Print & Pack takes over all Bobst agencies including webfed
Print & Pack is now the sole supplier of all Bobst print, packaging, and converting solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
The move effectively means Print & Pack is the extended arm of Bobst, virtually a Bobst Australia. Bobst is well known as the leading developer in a host of solutions, supplying into the labels, folding carton, flexible packaging, and corrugated board sectors.
Print & Pack will also continue to supply and support its existing equipment, which in the commercial and packaging print sector includes Komori sheetfed offset presses, and finishing equipment from Lamina, Heiber-Schroeder, HHS, Osako, MBO, and Herzog + Heymann, plus a host of other equipment and consumables for various industries.
Bobst made its name with its autoplaten die-cutting systems manufactured at headquarters in Switzerland, and is now also the world’s largest combined supplier of machinery and services to the packaging printing and converting industry including a range of narrow, mid and large format flexo and gravure presses, flatbed and rotary die-cutters, folder-gluers, and coating and laminating lines, with many other products in its portfolio.
These include the digital Mouvent label technology, seen at Labelexpo in Brussels, which can run as a stand alone press, or be incorporated as part of a hybrid print solution. Bobst established this company with a group of digital pioneers.
Carsten Wendler, managing director of Print & Pack said, “It will be beneficial to the market to have all Bobst technologies sold and serviced by one company, whereas there were three previously. Services and parts supply will be streamlined with direct SAP connection of Print & Pack to the host in Europe.
"Bobst has a reputation for both quality and innovation; that is certainly the experience of customers in Australia and New Zealand, and there is more to come in the future. At this point in time, our focus is to integrate the webfed activities into the local organisation.
“The team here at Print & Pack is looking forward to working with print, packaging and converting businesses to bring them the full gamut of Bobst technologies from its extended portfolio.”
Bobst approached Print & Pack last year with the request to consolidate all its business activities through the one local distributor.
The new deal with Bobst comes just three and half years after Wendler re-established Print & Pack as an independent entity, buying it from trading giant Ferrostaal in November 2016, where he had been managing director for the previous three years.
Print & Pack has around 25 staff servicing a range of products at sites across Australia and New Zealand. Wendler himself will celebrate 25 years in the local industry next year, and more than 30 years in this field.