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AVT, Mark Andy expand technology cooperation

July 19, 2007

AVT, Mark Andy expand technology cooperation
Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), an Israel based manufacturer of automatic inspection systems for printing applications, is expanding its business and technology cooperation with Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses. One result of the expanded cooperation is the installation of AVT equipment at Mark Andy’s European Advanced Technology Center. AVT participated this month at Mark Andy Europe’s Open House and Educator Series Seminar event, with its PrintVision/Helios platforms and information management solutions.
The partnership between AVT and Mark Andy began in 2005, with the first integration of AVT’s PrintVision/Helios platform and Workflow Link solution on a Mark Andy press. The companies have since struck joint marketing and R&D initiatives, defining full workflow solutions for the label market, and automatic inspection solutions for the growing RFID tags manufacturing market. AVT systems were integrated last year on Mark Andy press and rewinder machines at Mark Andy’s Advanced Technology Center at its headquarters in St. Louis, MO, USA.
“Our global initiatives are building strength as we continue to expand our strategic workflow concepts,” says Greg Palm, Mark Andy vice president of sales and marketing. “Working with AVT’s team has given us an opportunity to provide a single process workflow and quality system that matches no other in the industry. Our customers are seeing the values that we both bring to the table through this cooperation.”
Gal Shamri, AVT vice president of marketing, says: “Our cooperation with Mark Andy over the years has helped us to better understand the narrow web market needs, and to develop improved solutions for our mutual customers. Both companies share the philosophy of providing customers with complete workflow solutions, and working together has helped AVT develop its end-to-end quality management solutions. We are looking forward to the expansion of our relationship with Mark Andy in Europe, and to the continuation of our business and technology cooperation.”
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