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Apex LIVE: global supplier brings latest Anilox insights to European printers

By Mandy Aarssee | Jan 11, 2023 3:36:53 AM

Hapert, the Netherlands — Apex International brings back the biggest, most-resourceful Anilox training seminar of Europe after 1 year.

In the winter of 2022, Apex Europe welcomed over 130 people in printing and packaging to their in-house auditorium for the industry favorite Apex LIVE Anilox seminar.


The overarching theme at Apex LIVE is knowledge sharing. As knowledgeable as we all are, we are living in busy times. Study material often ends up on our shelves after purchase. That's where Apex comes in. Instead of spending months figuring everything out on their own, printers and production employees learn everything they need to know about anilox rolls in 1 day.


"The seminar was designed to introduce the anilox roll and its role in the printing press. After the program, participants know which aspects influence the best printing result, how to handle the anilox rolls carefully and how to maintain them so they can confidently work with rolls." Edwin Spijkers shared, Area Sales Manager at Apex and host of the Dutch seminar. 


Arno Vonhaus, Technical Sales Manager and host of the German seminar, added, "All speakers during Apex LIVE are experts who work with rollers daily. Participants also meet market colleagues with whom they step into the world of the printing process and take a tour of the Apex Europe production, where Apex produces and reworks more than 12,000 anilox rolls annually!"


Over 130 printers joined the 2022 seminars, arriving from Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and Germany. The sessions were an excellent opportunity for the participants to learn more about anilox technology, the heart of every printing press, and how to get the most out of their anilox rolls. Be it from the Corrugated, Flexo Wide Web, Label, Coating, or Offset industry. Printers had the chance to ask questions and share their experiences, and participants left the seminar with a better understanding of anilox rollers.


When asked to share their experience, a participant from Oerlemans Plastics declared positively, ''An interesting day with a well-organised tour, fun educational lectures and networking!'' Participants from Smurfit Kappa all agreed, "As a printer, it is impossible to keep up with all the market know-how. That's why this event is so interesting; now I'm fully informed again! It's always good to be in such an expert environment, then the pieces start to fall, and you automatically get new insights."

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Apex Europe enters sponsorship deal with football Club FC Eindhoven

By Mandy Aarssee | Aug 19, 2022 9:36:20 AM

Hapert, the Netherlands — Apex International (Europe) officially confirmed sponsorship of Dutch Football club FC Eindhoven for the 2022/23 season.

The sponsorship has officially launched during the first home game of the season. FC Eindhoven hosted Willem II on Friday 12 August at their own Jan Louwers Stadium and won the game with 2-1.

Ruud van Cuijk, Managing Director at Apex Europe, expressed his excitement about the sponsorship, ''FC Eindhoven is just as innovative as Apex. But what makes us truly the perfect match is an ambition to grow and the strong connection to the local community that characterizes both parties.''

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Print & Pack strengthens Apex's business in Australia and New Zealand as official partner

By Mandy Aarssee | Jul 19, 2022 5:07:38 AM

Hapert, the Netherlands — Packaging solutions firm Print & Pack has been appointed as the official supplier of Apex International within the Australasia region.

Originated in 1980, Print & Pack has grown into an industrial service provider with an international distribution network. The partnership will provide the local market with Anilox innovations and solutions, including the Apex patented technology that reinvented ink transfer: GTT engraved Anilox rolls.

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Apex Europe appoints Printman as an authorized distributor in Romania

By Mandy Aarssee | Mar 28, 2022 4:56:18 AM

Hapert, the Netherlands — Leading Anilox and solutions provider Apex International announced that it welcomed Printman to its distributor network. 

Established in 2000 and headquartered in Otopeni, Printman has carved a successful path as a leading company in the Romanian printing industry. Printman offers a range of products and services focused on the entrepreneurial growth of the customer.

“We are delighted by this opportunity to be the sole authorized reseller for all Apex anilox rollers on the local market. This new partnership complements Printman's product portfolio of solutions and helps position us as the leading supplier for the Romanian Graphic Arts Industry”. Said Jozsef Bugar, Sales Manager.

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Apex welcomes new Technical Sales Manager Germany

By Mandy Aarssee | Mar 25, 2022 9:55:32 AM

Hapert, the Netherlands — With over two decades of experience in the Flexo Industry, Markus Franz has joined Apex Europe as Technical Sales Manager Germany. The appointment has been made due to the growing number of customers’ need for support and rise in anilox installations.

Markus will be assisting the growth of the Apex Anilox brand and connected solutions to educate and support our German customer base to achieve their most promising print results.

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FEFCO hosts Apex International at Copenhagen Technical Seminar

By Mandy Aarssee | Oct 1, 2021 1:00:00 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Apex International welcomes all FEFCO Technical Seminar attendees to visit Stand A-096 for news about Apex’s expanding corrugated industry innovations. From 20-22 October, 2021, Apex staff will be present at the Bella Center in Copenhagen to assist corrugated board manufacturers and printers in ways to #BuildBetterBoard.

FEFCO’s Technical Seminar theme this year is “Toward Intelligent Manufacturing” and includes an October 22 panel discussion on Smart Sustainability. Apex will be presenting at its stand corrugated-industry products which offer significant benefits to enterprises striving for “greener,” high-efficiency board manufacturing and printing methods.

“FEFCO 2021 will be the biggest live event for the corrugated industry held this year and will be a must-visit to keep up with market developments and innovations,’’ observes Joris Cabri, VP Sales Europe & Africa of Apex International.

With more than 1,000 visitors from over 40 countries expected to attend, the FEFCO show features a 3,500m2 exhibition area to showcase end-of-line solutions. FEFCO has had many successes using the technical seminar as a high-profile event to generate media buzz around corrugated packaging producers and suppliers of machinery, technology, and services.

“This trade show offers opportunities to engage in various machinery and technology trends that are on view. We look very much forward to meeting colleagues, partners and clients in person again,'' Cabri adds. The Apex International booth will be hosted by Joris Cabri, Jens Bjorn, and Remo Friebe.

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