Eede, the Netherlands, February 18 2019 – Label and packaging customers in Korea are to receive enhanced service and support following Xeikon’s new dealership agreement with South Korean partner S&I Systems Co Ltd.
With immediate effect S&I Systems Co Ltd will take on Xeikon’s full portfolio of products and gradually assume the full responsibility for local supply of services and supplies.
“The Korean labels and packaging market is one of the fastest growing in Asia,” states Bent Serritslev, Xeikon’s General Manager Asia, Digital Solutions. “To date we have successfully installed a large number of Xeikon dry toner based presses, predominantly in the label field and serviced the customer base direct from the HQ in Belgium with both services and consumables. However, with the dynamics changing, we have decided to play a much more active role in in South Korea. To do that effectively we wanted to work with local expertise to supply quality services, readily available spare parts and consumables.”
He adds that a more accessible presence in South Korea will make it easier for current and future customers to acquire and operate Xeikon digital presses.
“We have found a strong partner with S&I Systems Co Ltd,” he concludes. “It has a long and positive track record of servicing the Korean printing industry and jointly, Xeikon & S&I, expect to be a major digital player in South Korea.”
JK Yoon, S&I Systems Co Ltd CEO comments: “We are delighted to represent Xeikon and we look forward to responsively servicing and supporting local operations as they focus on consistently delivering high quality results.”
For information about Xeikon solutions for digital printing, visit www.xeikon.com.
ABOUT S&I SYSTEMS Co., LTD
S&I Systems Co., LTD, a leading solutions provider in the South Korean printing industry, was established in 1997.
S&I Systems Co., LTD sells BASYS print computer to conventional plate solutions with related consumables for the Korean commercial offset printing market. Also for the flexible packaging printing industry, S&I Systems Co., LTD supplies various solutions such as ALE (Applied Laser Engraving, UK) machines.
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise different imaging technologies, open workflow software and application-specific consumables.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new “Digital Printing Solutions” division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.