Hilton van Rensburg (VR Print) and Michael Aengenvoort (Rotocon) with the Rotocon Ecoline RDF 330 digital label converting and finishing machine

Not only representing major press OEMs, such as MPS and Screen, Rotocon also represents a raft of overseas suppliers of printing and converting ancillaries, including RotoControl, with which it shares a family connection: heading up the team in South Africa is Michael Aengenvoort, assisted by...

Uwe Bögl with operator Anda Boyta. Bögl describes the DCM ATN Sleeve3 as a ‘gamechanger’ – particularly for the production of shrink sleeves for the cosmetics market

But the good news, admits MD Uwe Bögl, is somewhat tempered by the fact that 2019 proved disappointing. 

‘We ended 2018 on a high note,’ he remarks. ‘We saw a significant leap in sales volumes, and had a feeling of excitement engendered by last year’s election of Cyril Ramaphosa as...

A tough business climate is countered by evidence of ongoing technology investments and a focus on innovation. Gill Loubser reports.

Privileged as your correspondent is to live at Africa’s southernmost tip among the vineyards in Cape Town’s Constantia valley, it’s sometimes difficult to comprehend the gloom that covers much of South Africa – indeed the entire African continent. However, it’s a sad fact that, despite Cape Town...

Avery Dennison launches matrix recycling program in India

Until now, matrix waste had no viable use and it was primarily going in landfills or disposed-off using non-environment friendly ways. With the new program now, it gets collected from printers’ factories by waste management company that the material manufacturer has signed up with, and recycled...

Huhtamaki completes acquisition in South Africa

The annual net sales of the acquired business is approximately EUR 40 million and it employs altogether approximately 460 people.

The business was acquired for an enterprise value of EUR 58 million. The deal was paid partly in cash and partly in shares, as the sellers of Everest entered...

2020 predictions - Leading industry experts look at the key challenges

Andy Thomas-Emans, Labels & Labeling; Mike Fairley, Labels & Labeling; Bob Cronin, The Open Approach; ...

GM sold a DC350 digital converting line and a SR350 inspection slitter rewinder to UK converter CS Labels

Domino sold a 7-color N610i inkjet label press to Label-Pack. The press will be delivered directly to the Belgian-based label converter after the show. The deal represents Label-Pak’s first step into inkjet printing.

Erhardt+Leimer sold 15 of its new...

L-R: Tom Cavalco, Gourav Roy and Ian Pollock

The new organization, which will be based in Dubai, is to be headed by Gourav Roy, managing director of FIG. He said: ‘Mark Andy and Rotoflex have long been established brands in the MEA region, and with their latest range of leading-edge flexo and digital technology that suit every budget and...

SPG has sold two variLex 8130M CtP imagers with in-line UV into Africa and Middle East through its representative, Vinsak.

Manipal International Printing Press from Kenya and Reprotronics Dubai confirmed the purchase on the second day at Labelexpo Europe. 

Pritam Choudhary, managing director, Manipal Africa, said: ‘We are in the process of expansion and was looking for suitable pre-press for our operations....

CSM Machine Sales and First Impression Labels pose for a photo with the new FA-Line press in Durban, South Africa.

Negotiations with First Impression, a part of the the Hirt & Carter Group, started in September 2018 when they reached out to CSM in need of assistance with moving and re-installing both Nilpeter and other auxiliary equipment. Furthermore, these talks also included and resulted in the...

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