Posts Tagged ‘Jet’

  • Rosebery move for Jet Technologies

    Jet Technologies is making the move to a new purpose-built site in Rosebery, located near Sydney Airport, Port Botany and other major infrastructure.

    The new facility is not only significantly larger than the company’s current premises, but has been built to best-practise standards that encourage greater collaboration and team work via dedicated open-plan pods and collaboration spaces, according to Jack Malki (pictured), Jet Technologies’ director.

    A purpose built ink-lab is located onsite with updated equipment and improved work flow. However the most important feature may be a new 400 SQM space specifically to be used for both demonstrations and training, he confirmed.

    According to Malki, the Rosebery premises will meld the company’s current two-storey offices into a single floor unit, which will provide a 40 per cent increase in floor space from the company’s current lodgings.

    “The single floor configuration, compared to the current two-floor office set-up from which we have operated at Mascot for the past four years will dramatically enhance internal efficiency,” said Malki.

    The move is planned for the third week of September.

  • Jet Technologies jets into Indonesia

    Jet Technologies is flying into new markets with an expansion into Indonesia, establishing a full-service branch in Jakarta.

    Announcing the move on 16 June, Jack Malki, Jet Technologies’ director, says that the company’s examination of the potentials within the Indonesian market has been in the pipeline for some time, but was only finalised after considerable research into a range of potential Asian markets.

    “The sophistication of the Indonesian printing, labelling and packaging segments, given the country’s wide-ranging FMCG [fast-moving consumer goods] manufacturing industry and the vast size of its market potential swayed us heavily in our decision,” says Malki.

    The Indonesian connection: (L-R) David Reece, Jet technologies sales director, Australia, Arman Mampuk, sales director, Indonesia, Yanuar Emilius, office manager, Indonesia, and Jack Malki, director of both Jet technologies Indonesia and Australia.

    The move into Indonesia coincides with the appointment of the first two local Indonesian executive positions: sales manager, Arman Mampuk, who has held sales positions with Cyber, the Indonesian agent for Ryobi for the past five years, and Yanuar Emilius, incoming office manager for the new subsidiary.

    Emilius comes with a logistics career in Europe and Indonesia, and includes a series of administrative responsibilities with Ferrostaal Indonesia.

    “These two newly created positions further strengthen the support that Jet Technologies is able to offer our clients throughout the region,” says Malki.

    The move to Indonesia follows a similar expansion into New Zealand the company underwent in 2010. Jet Technologies’ past Southeast Asian activities involve an association with Denmark’s Gerhardt International, with its subsequent takeover by Rotometrics in the US influencing Jet Technologies’ decision to establish a full service stand-alone branch in Indonesia.

  • Screen’s high-speed label press – Print21 PacPrint HotPick

    PacPrint hosed the world premier of the revamped commercial version of Screen’s label press, the Truepress Jet L350UV, with the Japanese press manufacturer’s top brass flying into Melbourne for the occasion.

    The new version of the UV press, markedly different to the drupa technology preview version, attracted a lot of interest and according to Peter Scott, Screen managing director, there is a sale in the offing. “People are very impressed when they see how fast the press can print and the quality that comes off it,” he said.

    Katsuhiko Aoki, president of Screen was presented with the Hot Pick by Nick Pond, Print21 deputy publisher.

    Katsuhiko Aoki, president of Screen’s Media & Precision Technology Company, was at PacPrint for two days to be present for the new look press’s unveiling.

    “We are honoured to have such senior Screen people here for PacPrint,” said Scott. “It is also an opportunity to acquire excellent technical knowledge on the label press for our local service team prior to its full release.”

    The company claims the Truepress Jet L350UV is the fastest digital label press available in the market, rated at over 16 square metres of label stock per minute on a 350mm web.

    The new production version of the press has been engineered as either a roll-to-roll press for near-line finishing, or with the ability to feature in-line finishing such as die-cutting, foiling, coating and embossing.

    The press  is also  been sold through Screen reseller Jet Technologies on stand number #1238.

  • Jet Technologies makes its first PacPrint13 sale

    Dragon Printing in Sydney is taking on a SCREEN PlateRite FX870II Flexo CtP system, with the new plate making system set to be installed immediately following the PacPrint13 trade show in Melbourne, where the machine will be on display at supplier Jet Technologies’ stand.

    The Mascot-based label and narrow web printer settled on the new PlateRite machine from local supplier, Jet Technologies, as part of its aim to bring its photopolymer plate-making duties in-house. The sale represents Jet Technologies’ first PacPrint13-related sale this year.

    Although the purchase of the machine has been completed, Dragon Printing will have to wait until after PacPrint13 is over to install the PlateRite unit, as Jet technologies will be featuring the machine at its PacPrint stand.

    While it waits for the machine to be installed, Dragon Print is getting its plates made on the device at Jet Technologies’ nearby technical centre.

    The PlateRite joins Dragon Printing’s Gallus ECS 340 label press, which was installed last year at the Sydney site. Paul McCullum (pictured), Dragon Printing director and co-owner, says the new installations are part of a move to improve the business’s quality and productivity.

    “We are moving up-market in both quality and productivity,” says McCullum, “the addition of the ECS 340 – our fifth Gallus – has increased both aspects but we needed to be in control of our platemaking. Jet Technologies’ sales director, David Reece, introduced us to the SCREEN FX870II; we ran tests with their photopolymer plates and could see that this was the way forward for us.

    “It is critical to get the photopolymer plates just right,” he says; “and with today’s shorter runs and more frequent plate changes, making them in-house considerably improves our service to customers.”

    Peter Scott, SCREEN managing director, says the PlateRite sale to Dragon Printing is reflective of a larger trend in CtP uptake from the offset market.

    “We are experiencing a surge in CtP sales for the offset market at the moment, so adding this Flexo installation through our channel partner Jet Technologies, is the icing on the cake,” says Scott. “SCREEN will provide local technical support and work with Jet Technologies to ensure maximum uptime.”

    For Jack Malki, Jet Technologies’ managing director, the sale of the PlateRite system to Dragon Printing can be considered as the company’s first official PacPrint13 sale, even though the trade show is still weeks away.

    “You could say this is PacPrint’s first exhibition sale – four weeks before opening, he says. “Dragon Printing has kindly agreed to our exhibiting their SCREEN FX870II at the show and we expect to gain more orders on this basis.”