Canadian manufacturer goes Dutch in web press deal.
RDP Marathon was formed in June 1989 by former managers of MAN Ashton. Located in Laval, north Montreal, Canada. It has a reputation for building robust offset, gravure and flexo presses. Its line includes the V-series blanket-to-steel and the P-series perfecting web offset presses in widths up to 38". They are said to complement the Drent Goebel portfolio, led by the Vision/VSOP (Variable Sleeve Offset Printing) series of hybrid offset presses. Both companies target the packaging sector, including glue applied and PS labels, flexible packaging and small folding cartons. Historically, they were traditionally associated with the business forms and document markets.
This synergy led to an earlier crossing of paths in the form of a strategic marketing alliance announced in August 2002. It involved the selling and support of specific models in Europe, the USA and Canada. However, the deal never went ahead and was quietly forgotten. Having acquired the Canadian company for an undisclosed sum, Drent Goebel is now keen to maximize its North American presence from an existing sales and service office near Chicago. Customer-service and support details will be announced in the coming months, including at Labelexpo Europe.
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|Title Annotation:||NARROW WEB EUROPE|
|Publication:||Label & Narrow Web|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2005|
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