Xsys rotec sleeves and adapters grow its presence in North America

The strategy is to lead in the market by strengthening the sleeves business

Xsys rotec sleeves and adapters grow its presence in North America
Patrick Luedecke, general manager Sleeves Global at Xsys Photo: Xsys

Xsys has implemented a strategic investment program to enhance customer support in North America. This planned growth includes expanding the rotec facilities in Asheville, North Carolina, which offers highly competitive and reliable lead times for sleeves and adapters produced on site.

By investing in new purpose-built offices, complemented by a new site entrance and enhanced parking facilities, Xsys is demonstrating its commitment to the future after the change in ownership.

“Our strategy to grow the Xsys sleeves business is gaining traction, and we have now embarked on the next phase to strengthen our rotec sleeves and adapters business to extend our lead in the market,” said Patrick Luedecke, general manager of Sleeves Global. “As a specialized solutions provider for the packaging industry, we have always strived to adapt to changing market conditions and enable our customers to overcome any obstacles.”

Xsys rotec sleeves and adapters offer a special rush program

The current market challenges caused by the global pandemic have greatly extended lead times from Europe, meaning some manufacturers are struggling to supply their customers. With full manufacturing capabilities on the ground in the US, Xsys rotec sleeves and adapters continue to offer highly competitive and reliable delivery of high-quality products from its full rotec range without disruption. 

Xsys offset rotec sleeve Photo: Xsys
Xsys offset rotec sleeve    Photo: Xsys

Having installed new equipment to produce rotec offset sleeves in the US, the Asheville plant now manufactures the complete portfolio of rotec sleeves and adapters for narrow, mid, and wide web flexo and offset printing presses. The sleeves and adapters are manufactured according to the specified wall thickness, length, and upgrade options.

Moreover, for customers demanding even faster delivery times, Xsys rotec sleeves and adapters offer a special rush program that considerably reduces lead times on the main product lines. While the standard lead time for rotec blue light sleeves is 15 days for a set of 10, the rush program reduces this to just six days. Rotec high-performance sleeves and rotec premium sleeves can be delivered in 18 days, reduced to 7-8 days on the rush program.

“We understand the unprecedented difficulties that converters are facing in the current climate, and we are implementing solutions across our business, not only here in the US, but globally, to help our customers succeed,” concludes Luedecke.


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