The deal is expected to have an immediate impact for the Australian flexographic market as GMS Pacific holds a strong position in the region. Sandon has been visiting customers in Australia in recent weeks to demonstrate its anilox solutions.
Andrew McNamara, Managing Director, GMS Pacific, said, “The agreement will ensure that local packaging manufacturers can access the type of quality anilox equipment that they need and deserve. Sandon’s well-earned reputation for quality and service is evident in everything it does, every cylinder it manufactures. We have always looked for quality products, supported by a company that invests in its products and drives innovation to create the best value and opportunity for its customers. We researched the market and felt there was a lot of ‘me too’ products, that are good products, but not really focused and looking to drive their future. We were introduced to Sandon Global through an industry contact, who indicated the company may be looking for new representation in Australia. Both organisations share similar values, so it is a really good fit.”
Jake Roberts, Sales Director, Sandon Global, said, “Sandon Global is proud to partner with GMS Pacific. Both our companies are committed to setting the standard in our industry from customer service through to the delivery of quality products that meet the needs of our customers. We know that Australian packaging producers expect a high-standard from the machinery. The Australian market continues to grow and we believe that we can support that growth by partnering with GMS Pacific, who represents a significant number of market-leading brands. Together, we can help our Australian customers get value for money, better production quality and longer duration from their anilox.”