As part of GEW’s ongoing programme to strengthen its international distribution network, the company have appointed SArepco Pty Ltd. as its key distributor in South Africa. Representing several major global brands, including Mark Andy and Rotoflex, SArepco is an established pillar of the web printing industry in South Africa.
GEW’s Nilpeter and ABG International business will continue to be managed by CSM Print Services, while all other business in the country will be handled by SArepco. This became effective from 1 January 2022.
Paul Bouwer, Sales Director at SArepco, commented on the new partnership, ‘Although GEW and SArepco have worked together in some capacity for over 20 years, the new arrangements will see us taking over exclusive responsibility for our areas of GEW’s business in South Africa. Our salespeople and our service technicians are highly experienced in working with GEW systems and so the next step will be a seamless progression.’
SArepco will hold stock of all key GEW spare parts and consumables locally in South Africa, to avoid any possible importation delays. David Lyus, International Sales Manager at GEW, explained, ‘SArepco has a team of experienced technicians dedicated to supporting GEW systems across the country. Combining this with a good level of spares stock being held in Johannesburg, our customers can now expect an even faster and more responsive level of service.’
GEW’s Managing Director of Sales, Robert Rae, commented, ‘LED adoption is growing steadily in South Africa and GEW are excited to work with SArepco to transition this market. With energy costs rising and GEW’s innovative and cost-effective new range of LED products bringing a step change in press productivity, we look forward to working with SArepco in promoting and demonstrating the benefits of this now critical technology to our customers in South Africa. This new expanded relationship simplifies GEW’s distribution network for our customers in South Africa, as we move into a new era for the UV curing industry.