Autobond appoints Apolo Sistemas Graficos as Brazilian distributor
Autobond has appointed local distributor Apolo Sistemas Graficos in response to growing demand from the Brazilian market for high quality laminating and spot UV machinery.
We’ve had our eye on Brazil for a while now,” says managing director John Gilmore. “With an increasing number of enquiries coming in from the Brazilian market we knew we had to find a local distributor. They play a very important role in providing customers with essential support and service so it was important for us to find the right partner to work with in Brazil.” Over the past 25 years Apolo Sistemas Graficos has been established as a leading distributor of offset and digital solutions to printing and packaging industries in Brazil. CEO Michel Guttmann Serwaczak had also recognised a gap in the market for laminating and spot UV technologies.
“Speaking to my customers I realised there was lack of professional solutions for laminating and spot UV varnishing in Brazil,” says Serwaczak. “Digital spot UV varnishing in particular offers great potential for trade finishers and commercial printers to add value to print. I asked a customer whether they could recommend any manufacturers and they said Autobond.” With a good reputation for outstanding build quality, innovative engineering and reliability Autobond has been manufacturing print finishing machinery for 35 years. The family-run company launched a digital inkjet spot UV machine in 2011 and at drupa 2012 Autobond debuted an inline 36 x 52 spot UV, the entry-level Micro 52 SD TP B2 laminator, the high productivity 120 m/min Mini 105 TPHS B1 laminator, and an offline 52 SUV spot UV inkjet machine.
“This alliance is the perfect fit,” concludes Gilmore. “As one of the big four growing markets Brazil is a country with great potential. Michel and I share the same ambition and the same vision for the Brazilian market. We envisage that by working together we can ensure customers have the best machinery, service and support available.”