Rotoflex has moved full production of new slitter rewinders and die-cutting machines, formerly managed at the Mark Andy headquarters near St Louis, Missouri, to Toronto, Canada.
Last year, Rotoflex's Canadian regional office moved to a larger, 18,000 sq ft showroom and technology centre near Toronto. Continued sales growth over several years of Rotoflex's off-line finishing systems, including the newly launched HSI, Vericut3 and Security Series, led to this expansion of the Canadian facility.
Live machine demonstrations, retrofits and rebuilds, engineering development, and technical support and services are now all accessible from the Rotoflex Canadian facility. The Mark Andy Poland and UK regional demonstration facilities also showcase Rotoflex equipment, with worldwide representation available through local sales and distribution offices.
Rotoflex vice president Kevin Gourlay explained: ‘The Rotoflex brand continues to be strongly focused on design and providing advanced solutions to respond to our customers' business. With many legacy design experts and technical specialists in Toronto, having our Canadian facility fully operational with manufacturing was a logical move.
‘Rotoflex is now well-positioned for future growth.’
The manufacturing capacity at Mark Andy resulting from the move will accommodate the company's growth in the digital market, supporting demand for its growing digital hybrid portfolio including the production-level Digital Series, entry-level Digital One and the Digital Plus program, which offers digital retrofits to existing flexo platforms. Read more about Mark Andy's progress with Digital One in L&L issue 2, 2017, and here.