Labels & Labeling have published in its latest edition the interview with Jordi Quera, vice-president of Zonten Europe.
In the interview, Jordi explains how the Zonten brand has received a great reception in Europe and LATAM and, it continues to forge an important niche within the label manufacturing market.
The company is the brainchild of Jordi Quera and Eduardo Sá, who each boast more than 30 years’ experience in the label sector. Quera worked for Kodak in the 1990s before spending 14 years with Esko and three with Rotatek – where semi-rotary offset presses were part of the portfolio. He has been president of Spanish association Graphispack for the last seven years. Sa is CEO and founder of Spanish company Esagraf, a distributor for many leading international suppliers including Nilpeter, Prati and Pantec, and which is also serving as Zonten Europe’s distributor for Spain and Portugal.
Jordi explains how the products have been improved and how they have been prepared especially for the European market, and highlights the high level of technical service that Zonten offers.
‘We have improved the product and made it more competitive for the European market,’ explains Quera. ‘The version of the machine available through Zonten Europe is more advanced – featuring for example hot stamping, screen printing and semi-rotary die-cutting. The press is more complete. And, crucially, we offer high-level technical support.’
The presses have been selling quickly, with customers already in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria and Mexico. Among them is Gráficas Varias, a leading Spanish converter which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Meanwhile, Zonten Europe has been building its team in Spain and appointing agents throughout Europe. ‘We have agents covering Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Scandinavia. We can cover everywhere except the Balkans,’ says Quera. ‘Each agent can offer local technical support and service.’
To read the full interview by Labels & Labeling, please click here.