Esko announces distribution partnership for its AVT print inspection solutions with South Africa’s Beswick Machinery

Esko, the leading developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the global labels and packaging market, has announced a new partnership with Beswick Machinery Ltd to distribute its range of AVT solutions across southern Africa.


Johan Bastiaen, Esko Territory Sales Manager for Africa, welcomed the deal, which will see the Johannesburg-based Beswick Machinery acting as distributor for Esko AVT Solutions across South Africa and neighboring countries including Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“We are delighted to welcome Beswick as the newest reseller of the Esko AVT range of inline inspection solutions in the high growth Africa region,” said Johan. “With Beswick as our partner, we are making these inspection solutions, designed for businesses in the labels and packaging sector, more accessible to customers throughout the region.”

Under the new agreement, Beswick will distribute Esko AVT hardware such as the Apollo, Jupiter, Argus, Titan and Helios automated inline inspection units, as well as a range of innovative packaging and label workflow software. Johan added that Beswick would also act as a Service Partner in the region, increasing service support coverage for its growing number of customers.

“With their years of experience and commitment to customer service, partnering with Beswick will enable us to sell to and service significantly more Esko AVT customers,” added Johan. “This is a great partnership for both companies and especially for all of our customers.”


Riaan Hopley, Product Manager, Web Fed Division with Beswick Machinery, said: “Esko is an industry leader and innovator, and we’re pleased to now call them a partner. The Esko AVT line of automated inline inspection hardware and software should be of particular interest to our customers,” he said. “These solutions have the potential to greatly enhance the accuracy, efficiency and productivity of their operations, and we look forward to supplying the very latest technology to help them boost their businesses.”

Esko AVT is the global leader in print process control, quality assurance, and press control for the packaging, labels, and commercial print industries. With more than 8,000 AVT systems installed worldwide, its integrated solutions empower converters and printers to enhance print quality via automatic online and offline inspection and sophisticated color measurement and control, synchronized with other vision-centric press controls.

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