Strong Sales for Mark Andy in Australia
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Mark Andy Inc. (www.markandy.com) reports a recent surge of machine orders in Australia. With support from its veteran distributor Aldus Engineering Pty. Ltd. (www.aldus.com.au), the company has taken orders for Comco and Mark Andy printing presses and Rotoflex finishing solutions.
Of the several Mark Andy equipment orders, the most notable are two Performance Series P7 presses, the newest technology introduced at Labelexpo Europe 2009. Both P7 presses are 8-color versions equipped with GEW UV curing systems and Harper ceramic anilox rolls.
Ian Guanaria, general manager of Aldus says, “These days changeover times and low wastage is the name of the game. Runs are getting smaller so printers can’t afford to waste material or even ink. This product is well suited for any narrow-web printer whether they be flexible packaging, label, or tag printers.”
An order for a Comco C1 press was also taken. The 22-inch (560 mm), 8-color C1 is a water-based press with final UV, diecutter, and lamination system. This will be the first press of its kind installed in Australia and will handle rigid packaging for an Australian converter.
Finally, there have been four Rotoflex machines sold into the region, including multiple VSI machines, one of which is currently on display in the Aldus Demonstration Centre in Melbourne.
“The support of Aldus has played a significant role in our success in the region,” states Mike Russell, international sales manager, Mark Andy. “Their contribution of superior customer support for all our brands is a key component to our successful installed base of more than 250 machines.”