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SIDHOM Partnership with Apex

Apex International Announces Partnership with SIDHOM Printing Solutions in Egypt

Apex International is pleased to announce our new partnership with SIDHOM Printing Solutions, a well-established, Egypt-based printing solutions company.  Having represented Bobst, Komori, Kodak, Brancher and Konica Minolta among many others, the inclusion of Apex anilox and metering roll solutions is a natural fit with SIDHOM’s product portfolio.

“Founded more than 3 decades, Sidhom has been a fully dedicated family owned company serving the printing and packaging industry. I am personally grateful to our dedicated and loyal employees who have been the key to our success, and to our partners that have trusted us and believed in our capabilities.” stated Mr. Sherif Sidhom, CEO of SIDHOM Co. and a 25 year veteran of the printing and packaging industry.   “We are excited to start this cooperation with Apex and confident it will be a long-term, successful partnership.” he states.Visit SIDHOM Printing Solutions today for more information!

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BOBST Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE

Bobst Group reinforces it’s position in the converting industry by taking a majority stake in Nuova Gidue Srl

Mex, Switzerland, 13 May 2015 – Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova Gidue Srl, an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing presses, signed an agreement on 13th May 2015 by which Bobst Group acquires 65% of Nuova Gidue Srl, with the option to purchase the remaining shares.

The owner of Nuova Gidue Srl will remain in the company as CEO and shareholder. Both parties have agreed not to disclose any information concerning the conditions of the transaction.

Nuova Gidue Srl provides highly automated narrow and mid-web in-line flexographic and offset presses for the self-adhesive labels industry and short-run solutions for packaging converters. With the innovative technologies of Nuova Gidue Srl, BOBST will extend its already wide range of printing and converting solutions and the purchase confirms its strategy of expansion in the label industry.

Erik Bothorel, Head of BOBST Business Unit Web-fed and Member of the Group Executive Committee, said: “We want to grow in the label segment and establish our leadership in short-run packaging solutions. The innovative technologies of Nuova Gidue Srl in flexography and offset can be easily integrated into our existing product lines. BOBST today offers the widest range of printing and converting equipment for the packaging industry and confirms its commitment to innovation.”

In 2014 Nuova Gidue Srl received the Global Label Award for innovation and in May 2015 received the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) award for innovation. Its digital flexo technologies are a major breakthrough in flexography and Nuova Gidue Srl is also a driving force in the REVO Team for the introduction of the seven-color separation standard in packaging.

On selling the majority stake, Federico d’Annunzio, CEO of Nuova Gidue Srl, commented: “BOBST has a strong history and reputation, and a worldwide leadership position in the packaging market. We are proud to be part of a global organization and to bring in our established presence in the label market, as well as the recognized Nuova Gidue culture of innovation. Our partners, customers, suppliers and employees will take great advantage from the long term plans of Bobst Group.”

Bobst Group expects strong growth in the labels and packaging industries, and plans to build on the expertise and dedication of Nuova Gidue’s existing management and employees at its location in Florence (Italy). Erik Bothorel concludes: “We are impressed by the innovation, performance and product range of Nuova Gidue Srl, which enlarges the product portfolio of Bobst Group in the narrow and mid-web market. We believe it is the perfect match, at the perfect moment.”

About Bobst Group
Bobst Group is a worldwide leading supplier of equipment and services for printing, cutting, folding, and gluing, as well as other processes, linked to the manufacturing of packaging. In 2014, the Group employed more than 4 800 people and recorded a turnover of CHF 1.3 billion.

About Nuova Gidue Srl
Nuova Gidue Srl is an innovative supplier of narrow and mid-web printing presses, linked to the manufacturing of packaging. In 2014, Nuova Gidue Srl employed 60 people and recorded a turnover of EUR 31 million.

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