DKSH expands market for SOMA’s flexo printing presses in Japan April 17, 2018


			
				DKSH expands market for SOMA’s flexo printing presses in Japan

DKSH and SOMA Engineering have signed an exclusive distribution agreement to provide sales and technical services for its center impression flexographic (flexo) printing presses in Japan.

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DKSH expands market for SOMA’s flexo printing presses in Japan

DKSH and SOMA Engineering have signed an exclusive distribution agreement to provide sales and technical services for its center impression flexographic (flexo) printing presses in Japan.

Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 2018 – DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies, and SOMA Engineering, a Czech manufacturer of printing presses, have signed an exclusive distribution contract to provide sales and technical services for its center impression (CI) flexographic printing presses.

 

DKSH has extensive experience in Japan for narrow-web, flexographic printing and related technical services. For SOMA, DKSH will now open the Japanese flexible packaging market with its wide-web flexographic printers. A special focus lies on the expansion into new segments, such as environmentally-friendly and water-based flexographic printing.

 

Founded more than 150 years ago in 1865 in Yokohama, DKSH today is a major contributor to businesses in Japan. The company is the country’s leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on consumer and luxury goods, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food ingredients as well as technology products.

 

Ladislav Verner, CEO and President of SOMA commented: "It is a great honor to work with a partner whom we can trust, while providing service support for our new and existing customers in the Japanese market, who are known for their strict requirements. We believe that DKSH Japan is an ideal partner for us as we launch our latest Optima Flexo Technology to provide unique and irreplaceable advantages to the printing companies and the wider market. We are also convinced that now is the best time for us to enter this partnership."

 

“We are very excited to have signed the agreement with SOMA for their business in Japan and we are honored to be able to introduce their flexographic presses to our customers. Furthermore, we believe that our partnership can contribute to the expansion of the flexographic printing market. With our experience and expertise in Market Expansion Services, we will help SOMA to build a successful business in Japan,” added Michael Loefflad, Representative Director and President, DKSH Japan.