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Apex International Strengthens Local Service in UK through Partnership with Draychem

As a leading supplier of eco-friendly chemicals and anilox roll cleaning services for nearly 30 years, Draychem has built a reputable presence throughout Great Britain.

Hapert, THE NETHERLANDS (23rd January 2018) – Apex International, the world’s largest 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. Headquartered in Hapert, near Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Apex has regional facilities in Brazil, India, Italy and North America. With a strong reputation for quality and service, Apex has built a solid leadership of the anilox market worldwide.

Mike Lines Managing Director at Draychem Limited
Mike Lines, Managing Director at Draychem Ltd

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 (picture right), the company has a first-class track record for new product development in the field of print quality and onsite maintenance. Superior customer support and extensive staff training are also strengths of Draychem.

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 premium local 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 to offer the very best in print industry hardware and aftercare service.

About Draychem Ltd
Draychem was established in 1989 and has developed into a leading supplier of a full range of chemicals, deep cleaning and ancillary products for total care of anilox rolls in the printing industry, manufacturing and process cleaning industries, as well as in general industrial cleaning. Based in the South West of England, Draychem is an environmentally friendly company, committed to providing solutions that are safe to use while maintaining maximum performance.


Nigel Watson, Apex Sales Manager, UK and Ireland
Nigel Watson, Apex Sales Manager, UK & Ireland

About Apex International
Based in Hapert, Netherlands, Apex International is the world’s largest manufacturer of precision flexographic ink-to-plate transfer technology including anilox technology and sleeves for narrow- and wide-web, corrugated, offset and coating applications.

With manufacturing and sales operations on six continents, Apex adds further value by supplying customers with end-to-end anilox or GTT solutions including; ink measurement devices, cleaning products, and educational/use-and-care seminars. Reliability, durability and precision are hallmarks of all Apex products.



For more information, please contact:
Jeanine Graat
Global Marketing Manager, Apex Europe B.V.
Tel. +31 (0)497 361 111

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