One Solution S.A. Brings Strong Experience to Inkjet Market
By David Savastano
Visitors to this year’s drupa could not help but notice the impressive gains being made by inkjet technologies. Throughout the 18 halls, companies large and small, new and old, showcased their strengths to customers.
One Solution S.A., a Belgium-based inkjet company that specializes in UV-curable, solvent-based and eco-solvent inkjet ink and printing systems, used drupa 2008 as an opportunity to introduce itself to the market and exhibit their capabilities. Formed in April 2007, One Solution S.A. caters to the wide format and super wide format digital printer, offering high-end products and professional service at attractive prices which allow customers to achieve the best ROI has certainly already proven itself.
For a new company, having experienced leadership is essential, and One Solution S.A.’s executive team has an impressive background in inkjet,primarily with NUR and Scitex. Managing director Charles Poot-Baudier was with NUR Europe for more than six years, including the last four years as CFO of NUR Europe Middle East & Africa. Service director Wolfgang Froning spent two years as vice president service in NUR Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as 13 years in Scitex Ltd. and later on with Creo Scitex.
In addition, Panos Bartziokas, European sales director, spent three years in NUR Europe’s sales department. Technical director Jan Vandegaer was with NUR Europe for seven years, acting as a product manager for the past three years. Giovanni Bosi, technical specialist, served for four years as a senior field engineer in NUR Europe servicing the super wide format printers of the Italian and European customers, and prior to that, spent 14 years in Scitex Ltd. Stephanie Duvivier, marketing director, served in NUR Europe for five years, including three years as a business manager of the service and consumables department and one year as a marketing manager.
“We are quite experienced in the market, coming from NUR and Scitex,” Ms. Duvivier said. “We are adding more people; we have a nice small organization.
“We formed last year, starting with UV inks and service,” Ms. Duvivier added. “Our inks are doing very well. They are high quality. The main plan was to come to the market with a new printer, and keep our contacts as well as build our reputation with our service.”
One Solution S.A. is investing a lot of its efforts and resources in R&D for UV curable inks as well inkjet production printers. For One Solution S.A., the key was to enter the market through inks, then add a printer to its offering. The ink portion has been a success, and at drupa, the company showcased its Meital flatbed printer. One Solution S.A. announced the five first Meital 3000-10 installations at Gescom, Gardners, Gruppo Masserdotti, Dereumaux and Stiefel, starting in August 2008.
Its emphasis on high-quality UV inkjet inks has drawn notice among OEMs, and One Solution S.A. is working closely with digital printer OEMs.
One Solution also prides itself on its support, with its technical team made up of experienced service engineers located in different countries in Europe. To provide stronger service to the market, One Solution has signed distribution agreements withGIFTEC, headquartered in Moscow, Litho Supplies PLCin UK and Ireland and DGVision in Italy.
Ms. Duvivier said that the decision to emphasize UV inkjet is a reflection of the potential that UV has in the market.
“UV is both current and the future; solvent is old technology,” she said. “The customer wants the full package. I think we are the first to offer complete solutions and service.”
All in all, drupa 2008 gave One Solution S.A. the perfect opportunity to meet with customers and show them all their company has to offer.
“We are a bit unknown, and the name of our company is not known yet,” Ms. Duvivier said. “However, we are known within the market due to our experience.”
One Solution S.A.
Bd de l’Europe 145
B-1301 Wavre, Belgium
Tel: +32 10 40 06 09
Fax: +32 10 40 15 09 www.auniquepartner.com
Specialties: Wide format and superwide format inkjet inks and systems