Mark Andy Acquires Presstek

ST. LOUIS, MO | Mark Andy reports the acquisition of Presstek, a global supplier of DI (direct imaging) offset plates and presses, CTP solutions, and\service for commercial and in-plant customers. Presstek’s team of more than 60 technical professionals will be integrated within Mark Andy’s service infrastructure.

Mark Andy and Presstek have maintained a strong partnership over the years, with Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP) fulfilling all orders in North America for Presstek DI and CTP products. Reportedly, integrating Presstek’s sales and service teams within MAPP will yield many benefits to Presstek’s existing customers, including improved market coverage, extensive parts inventory, enhanced service resources, single point of invoicing, and faster response times.

Mark Andy CEO Kevin Wilken says, “Presstek has been a force in the small and medium format offset segment for many years. Presstek’s DI plates and equipment and CTP solutions are well-respected throughout the industry, and I am happy to welcome the Presstek employees and products into the Mark Andy family….”

Presstek’s Zahara waterless plates division, which is not being acquired by Mark Andy, will be spun into a new company, Verico Technology, headed by former Presstek CEO Yuval Dubois. Verico Technology will focus on expanding its market share for cut sheet aluminum waterless plates and coating technologies in the printing industry as well as venturing into new market segments. “Mark Andy’s acquisition of Presstek is a big win for customers from both organizations,” says Dubois. “We are pleased for the long-term benefits that this initiative will bring to the market.”

Stuart Gallup, named VP, Offset Business, Mark Andy, says, “Today's print buyers are seeking shorter print runs, faster turnaround, and no compromises in print quality. Mark Andy has a strong commitment to its customers, supporting them with the best solutions to guide them in a direction for success. It’s a privilege to now offer the single point of contact customer experience and streamlined processes that our commercial and in-plant customers have previously enjoyed.”

At the leadership level, Gallup will be accompanied by Ian Pollock, director, Presstek EAMER, and Ralph Jenkins, director MAPP Offset Sales in North America.

Says Jenkins, “We look forward to continuing to work with our valued customers with the goal of increasing their productivity and profitability. Together with the excellent management team at Mark Andy, we are confident Presstek customers will receive enhanced service.” Pollock also confirmed EAMER customers of both Presstek and MAPP brands will continue to do business as they do today. “There will be no changes in current ordering processes, contact details, or distribution logistics. All will remain the same for the EAMER customer base currently transacting with the UK location.”

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