Grafikontrol, leader nella produzione di sistemi di controllo per la stampa, annuncia la nomina di due nuovi area manager nella propria organizzazione commerciale. Zeno Zonato è entrato in azienda ad inizio anno con il ruolo di area manager Nord America, Sud Africa e parte dell’Europa e Federica Draghi, entrata in azienda lo scorso anno, da maggio è diventata area manager costruttori.
Zeno Zonato ha maturato una solida esperienza nel settore converting per la sua attività dirigenziale presso Laem System e in Grafikontrol si occupa del mercato grafico e converting di tutto il Nord America (Stai Uniti, Canada e Messico), del Sud Africa, Turchia oltre a Benelux e parte Ovest dell’Italia. “Il mercato del Nord America è molto importante per noi”, afferma Zeno Zonato. “ Il mercato degli Stati Uniti è da consolidare, abbiamo molte installazioni da seguire e in molti casi da aggiornare con soluzioni di retrofit”.
Federica Draghi è la nuova area manager costruttori, un ruolo nuovo, che comporta la relazione con tutti i costruttori di macchine flessografiche e rotocalco e la gestione di tutte le tematiche relative all’integrazione dei sistemi Grafikontrol sulle rotative. Entrata in azienda un anno fa, fresca di laurea, come assistente di direzione, si è distinta per le sue capacità al punto da essere promossa area manager con questo ruolo delicato.
“La figura femminile in ruoli manageriali è una novità in casa Grafikontrol, così come lo è anche nel mercato in generale”, afferma Federica Draghi. “Io mi sento pronta a raccogliere la sfida di approcciare un settore nuovo, dove è importante consolidare il rapporto fiduciario col costruttore e trovare il giusto equilibrio nel collegamento tra costruttore e cliente finale”.
Milan, May 2018 – Grafikontrol, leader in manufacturing press controls for the graphic industry, will introduce the whole TQC-360° products family – at PRINT4ALL, Hall 18, stand C08-D07 in Milan from May 29 to June 1 – now enriched with two new components, LYNEX C/S and MATRIX C/S, dedicated to 100% inspection and statistics of coating, varnish, cold seal.
With the TQC-360° products line Grafikontrol strives to present itself as a global partner covering every aspect of the print production by offering products, applications, processes and services aimed at guaranteeing a defect-free printing.
360° Solutions for packaging
At PRINT4ALL all Grafikontrol’s TQC-360° systems of quality control and register control for rotogravure, flexo and offset sectors for packaging and labels will be live demonstrated, using two rotary simulators.
- MATRIX: the web viewing system is an area camera that moves across the web taking high quality snapshots of the whole running web. The 6 Mpixel camera resolution ensures fantastic quality and realistic colour reproduction. MATRIX can be loaded with multiple options such as statistical inspection, delta colour monitoring with ∆E, barcode verification, print repeat monitoring, UV coating visualization and transparent varnish inspection
- MATRIX C/S: it is the new matrix system for simultaneous display of the correct superimposition of the front print with glue or varnish applied on the opposite site (duplex register)
- LYNEX: it is a true 100% inspection system that can be used as a stand alone system or integrated with MATRIX. LYNEX can compare live printing with the PDF file that has been used to produce the printed plates or the gravure cylinders. That provides the operator with the ability to verify if the print matches with the original file
- LYNEX-S: it is a 100% print inspection system for gravure, flexo, offset, dedicated to narrow web and neutral film including all the LYNEX features
- LYNEX C/S: it has been designed to inspect the 100% of the web for coating, varnish or cold-seal on printed or base substrates
- CHROMALAB: in-line real spectrophotometer, to monitor the colour trend of all printed colours; the system provides real time measurement and trends of Spectral curves, Density, dot gain, L*a*b*, ∆E
- PROGREX: a combination of the functions of MATRIX and LYNEX to form a complete tool, that helps the user with each print phase on gravure flexographic and offset presses
- CR33-CR34: register controls for rotogravure and flexographic presses that ensures register stability among colours for the entire production and reduces waste
- PROCHECK: a unique and innovative system for a full defect traceability and removal from printed rolls.
Milano, October 6, 2017 – Grafikontrol, a leading control systems manufacturer for the printing industry, participated at the latest Labelexpo Europe, attracting great interest in its LYNEX-S 100% label-specific print inspection system, which was showcased on its stand as well as on Lombardi Converting Machinery’s and Omet’s stands.
Milan, March 2, 2017 – Grafikontrol has been a leader in the graphics sector for over forty years, always distinguishing itself by its commitment to the development of industrial control systems. All around the world in the publishing and converting markets, the company has seen a significant increase in turnover year over year, above all in the converting and packaging industry. This commercial growth has been married to its technological expertise, factors that together make it the industry leader.
Growth in 2016
The year 2016 ended positively for Grafikontrol, with an increase in turnover of 14% (10% in direct sales to end customers) compared to 2015. “This has been a year packed with trade fairs all around the world,” says Paolo De Grandis, Grafikontrol’s Sales Director and Partner. “In particular, we took part in two of the most important trade fairs, drupa and K. Though they took place within a few months of each other, we met our goals and then some, thanks to the many visitors to our stand.”
More specifically, Grafikontrol has increased sales on the Italian market for new orders of printing machine systems. “In addition, our strong growth has been accelerated by the retrofit sector, especially installations on already operational printing presses. In these situations, adding Grafikontrol’s control systems has shown customers how to increase the quality of finished products and improve the productivity of their existing machines. Many customers have invested in Grafikontrol’s technologies, including the Goglio Group, for one of its plants, and SITITALIA, where Grafikontrol’s control systems are used for the gravure facilities in Pesaro, and the flexographic plants in Padua.”
Milan, December 1, 2016 – The recent participation in Labelexpo Americas was an opportunity for Grafikontrol to verify its position in the US market. Having already operated in the market for 35 years through OEMs and agents, in 2015 Grafikontrol opened an office in the US to handle sales and technical support. Sales have focused primarily in the converting sector and are increasing: today, the US is the second biggest market for Grafikontrol, accounting for around 20% of its turnover.
Grafikontrol Sales Director and Partner Paolo De Grandis identifies the success factors which have led to a 10% year-on-year increase over the past two years: “Following the launch of the new TQC-360° product line, we concentrated on ensuring the continuous training of our technical support personnel, particularly by using a remote connection system and setting up a warehouse with a permanent stock of spare parts to ensure prompt service in case of emergency. This was a crucial factor that was highly appreciated by customers. The direct commercial presence was also an important factor as it conveyed the company’s dynamism and guaranteed its involvement in many industry events, including FTA and GAA (Gravure Association of the Americas), of which Grafikontrol is a member.”
New PROCHECK system for print defect traceability and new MATRIX and LYNEX inspection systems achieve success in packaging markets
Milan, June 29th, 2016 – Grafikontrol’s participation at drupa proved to be one of the most successful, with hundreds of visitors from all over the world. Grafikontrol showed its leadership by presenting a complete range of quality control systems centered on the TQC-360° platform. These products offer continuous and complete inspection throughout the printing and post-printing process. These solutions have been adopted by major industry manufacturers including UTECO, Lombardi Converting and Amut Dolci Bielloni who installed the Grafikontrol systems on their printing presses at drupa.
Visitors were particularly impressed with the PROCHECK system, the newest TQC-360° product presented at the show. “This innovative defect tracking system, which is currently patent pending, tracks the exact location of every defect detected during printing and lamination. This information is then sent to the slitting department and allows the operator to remove defects by automatically controlling the machine stoppage. Until now, it was the missing link in the total quality process,” comments Paolo De Grandis, sales director and business partner at Grafikontrol. Regarding the new philosophy adopted in the development of the TQC-360° products, De Grandis elaborated: “it’s a unique solution on the market and an indispensable aid which any efficient pressroom must have.”
Milan, March 16, 2016 – Grafikontrol, leader in manufacturing press controls for the graphic industry, will introduce the innovative platform TQC-360° at drupa 2016, Hall 15, Stand A11. With their Total Quality Control at 360° platform, Grafikontrol puts the emphasis on total quality and strives to present itself as a unique global partner covering every aspect of the business relationship with customers by offering products, applications, processes, services.
Grafikontrol delivers a range of products that work with any application in printing and post-printing. At the show, a number of quality control and register control systems will be on display for areas such as gravure (packaging and publishing), flexography and offset printing (packaging, commercial products and newspaper).
Milano, 5 agosto 2015 – Grafikontrol, leader nella produzione di sistemi di controllo per la stampa, parteciperà a Labelexpo, dal 29 settembre al 2 ottobre a Bruxelles, per presentare tutte le potenzialità del sistema LYNEX nel controllo qualità di stampa. Il sistema sarà presentato presso lo stand n. 6C24 di Advanced Machinery, che opera come agente di Grafikontrol per i mercati di Belgio e Olanda.
Oltre che sullo stand di Advanced Machinery, saremo presenti con dimostrazioni dal vivo di LYNEX sugli stand di Omet (n. 6C49/6C53) e di Lombardi Converting Machinery (n. 11C38), illustrando così tutte le funzionalità di LYNEX nelle varie configurazioni di stampa delle etichette.