(03/08/2013 / nho)

ContiTech and Max Daetwyler Corp. enter strategic partnership for USA

The Conti Laserline series of flexo printing forms continues on a successful course after its introduction at the Drupa 2012. For several months already, flexo printing customers in the US have been served by the Max Daetwyler Corporation USA (MDC).

ContiTech Elastomer Coatings has now extended the distribution partnership with MDC USA and sealed an exclusive distribution agreement.


“MDC provides an excellent base for our Conti Laserline flexo printing forms, because they already have a long-established presence supplying pressroom products for flexo and gravure,” said Dr. Thomas Perkovic, Head of the Printing Blankets Department at ContiTech Elastomer Coatings. “The Max Daetwyler Corporation USA has strong customer focus, first-class technical service and excellent distribution logistics. This all contributes to provide long-term customer benefits and satisfaction.” The aim is to systematically increase market share of Laserline DLE (Direct Laser Engraving) flexo printing forms.

DLE flexo printing forms span a wide range of flexo applications for customers in North America: the Conti Laserline CSX and CSC (with integrated compressible layer) for printing flexible packaging and labels; the Conti Laserline CCX for direct printing on corrugated board and the CSL coating plate with a “peel-off” layer.

Marty Cansler, the National Sales Manager of Daetwyler USA stands ready with his team of printing professionals, who are all geared to support flexo customers in analyzing their printing problems, finding the root cause and determining the right solution. Located in Huntersville (North Carolina), the Daetwyler subsidiary in the USA maintains not only production facilities for their own core business, but also a demo center for the pressroom products which they also supply.

"It's a nice fit and we are very excited and extremely confident that this partnership will provide the right kind of service to our customers,” commented Armin Senne, Business Manager for Conti Laserline flexo printing forms. “MDC is not only a major, but also a highly respected supplier for flexo and gravure solutions throughout the world. The focus on supplying quality products and service matches our philosophy exactly. In the near future, we will also be working towards expanding our sales activities to the important Mexican flexo market together with the Max Daetwyler subsidiary there."