DKSH and SOMA, a manufacturer of advanced machinery, printing and converting solutions for flexible packaging, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement covering its full range of products for Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and India.
In 2017, DKSH Business Unit Technology, a market expansion services provider for technology companies in Asia, entered into a partnership with SOMA, a manufacturer of printing and converting solutions for flexible packaging. The collaboration covers Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and India. DKSH will provide sales, marketing, application engineering and after-sales services for SOMA.
SOMA’s portfolio includes flexographic printing presses, slitter-rewinders, laminators, plate mounters and die-cutters. Its technology finds application in flexible packaging for food, non-food, labels, shrink sleeves, paper and paper board, and aluminum closures.
DKSH will introduce SOMA’s technology to industries such as in-house flexible packaging production, plastics film producers, printers and converters. Pavla Kusa, commercial director, SOMA said, “We are excited to expand our partnership with DKSH. The company has helped us successfully expand the market in Japan. With DKSH’s deep experiences in new market development and their strong commitment to joint projects, we believe they will be a solid and trustworthy partner for us in other markets, too.”
Hanno Elbraechter, head of Business Unit Technology, DKSH commented, “Flexographic printing method has recently gained increasing acceptance in Asia and shows high growth opportunities. We believe through our systematic market development approach and our local market expertise, we will substantially increase SOMA’s presence, business volume and market share.”