Label press manufacturer Codimag has appointed three new agents Arets, Imagus and Lithomecanica to promote Aniflo technology in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans region.
Arets, which will represent Codimag in Czech Republic and Slovakia, supplies consumables for the printing industry since 1993, offering a comprehensive range of products from reputable manufacturers. Its approach is both technological and economic, but also ecological. In 20007 Arets started collaboration with Toyo inks, offering waterless offset and highly reactive LED UV inks as well as for flexographic printing. Since 2010, Arets is also cooperating with Toray, a manufacturer of printing plates for waterless offset.
Alexander Kuklovský, managing director of Arets Graphics, said: ‘The synergies between waterless offset plates represented by Toray and the use of unique technological solutions with Codimag machines, supported by our years of experience in printing technologies, will certainly be the advantage of this partnership. Perfect customer service is fundamental for our company, and it is a basic condition for our cooperation with future customers in this very promising segment.’
Imagus has been appointed an agent serving customers in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Albania. It is a family-owned company established in 1984 in Umag, Croatia, focused on supplying mainly flexographic and gravure printers. The company expanded the business by working with a wide range of suppliers such as 3M, Allstein, Coim Inks, DCM, DuPont, Edale, Esko, Tresu, ViaNord and many others.
‘We cover a wide geographic territory, and we are focusing on promoting and selling a wide variety of products with local support and local warehouses which enables faster reactions and delivery,’ commented Dino Miketek, CEO of Imagus. ‘Since our branch of business is so narrowly specialized, we in Imagus try to help our customers in every possible aspect, so beside supplying them with majority of consumables and machinery, we also offer a technical support, whether it is a check-up or service of machines, solving problems or consultancy.
‘We are constantly educating our employees, following new trends and innovations, and visiting all relevant fairs to always be up to date with the packaging industry in general. We see the challenges and demands in label market and we recognized Codimag to be the key printing press manufacturer for small and mid runs, which has potential in our region, and we are looking forward to start with online demonstrations of Aniflo technology.’
Lithomecanica has been in the graphic arts business since 1964, with a long experience in offset, especially in pre-press and will be representing Codimag in Greece and Cyprus. In 1980 the company also introduced photopolymer plates into the Greek market, supplying plates and processing units. Lithomecanica represents some of the biggest manufacturers for all printing applications: offset, flexography, letterpress, gravure and screen printing.
Markos Chorianopoulos, sales manager at Lithomecanica, commented: ‘Our collaboration with Toray, for waterless offset plates was the initial reason for which we have decided to contact Codimag. Furthermore, its innovative Aniflo technology goes along with our philosophy which aims always in high technology products that cover the demanding requirements of the market. Our collaboration with Codimag will strengthen our presence in the market. We are very proud that we have become part of Codimag network, and we strongly believe in the fruitful collaboration of its members.’
‘We are very enthusiastic to engage new partnerships to expand on markets where we already have machines installed, but where we were not enough present until yet,’ said Benoit Demol, CEO of Codimag. ‘All these agents have in common to sell already brands that we are already partnering with. This clearly shows that the partnership strategy engaged over the last decades by Codimag with brands such as Toray or Recyl are more than just simple supplier and customer relationships.
‘We had very good feelings with the people we met, sharing the same long-term vision of business and company values, along with customer service. Their feedbacks are converging on a strong demand on the label and packaging market for offset: printing quality, productivity, versatility. And with Aniflo, we add the flexibility the digital.’