Anilox roller manufacturer looks back on a successful year 2017
Zecher records order increase of 6%
2017 - a year full of changes as well as major advances at Zecher. Already in the first half of the year
the company reported on a significant growth in orders and was able to continue this trend over the last few months. Thanks to the continuous growth of Zecher, they are now able to look back on an increase in order volume of around 6% compared to the previous year. The Sales Manager of Zecher, Thomas Reinking reported: „With increasing internationalization always in view, in 2017 we opened up in new markets worldwide, welcomed partners in over 12 countries to our sales team and processed our existing markets even more effectively. Our new additions include China and the USA, in particular, with our new partner Daetwyler, the world’s leading manufacturer of doctor blades.”
To meet the increasing order volume as well as the growing demands of their customers, Zecher expanded their production capacities in the area of laser engraving. This included the installation of a new laser with all currently available hardware and software options, as well as upgrading two existing laser engraving systems to the latest technological level.
In addition, the own specifically developed SteppedHex engraving contributed to their success in 2017 - after its market launch in 2016, it further established itself as a cost-effective and powerful alternative to conventional hexagonal engraving. Zecher expects a steadily growing interest from various printing industries for this innovative engraving technology. Successful projects with a large number of big companies such as Heidelberger, Tresu or Christiansen Print underline the proven performance of the Zecher SteppedHex anilox rollers.
Furthermore, they also presented their Zecher Anilox Cleaner as an extension of the product portfolio for the first time at LabelExpo Europe 2017. „Our own clearly defined range of cleaning products is geared towards different application possibilities, to make the choice easy for the printer. With these product innovations we are reacting to the requests of many customers who want to set their Zecher anilox rollers up for a long life by using high-quality cleaning products. ”, says Sales Manager, Thomas Reinking.
For 2018, Zecher is striving for another increase in their order volume and will establish themselves in new markets with the aid of their increased sales partner network, as well as win customers in additional countries with their anilox roller solutions.
Zecher GmbH is an international manufacturer of chrome and ceramic anilox rollers. With continuous further developments and various innovations in the field of printing technology to its name, Zecher currently counts on about 70 years’ experience in the manufacture of anilox rollers. Zecher produces more than 12,000 engraved anilox rollers annually at its main plant in the German town of Paderborn. For more information visit www.zecher.com .