AtéCé has opened a brand new international distribution center in The Netherlands in Alkmaar for forwarding and exporting graphic consumables. The new warehouse in the distribution center has more than 6,000 pallet spaces. The expansion was desperately needed to maintain stocks for customers at the required level. The new distribution center is the fourth location on the Boekelermeer business park in Alkmaar.
Our participation in the Labelexpo Europe in Brussels was very successful. This international trade fair focuses on the production of labels and packaging. These are important markets for AtéCé. Therefore was a lot of interest in our flexo and offset solutions, which we have in our product portfolio. In addition, we welcomed many relations who, as distributors, choose to collaborate with AtéCé because of our knowledge of the international graphics market and the quality of our products.
(from left to right) Ulrich Sause (Komori Europe), Bert Schelhaas (AtéCé), Eiji Kajita (Komori Europe) and Wim van Mastrigt (AtéCé)
During the Komori Open House, a strategic partnership between Komori Europe and AtéCé Graphic Products was announced. This partnership means that AtéCé will take care of the entire sourcing, distribution and production of the Komori K-Supply product portfolio within the EMEA region. AtéCé will also provide technical support and training to local Komori distributors and end users.
Bernard van Stegeren (left) en Srdjan Velinovic
A new fully automatic system for the production of PressClean washcloth rolls was recently installed in the Converting Center of AtéCé Graphic Products in Alkmaar. “This system is a tailor-made solution. It was developed especially for us, and in accordance with our own specifications. Human hands are no longer involved during the production process. That is definitely unique. With this investment, our production capacity has increased considerably. That was necessary, because our volume in washcloth rolls is growing year after year’, says Bernard van Stegeren, senior product manager.
“The Fogra certification for PressClean washcloth rolls has recently been renewed for a period of five years,” says Bernard van Stegeren, senior product manager. “The certification means that the washcloth rolls are approved for use on all brands of printing presses, including the offset presses of the German manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (KBA). The Fogra certification demonstrates that PressClean washcloth rolls, which we manufacture in our own Converting Center in Alkmaar, meet the requirements set by the independent testing institute.'
JWEI has expanded the range of fully automatic cutting plotters with a new model in the maximum sheet size 900 x 1200 mm. "This new JWEI 'B1+' cutting plotter is suitable for cutting, slitting, creasing and die-cutting of packaging, stickers, cards, door hangers from paper, cardboard and other media. Depending on the material, the new cutting plotter can process up to a thickness of 10 millimeters," says Bernard van Stegeren, senior product manager.
We have installed a new production line for the converting of underpacking paper and foil to size. “The maximum cutting size of the sheeter is 1,700 x 2,100 mm. That's unique. No other producer in Europe cut underpackaging material at this size”, says senior product manager Bernard van Stegeren. “With our new production facilities, we are able to cut and supply the right underpacking material for every offset printing press – plano or rotation.
AtéCé has set up a completely new ink mixing plant in Alkmaar. The largest in the Benelux. “With our new mixing facilities and our range of ink brands, we have a solution for everything. And if there isn’t one, we look for it and find it. Because within our company there is an enormous amount of ink knowledge and practical experience,' says Tom Kerssens, Technical Director & Key Account Manager Pressroom for the Benelux.
'The Future in Flexo' is the exhibition theme of AtéCé during the Labelexpo Europe, which will be held in Brussels Expo from 11 to 14 September 2023. This trade fair focuses on the production of labels and packaging. Packaging printing and label industry are important markets for AtéCé. We have everything in-house for this, a complete range of flexo solutions as well as professional knowledge and practical experience. Meet the 'The New Future in Flexo' at AtéCé booth 4D63.
Beijersbergen & Partners, member of the AtéCé Group, is moving to the AtéCé locations in Uitgeest and Alkmaar (Netherlands). The ink mixing plant and the laboratory will be housed in a new modern professional production location to be set up. This location will be expanded immediately. Another new automated ink dispenser is being installed. Through this expansion of the mixing capacity, Beijersbergen and AtéCé are able to mix offset inks for conventional, UV and food packaging compliant (Low Migration) applications and also mix UV Flexo inks, which are only food packaging compliant.
AtéCé acquires Beijersbergen & Partners. Both companies have many similarities when it comes to supplying high-quality consumables for the graphics industry. "AtéCé and Beijersbergen are going to join forces and complement each other more than excellently," says Bert Schelhaas.
Maria Kondrashova is the newest member of the AtéCé export team. She is born in Russia and lives in the Netherlands for two years now. In addition to her mother language Russian, she is fluent in English and is improving her Dutch fast. Maria previously worked for different graphic companies in Russia and has many years of experience in the printing industry. Within the team she mainly has customer contacts with AtéCé dealers in Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS countries.
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