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Gallus takes on NZ label sales and service

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
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James Rodden touches base with the label machinery manufacturer’s customers in New Zealand following a decision from Swiss HQ to bring the sector into direct representation.

Ahead of next year’s launch of its DCS340 digital label press, the now-Heidelberg owned Gallus Australia is bringing its New Zealand market into line with a global strategy of serving customers directly. In an initial swing through the sector, Rodden, managing director of Gallus Australia, met with ten Gallus customers to reassure them of continuing support.

The move sees the end of a 20-year relationship with Converting Technology NZ. Rodden is keen to assure customers that the same level of attention and service will be ongoing after 1 January next year. From 1 January a new entity will be formed, Gallus Oceania and Heidelberg will be responsible for Gallus sales and service in the island nations of the South Pacific.

The move comes as Gallus reorientates itself into the digital age with the global relationship between, Heidelberg, Fujifilm and Gallus. At the Gallus Open House in Switzerland last month, the company announced the launch date of its new digital engine, the DCS340. Unexpectedly this is 12-months away at next year’s Labelexpo Brussels.

Rodden took some samples of the machine’s digital output to show customers what they can expect on his New Zealand itinerary. He reports that all were very impressed with the 8-colour, 1200 x1200 resolution output.

“I believe we are on winner here. The quality is very good, no white lines anywhere,” he said.

Rodden is no stranger to the NZ label converting industry. In recent times he has installed three Prati inspection systems into label converters there as part of Gallus Australia’s extended label industry portfolio.




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