UK-based developer of anilox rollers, sleeves and cylinder Sandon Global has signed a distribution agreement with GMS Pacific providing printing consumables, tooling, and equipment to printers in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sandon has been visiting customers in Australia and in recent weeks to demonstrate the quality of its products, which it expects to have an immediate impact on the Australasian flexographic market.
Andrew McNamara, managing director of GMS Pacific, said the agreement will ensure that local label and packaging manufacturers “can access the type of quality anilox equipment that they need and deserve”.
“Sandon’s well-earned reputation for quality and service is clearly evident in everything it does, every cylinder it manufactures,” McNamara said.
“We have always looked for quality products supported by a company that invests in its products and drives innovation to create the best value and opportunity for its customers.
“We researched the market and felt there was a lot of ‘me too’ products that are good but not really focused and looking to drive their future. We were introduced to Sandon Global through an industry contact, who indicated the company might be looking for new representation in Australia. Both organisations share similar values, so it is a really good fit.”
Jake Roberts, sales director at Sandon Global, said, “Sandon Global is proud to partner with GMS Pacific. Both our companies are committed to setting the standard in our industry, from customer service through to the delivery of quality products that meet the needs of our customers.
“We know that Australian labels and packaging producers expect a high standard from the machinery. The Australian market continues to grow, and we believe that we can support that growth by partnering with GMS Pacific, which represents a significant number of market-leading brands. Together, we can help our Australian customers get value for money, better production quality and longer duration from their anilox.”
Sandon, founded in 2004, is currently exporting its products to 67 countries worldwide. Its products are available through GMS Pacific in Australia and Reproflex3 in New Zealand.