GTV Label Master has invested in South Africa’s first Rotocon EcoLine RFP 340 flexo press and EcoLine Pro Mount plate mounter.

The newly installed press features Yaskawa’s latest servo drive and control system, while each printing unit is driven by a separate servo motor. These units are designed for optimal ink transfer and pressure adjustment to guarantee crisp-dot printing in high line counts, text, linework, solids...

2020 in review: Africa

Earlier this year, an article published in L&L entitled ‘Their finest hour’ described the sterling efforts of South Africa’s packaging converters to manage demand – particularly for essential food and pharmaceutical packaging – under almost war-like conditions.

But it’s not only...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions has appointed Dirk Schimmack as sales distribution director, EMEA.

Schimmack worked in a regional sales director role at Flint Group. He has over 17 years in the graphics supply chain with significant experience in flexographic printing plates and workflows and international distributor management.

With this appointment, the company has added a strategic...

ePac Flexible Packaging has expanded into Africa with its first production plant in Ghana

ePac Ghana will be a collaborative venture with ePac Holdings managed by Victor Sosah, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with extensive experience in flexible packaging. 

‘We are fortunate to have a partner in Ghana with all the qualifications we look for when opening a new ePac location. Victor...

Rosas Maschinenbau has appointed Rotocon as its new distributor in South Africa

Rosas Maschinenbau offers a wide range of customized high-performance tabletop rewinder and inspection machines, starting from Cheetah 500 tabletop rewinder to Hippo directional rewinder for printing Braille codes on labels and booklets. 

Under the agreement, all Rosas Maschinenbau...

Acme Graphics has invested in a Kodak Flexcel NX system to enable consolidated color management

In April 2020, the company opened a new flexo trade shop branch in Cape Town. With national lockdown restrictions enforced across South Africa, it was vital for to have operations up and running, having been recognized as an essential supplier to the industry. As a key part of its new operation...

Rotocon has achieved the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its regional manufacturing facility in Johannesburg, South Africa

BLG International has invested in a custom-built Lemorau MICR3 high-speed finishing machine for its production plant in Senegal

‘The machine was ready for production just 24 hours after unpacking, which is an astonishing result. Most of the time was used to train the operators properly to avoid future problems,’ said Aleix Mas, general manager at BLG International. ‘Lemorau is the perfect partner for BLG. It is also a...

Rotocon has expanded its brand with the official registration of its subsidiary Rotocon Asia, which will distribute and support the entire Ecoline range of finishing equipment throughout the continent

Established in 2008 in South Africa, Rotocon is a family-owned business led by German-born Michael Aengenvoort and his sons, Pascal and Patrick providing printing equipment to the South African narrow web industry.

In 2018, Rotocon established its European subsidiary to represent the...

DuPont de Nemours has appointed Rotocon as its new distributor to represent the Cyrel brand of flexo plates and equipment in South Africa

The product suite is already available through Rotocon’s headquarters in Cape Town, and branch offices in Johannesburg and Durban.

Rotocon will advise customers on the optimum type of Cyrel plates, offer financing, and provide local service technicians for installation, operator training...

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