22-12-2017 – As the new year is quickly approaching, we hereby take the time to reflect on 2017 and look forward to 2018.
For DG press ServiceS, the year 2017 was very successful. This is mainly due to our valued customers, our passionate crew, a supportive partner network and the growing market with a positive forecast. Our observation is that we see a clear growth in professionalism of the printing market in general. In cooperation with our partners we will anticipate on this.
Besides the growth of the market for flexible packaging, we also see a significant growth in other segments such as security print and paper printing. To keep up with the growing market we have expanded our service department to ensure the highest level of service for all of our clients. This has resulted in a company growth to 45 fulltime FTE. Over the last year we have provided 400+ customers with spares, extensions and service visits. We did several machine- and operation assessments for various customers. Besides, we have upgraded numerous VSOP and vision presses and we have delivered more used- or refurbished presses (Vison and VSOP) to our customers worldwide.
We are the experts in the field of web offset printing on flexibles, and this is recognized by our partner Contiweb. This strategic partnership has led to specifying, building and commissioning various Thallo machines for a number of high profile customers. These customers operate in the paper, security print and flexible packaging market segments. Our order portfolio for new presses in 2018 currently consists of 2 Thallos, (1 x 1050 width 7-color , 1x 850 width) and a 9-color Vison for a well-known security printer.
2017 was a great year for us, and we look at 2018 with much confidence. We shall keep improving our level of service, and will continue to provide our valued clients with spares, upgrades and used presses (Gazelle, Vision, VSOP ). In cooperation with Contiweb we will continue to show our expertise in flexible packaging with the Thallo machine; a real game changer for printing on flexible materials. Additionally, our Vision machines have been upgraded with the latest technology to be highly competitive in other market segments. Thus, we will keep providing our clients with the best solutions for their plans in the printing industry.