Rotocon represents EyeC inspection systems in South Africa

EyeC joins Rotocon at Propak Africa to kick-start partnership

Rotocon represents EyeC inspection systems in South Africa
Ralph Beier, sales director at EyeC (Left) and Michael Aengenvoort, chief executive officer at Rotocon group (Right)

Rotocon has been appointed as the exclusive EyeC distribution partner in South Africa for its range of innovative artwork and print inspection systems. EyeC joined Rotocon at Propak Africa held 8-11 March in Johannesburg came to meet the industry and showcased its ProofRunner Web in-line inspection system.

Founded in 2002 in Hamburg, Germany, EyeC is the market’s only supplier to ensure product quality throughout the entire printing process, from the first artwork file to the finished product. The product portfolio includes file-to-file comparison for artwork revision control and prepress applications, print-to-file inspection systems for press sample testing, and 100% print quality control.

Rotocon’s coverage for the South African printing market

Worldwide, there are over 2000 EyeC inspection systems used by pharmaceutical companies, printers, and manufacturers of luxury and branded consumer goods.

“Over the last 20 years, EyeC has built a reputation of providing reliable, high-quality inspection systems to help customers implement rigorous quality control processes and ensure compliance,” said Michael Aengenvoort, the company’s chief executive officer. “Their range of automated inspection systems will be of great benefit to South African printers throughout the entire cycle of their production process.”

Ralph Beier, sales director at EyeC, said, “We are very pleased to add Rotocon to our global distribution partner network. Their knowledge of the print industry and exemplary coverage of the South African market coupled with an experienced technical support team made appointing Rotocon as our partner an easy decision.”

The company now represents 15 industry brands with this appointment, including Cheshire Anilox Technology, Domino, DuPont, Erhardt+Leimer, Kocher+Beck, MPS, Pantec GS Systems Phoseon Technology, Rheintacho, Rosas Maschinenbau, Rotocontrol, Screen, UV Ray, and Wink.


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