Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Monday, August 29, 2011

RotoMetrics expands Flexible Die production in Asia-Pacific & names regional sales director

RotoMetrics, the narrow web industry’s leading rotary tooling manufacturer, announced the production of the industry-leading AccuFlex Flexible Die at its Melbourne, Australia facility.  The company also confirmed plans to manufacture the full range of Gerhardt-brand flexible dies including the state of the art laser-hardened 5* flexible die in Melbourne beginning September 1st.

AccuFlex Flexible Dies provide best-in-class performance when converting materials on thin film liners and other challenging materials.  The dies feature more acute blade angles, razor sharp/high precision cutting edges, extreme precision and total plate height tolerance of +/- .0001" (2.50 microns).  The 5* Flexible Die is laser hardened for increased durability and offers enhanced die life for a wide range of applications, including abrasive materials.

Michael Bryant, RotoMetrics’ CEO stated, “As the only domestic die tooling manufacturer in Australia and Thailand, we are making strategic investments in flexible die technology and expanded local manufacturing capacity to offer the full range of rotary solutions to our key customers in the fast-growing Asia Pacific region.”

RotoMetrics also announced the appointment of Shaun Pullen as Sales Director for the Asia-Pacific Market.  Mr. Pullen will be based in the company’s regional headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand and will direct sales offices in Australia, India and China as well as agent networks throughout South East Asia.  “With new flexible die and hot foil products now available with unbeatable lead times and local service and support, we are delighted to be adding resources to our team under Shaun’s leadership,” said Karen Moreland, RotoMetrics Vice President of Sales.

RotoMetrics, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a worldwide leader in precision rotary tooling for the printing and converting industries. The company supports customers from operations in 8 countries with Asia-Pacific headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand and major manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia and Thailand.