Apex International strengthens local service in the UK through partnership with Draychem


Mike Lines, managing director of Draychem (photo: Apex)
Mike Lines, managing director of Draychem (photo: Apex)

Apex International (Hapert, The Netherlands), a large manufacturer of precision coating and ink transfer technology products, has joined forces with Draychem Ltd in the UK to provide a complete hardware and maintenance supply service to the printing industry in Great Britain. Draychem is also now the appointed Apex agent in Ireland for sales of anilox rolls/sleeves and glue sets.

Apex manufactures and supplies anilox rolls for the label, flexible packaging, corrugated, offset and industrial coating industries. Apex has regional facilities in Brazil, India, Italy and North America.

Draychem Ltd is a long-established manufacturer and supplier of maintenance chemicals and deep cleaning services to the print industry in the UK. Established in 1989 by managing director Mike Lines, the company has a first-class track record for new product development in the field of print quality and on-site maintenance.

Bas van der Poel, technical sales director at Apex, commented: “With their proven high level of service and development of a long-term presence in the industry, Draychem is an ideal partner. Apex is a global player in the industry, but providing premiumlocal service through experienced and well-qualified representatives is our top priority.”

Mike Lines of Draychem is delighted with the collaboration and future with Apex International. “Apex manufactures the best anilox rolls in the world, and at Draychem, we provide the best maintenance service in the UK. Printers in Great Britain will benefit immensely from this stellar combination.”

Draychem will work closely with Nigel Watson, Apex sales manager, UK & Ireland.