Apex North America forms strategic partnership with Agergaard Graphic Supplies
Apex North America has entered into an exclusive partnership with Germany’s Agergaard Graphic Supplies for doctor blades and end seals.
Agergaard develops, produces and delivers functional and reliable consumables for various graphic arts markets, including flexo and offset printing.
Apex is a global supplier of anilox, glue set and metering products, and print maintenance options. With five production facilities on four continents, a strong portfolio of clients in over 80 countries and a high-performance continuous improvement culture, Apex’s value proposition is founded on developing options to, ‘satisfy the complex challenges its customers face every day.’
The company states: ‘Our vision is to be the global leader in ink and metering solutions by addressing the needs of our customers in the corrugated, flexographic printing, offset and coating markets as well as the OEMs that serve them. This helps our customers operate their businesses more efficiently and profitably.’
It is expected that the combination of Apex’s expertise of anilox rolls with Agergaard’s end seals and doctor blade products will result in ‘even better support’ for customers and all of their printing needs in the North American market.
Dave McBeth, vice president of sales at Apex North America, commented: ‘In these times of fast technological progress, Agergaard provides state-of-the-art solutions that support Apex’s customers' productivity. The Agergaard solutions have been developed and enhanced in close cooperation with leading printing companies all over the world. This unique partnership will allow Apex technical teams to work with our customers to provide a total solution for ink metering high performance needs.’
Ole Agergaard, CEO of Agergaard Graphic Supplies, said: ‘It was important for us to find a partner which shares our values and visions. As family run companies, Apex and Agergaard both value a long-term partnership. Not only for Apex’s well-founded presence on the North American market, but also their technical competence has convinced us that Apex is the right partner for us. We very much look forward to this cooperation.’