Plan to expand into the labelling and packaging market

QI Press Controls acquires Intro International

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Menno Jansen, director, QIPC

Like QIPC, Intro International is responsible for developing and supplying optical measuring and control systems to the print industry. However, the German-based family business has a greater focus on narrow web presses and digital printing, as opposed to QIPC, which has hitherto concentrated on web offset printing presses. “Our aim is to expand into digital printing and the labelling and packaging market,” explains Menno Jansen, one of the two directors at QIPC.

“Their optical measurement systems are a perfect match for our own products. By furthering the development of their products through our own extensive R&D team, we can bring about greater synergy.” Intro International’s products will now be traded under the QIPC-Intro name.

 

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