SisTrade P4All
The I&C and SisTrade stand at Print4All in Milan from 3 to 6 May 2022 Photo SisTrade

With its Italian partner I&C, the Portugal headquartered SisTrade took part as an exhibitor at Print4All in Milan, Italy from 3 to 6 May 2022. Essentially a software company with strong ERP solutions it has a full range of software solutions and development across industry. A supplier of a verticalized system for the packaging, flexible packaging and label industry, it was there to strengthen its position and brand recognition in the market.

The company has a strong software suite for the label industry that looks at the entire production process including materials, printing, and die-cutting. Its production software is integrated with management ERP systems. Visitors to show had the opportunity to get to know the latest release and a new generation of Sistrade software for the printing industry, which can play an important role in smart factories, contributing to better automation and greater productivity, efficiency and quality in the operations of a company.

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According to Natacha Santos, Country manager for Italy, “Print4All was a fair with good results, with many participants and visitors. Even though it did not reach the pre-pandemic numbers, it showed that the sector wants to react to all the obstacles and constraints we are still experiencing today. The success of this fair was confirmed by the visits of potential customers, who were very curious about the solutions presented by us. We concluded that Italy is a market with great potential for SisTrade.”

SisTrade continues, therefore, to bet on the promotion of its software in important trade fairs, a strategy that has provided positive results over the years. The company which is fairly well represented across Europe is also present in Thailand in Asia and on other continents. The company will also be exhibiting at the Gulf Print & Pack show in Dubai from 24 to 26 May 2022.

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Naresh Khanna
Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy. Elected vice-president of the International Packaging Press Organization in May 2023.

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