“Epple’s move towards internationalization has increased our presence on the markets. We present our high quality printing inks there, strengthen relationships with our local sales partners and experience customer requirements first hand. Regional trade fairs are the ideal platform for this practical customer proximity,” said Wilfried Bauder, head of international sales at Epple.
The prevalent industry trends are trans-regional: the requirements are for sustainable packaging printing solutions, and great interest is also shown in further developed conventional and UV ink series. New methods in the food sector are in demand, like the migration harmless BoFood ink system with BoFood Organic for inner side packaging printing.
“When a product like BoFood Organic is awarded the German Packaging Prize and the World Star Packaging Award, it attracts a lot of attention internationally, because creativity, quality and safety are highly valued in packaging printing by the printing houses and print buyers,” said Helmut Fröhlich, product manager, packaging at Epple. “The combination of technical specialist competence from the headquarters and the regional market know-how of the sales partners has proven itself to perfection.”
Gulf Print & Pack 2019 in Dubai (April 15-18, 2019) is the largest trade fair in the MENA region for advertising and packaging printing. Fröhlich and Anil Kumar were on site. Kumar is the managing director of Epple’s sales partner, Bab Al Rayan Inks & Printing. Great interest was shown among the visitors from the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia, Quermia Graphics, Epple’s Belgian sales partner, supports printing houses in the Benelux region, who have been the pioneer users of the new PURe ink from Epple. This low odor ink system without any hazardous labeling is based on renewable raw materials and is being introduced to an ever-growing number of markets.
Epple received the visiting packaging experts at Packaging Innovations in Warsaw (April 2-3, 2019) together with their Polish sales partner, Grafikus. Technical engineer Jaroslaw Wozny from Neusäß, and Ernest Kulaj, head of the offset print department at Grafikus, provided guests with consultation.
At the Print Packaging Days in Budapest (April 9-11, 2019), Epple welcomed the customers to the stand shared with its sales partner, manroland Magyarország. Knowledge concerning printing presses and printing was on offer from Dario Milovic, technical engineer at Epple, and György Kelemen, managing director of manroland Hungary. Balázs Mohor, supplies sales manager at manroland in Hungary, provided information on Epple solutions for special customer requirements.