Labelexpo Europe 2019 Show Feedback

Exhibitors

Jakob Landberg, sales & marketing director, Nilpeter A/S: “We had a great show in Brussels - many existing projects were finalized, and several new ones picked up for our recently introduced products. The show was well attended by serious visitors, with serious plans, for serious investments. It was great to see that our industry - despite challenging times - is very optimistic and proactive.”

Matthias Marx, head of marketing, Gallus Ferd. Ruesch AG: “All in all, Labelexpo Europe 2019 was very successful for Gallus. We closed a lot of deals but also the positive feedback our customers gave us to the large number of innovations we presented, concerning our products and services, proves that Gallus is on the right track. With these new products and services, we are well prepared for the digital future.” 

Filip Weymans, vice president digital marketing solutions, Xeikon: “Labelexpo Europe has proven again to be the center of gravity in the label industry when it comes to innovation, spotting new trends, transforming a label business. The dynamic and energy level we experience at the Brussels show cannot be compared with any other show in the graphic industry and we exhibit at plenty. At the same time, the show has helped in closing a number of deals on both flexo plate imagers and digital, which makes our investment more than worthwhile.”

Matteo Cardinotti, managing director, BOBST Firenze: “At BOBST we had high hopes for Labelexpo 2019 and it didn’t disappoint! Machines sales exceeded the expectations and just as pleasing was the onsite reaction to the innovations we had on show – such as the MASTER DM5, our first-of-its-kind hybrid label press; Ink-on-Demand, our ground-breaking inking technology; and DigiColor, which revolutionizes flexo printing into a fully digitized process. It was exciting to be able to demonstrate such innovations first hand. Thank you to the organizers and to everyone who came to talk with us at the BOBST stand – what an incredible event!”

Paolo Grasso, head of sales, Printing Division, OMET: "The all-day-long crown at OMET booth proved the interest behind the innovative leading company. It’s been again the best Labelexpo ever for OMET and we’re glad to the organisers, the visitors and to the entire team @OMET for this result. A couple of world-premiere new presses were exhibited. For the first time the all-new X7 for High Value shrink sleeves with a rotogravure unit running on water based inks. And the renewed XJET hybrid press for the first time to the market in a 420mm full width also printing on shrink sleeves. Many orders were booked at the show and a lot to come till the next one, leaves us with the impression that this industry is not at all tired but aiming high to new and continuous innovations. For which OMET is there to serve since 1963."

Roland Stasiczek, product line manager, Digital Label Printing, Canon: “Canon’s premier at Labelexpo Europe was a major success! Our new UV inkjet press, the Océ LabelStream 4000 series showcased in a fully integrated hybrid configuration, created tremendous interest. Our appearance underlined our commitment and ambition in the label sector. We received great feedback on our overall presence and many ongoing projects got an extra kick. Overall it was a great start: we could meet our internal targets and we felt very welcome in the label community.”

Edoardo Cotichini, team manager industrial printing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe: “Labelexpo was an outstanding success and we had incredible interest from visitors to our stand. We doubled the number of leads we achieved in 2017 and announced 11 more customer sales at the show. It’s been an extremely rewarding journey since we shipped our first machine in 2016. We have grown to become number 2 in the market, according to InfoSource figures, and our accelerated growth shows no sign of slowing. 

“These latest sales are yet again prime examples of how companies are increasingly turning to our world-class technology for label printing.

“There is a seismic change in the industry towards shorter runs and just in time production where label printers and converters need the highest quality printing which is provided on our AccurioLabel 230 digital label press. Our dedicated market approach is working. We are here for the journey. It’s not the start any more and we are on an upward growth path.”

“Several commentators at the show mentioned that we have really hit a sweet spot with our technology and offering to the market. But it’s no longer just about quality, that’s a given. We approach things relation-oriented and co-create with our customers, as already the development of our AccurioPress technology showed where we listened closely to our customers and improved the machine according to their feedback. We are rethinking together with our customers what is possible in label printing.”

Matt Burton, sales director, ABG: “Labelexpo Europe is always an exciting part of the calendar for ABG and this year did not disappoint. It was our biggest ever show, and the ABG team were on fantastic form. Labelexpo for us is a time to demonstrate the innovations we’ve been working hard on, as well as re-connect with customers old and new, as we know the majority of our customer base will all be attending.

“We were particularly pleased with the interest garnered by our latest machine – the Digilase 4.0 our new laser which has improved workflow, minimal waste and improved laser accuracy, as well as the enthusiasm over our high spec beverage Digicon series  - the new fast flatbed screen printing module, Big Foot 50 tonne flatbed hot foil unit, and its little sister, the 25 tonne flatbed hot foil unit with a new swivel head allowing foil to be fed both along and across the web like the Big Foot. As with all of our machines, we focus on improved workflow, reduced waste and providing our customers with market-leading finishing equipment.”  

Atze Bosma, CEO, MPS: “We are extremely pleased with this incredible number of press sales (12), that broke the old record again. We have sold various flexo, hybrid and packaging presses in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Our message ‘Beyond the Machine’ showed how at MPS, we do not focus only on our high quality machinery, but also on four key processes Beyond the Machine: Service, Connectivity, Applications and Productivity. We also see a growing interest in hybrid printing technology, and with the introduction of the wider 17” hybrid EF SYMJET press we are now able to offer a true hybrid solution with even higher productivity to our customers.”

Jules Lejeune, managing director, FINAT: “For FINAT, the 2019 edition of Labelexpo Europe was a special edition. Not because with FINAT’s 60th and Labelexpo’s 40th anniversary we had a virtual centennial as partners, but more so because with our successful conclusion of the first edition of the #LABELicious competition for students and young professionals, as well as the relaunch of our Young Professionals Network we were celebrating the FUTURE of this dynamic industry. As hosts of the L9 meeting we proudly welcomed the global label association community to the world’s largest trade show ever.

“Our UV FoodSafe Group initiative got quite a bit of interest both at the Flexpack arena and on our own stand where consortium leaders gave an interim update on our way to the final outcome to presented at the FINAT Technical Seminar in Barcelona next March. Where the world is presently characterized by an uncertain mood based political, environmental and economic concerns, the vibrant atmosphere at the show gave reason for optimism about the labels and narrow web packaging industry’s underlying fundamentals going forward.”

Philip Easton, director, Domino Digital Printing Solutions: “We were delighted with the results from Labelexpo Europe 2019, with even more visitors to our booth and more interest shown in our products than two years ago. Despite a significant increase in our stand space this year, there were times when our booth was so packed with people, that there was nowhere to sit and you had to walk around the booth to get to the other side of it! This is easily the most important show for our Digital Printing Solutions business.”

Morten Toksværd, director global sales & marketing, Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM): “Labelexpo Europe 2019 has once again shown how important it is for the label industry. The possibility of presenting the latest generation of finishing and embellishing solutions, as well as direct interaction with clients and our partners, brought immeasurable benefits to all parties. During the trade show, we signed a dozen number of contracts, some of which were from walk-in clients and acquired a lot of leads. We successfully sold all the latest GM machines shown at our stand: DC350, 330FB, DC330MINIflex, DC330MINI and SR350. Labelexpo has been a huge success for us. We are extremely happy that our customers and partners have great confidence in our solutions and new products.  

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for visiting our stand and our partners for their huge involvement in this amazing event.”

Helmuth Munter, segment manager Labels & Package Printing, Durst Group: "We at Durst look back at an exceptional Labelexpo Europe 2019. Our Tau RSC Platform has created huge interest for an overwhelming amount of visitors at our booth in Hall 9. The event was a great opportunity to network with existing Durst clients as well as with many new potential clients and share with them our latest product innovations. Among a good number of directly signed orders during the show, we are looking forward very optimistic to a good business development during the coming months. Overall, a very positive show event for Durst.”

Melanie Ott, business manager Tapes and Labels, H.B. Fuller: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 was again a very busy show for H.B. Fuller and an excellent networking experience. The feedback we're still receiving is above our expectations and this year’s edition was particularly good in a couple of areas. It was great to meet our customers specially the ones we don’t get to meet with very often, such as key global contacts based outside of Europe.

“Also, the exhibition is a great venue to effectively engage with new business contacts, this year was no exception. We’re now excited to get to know better the many attendees who came to find us to discover how our adhesives can help improve their products. See you all in 2021!”

Andy Beesley, business director EMEAR, MacDermid Graphics Solutions: “Labelexpo Europe never fails to meet my expectations. The turnout appeared high judging by the tremendous activity at the MacDermid Graphics Solutions booth throughout the show. We were overwhelmed by the amount of current and new potential clients that spared the time to drop by and learn more about our offerings.

“The show for us culminated in a large number of confirmed supply agreements as well as orders for MacDermid LAVA® Thermal equipment, including an order at the show from Telrol for a LAVA NW-M. Customers commented on the wide array of print that could be viewed at our booth and at our partners’ booths printed with the MacDermid plate portfolio of solvent, thermal, UVA and LED, as well as the broadest range of screening technologies further highlighting the versatility of our products. We look forward to the next Labelexpo with excitement.”    

Juan Kim, CEO Valloy Incorporation: “This Labelexpo 2019 was better than ever for Valloy Incorporation. We enjoyed well located booth, eye-catching events and professionally organized system, except for bad weather. We could efficiently serve properly market-oriented visitors and we could now our specialty in cost effective digital migration. We had Konica Minolta as a neighbor and many of their printer customers showed keen interest in our digital finishing machines.”

Sabine Mayer, senior marketing manager EMEA, TSC Auto ID Technology EMEA GmbH: “TSC Auto ID exhibited for the first time at Labelexpo 2019 and returns satisfied after a well organised event and successful participation. Our thermal printer portfolio is fitting well in the range of exhibitors which makes it easy to decide for further registration. The flow of visitors continued during all show days and very valuable requests and selected visitors with a specific interest have been on site. Congratulations to the organiser team!”

Simon Godbold, narrow and mid web sales director, Ashe Converting Equipment: “The best Labelexpo show in Ashe Converting Equipment’s history due to the excellent level of enquiry received in all four days. Multiple machine orders confirmed directly at the show which is rare”.

Piero Venturoli, Area Chimica, technical manager, Rabbi & C. Solved srl: “Very well organized exhibition. We had interesting contact from all over the world.”

André Rolfes and Sebastian Hilgemann, sales managers, INSECO Metalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG: “We were impressed by the "quality" of the visitors at our booth - deciding managers from all over the world came to see the trends and evolutions in this high developing market. It was amazing to see the reactions of the visitors when we presented the depth of the value chain. The experience to exhibit in such an environment left us enthusiastic and looking forward to future shows.”

Sarah Harriman, marketing & communications manager, Pulse Roll Label Products: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 was an outstanding success for the team at Pulse Roll Label Products and by far our busiest and best show to date. It’s the perfect platform for us to showcase to the global label and narrow web market who we are and what we do. No other trade show offers us the exposure to the market that we service and provide solutions for.”

Natália Lopes, marketing director, Lemorau: “This edition was the best Labelexpo we had so far, very successful and we are very pleased with both the quality and quantity of visitors. We made a total of 15 sales on the show floor and we couldn’t thank enough for trusting our brand and our values!”

Ettore Colico, converting director, SEI Laser: “Labelexpo 2019 edition has been the definitive consecration of the digital business model, now indispensable in all labeling and packaging segments. It is no longer a matter of the well-known special effects but of confidence and respect for a digital technology that has now reached full maturity. Jumbo rolls, automatic motorized knives and “wide web” have been the key points of the SEI Laser stand in Brussels. We presented two configurations of the "Best in Class" laser solution for labels: Labelmaster in 350 - equipped with 4 laser heads to reach a constant speed of over 100 m/min - and 600 mm web configurations. Both solutions have been very appreciated because nowadays the laser is a cutting-edge technology ready to satisfy even the most demanding requests from this sector.

“In the end, we can for sure declare that we are very satisfied with our participation, which we renew from year to year. We consider Labelexpo a point of reference for the label market and we are never contradicted: this year too, thanks to the many innovations we introduced, we welcomed many visitors interested in our laser solutions.”

Marcela Gasanz, marketing director, UniNet: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 served as the ideal platform for successfully showcasing UniNet iColor Printing Solutions Product line, including our new equipment releases geared to the on-demand and short-run label production, custom label finishing and more. Revealing UniNet’s technologies included the iColor® 200 short-run tabletop digital ink-based label printer, and the iColor® LF 200 digital label finisher featuring standard format generated massive interest amongst label printers.

“UniNet also displayed their flagship iColor® 700 and 900 Toner-Based Label Digital Presses and the Specialty Toner Kits, in particular, their FluoToner capable of transforming a label production into bold, vibrant and energetic output with just easily swapping from standard cartridges to Fluorescent CMY Colors.

“This show provided an excellent opportunity to meet new, possible future clients and prospects from all across the world who visited our stand to learn more about our innovative technologies. UniNet certainly achieved the goal of increasing awareness of its product offerings in the label printing industry and we are certainly looking forward to Labelexpo Americas 2020.”

Kevin M. McLaughlin, CEO, Flexo Concepts:Labelexpo Europe was the highlight of 2019 for Flexo Concepts.  We exceeded our expectations with the number of leads, number of countries that the leads came from and the amount of networking with other suppliers.  Truly a global event.”

Steffen Ebenau, product manager, Tesa: “We have received plenty of positive feedback for our Plate Mounting and Splicing Assortments. The combination of innovative products and technical communication was especially appreciated by visitors. Many visitors used the opportunity to discuss individual project topics to find out the best solution for it. We were also very pleased with the interest and intense discussions regarding our new Print Study: Aligning Components For Best Print Quality in collaboration with Miraclon.”

Henrik Lindskov, DPL Industri A/S: “DPL Industri A/S is a small Danish technical design and engineering company specialized in UV and LED curing technology. Labelexpo Europe is one of the most important marketing events for us since we have been attending Labelexpo Europe in 2001.”

Marc Vissers, marketing strategy coordinator Europe West, Lenze: “After 40 successful years, Labelexpo is the strong global platform for networking, sustainability, next generation production innovation to develop new business opportunities. With the Lenze Labelexpo Innovation Award nomination with Plug & Produce, Lenze, as a global partner, set new trends in an agile print and converting environment.

“We are looking forward to challenge the market opportunities, new business models and will see you on the next Labelexpo Europe show in 2021, where Lenze will exhibit in hall 7’.”

Michael Lang, marketing & communication, theurer.com GmbH: “As always we were really pleased with the course the fair took for us. The interest of (inter-)national customers for the digitalization of their processes is still going strong. Additionally, the demand for new interfaces to simplify collaboration between machines, customers, suppliers and other software is rising to get closer to a fully digitalized production process. Our highlight this year was our recently developed dashboards which allow companies to distribute information easily to their departments and employees. The dashboards can be shown on displays in the different branches or socializing rooms as well as on mobile phones and computers. This results in a better information policy, and the interest in this autonomously usable development was high with every visitor to our booth.

“All in all we are looking back to four eventful and exciting days that gave us a lot of new impressions and ideas where the labeling industry is going to in the future.”

Takayuki Nagakura, sales, Hoya Candeo Optronics Corp: “It was a largest presentation for our company as manufacturer of UV-LED lamps.”

Francisco Andrade, director, Labeltrade Representações: “As a sales representative for KROMIA LABEL PRESS, Labeltrade Representações participated in the Labelexpo Europe 2019 with exceptional outcome. Our stand 7C49 was pretty much visited, and we have at least one important deal already confirmed in Europe – to be our demonstration centre – plus many other expected to go through in a short term basis - in Europe, Asia and Middle East Countries. We also had the chance to meet with important suppliers of the industry and settle business cooperation agreements. Our participation in the event will surely bring many relevant results.”

Keith Laakko, global V.P. marketing & business development, RotoMetrics: “RotoMetrics was able to present new innovations to existing customers as well as a significant number of new customers at Labelexpo Europe 2019.  Highlighting our newest technologies, unparalleled service and unsurpassed reliability, we were able to engage with even more prospective customers to generate more leads than ever before.”

Maxime Bayzelon, president, ETI Converting Equipment: “Labelexpo has been very good for ETI again this year. It's always great to meet our existing customers and present our in-house coating solutions to new customers. This show was also the perfect opportunity to talk about our technology center that will open in 2020, thanks to the collaboration of 2 major partners: Evonik and Bostik.We displayed a demo version of our patented Pellicut die cutting technology which enables die-cutting on very thin liner, and also our new slot die coating head technology suitable for both standard and UV hot melt adhesives. Both model technologies drew a lot of attention.

Howard Shen, director of overlamination products, QSPAC: “We had the best Labelexpo Europe in 10 years.  The quality of interest in our overlamination products was excellent, especially by digital and flexo converters.”

Matthias Thor, technical sales manager, Matho GmbH: “Matho had the best Labelexpo since its first participation in 1999. We had more conversations than ever before with highly-interested customers. Our new systems for material separation and recycling drew a lot of interest during the show. Therefore, we would like to thank all visitors and look forward to working with them.”

David Radtke, head of group marketing, Sihl: “A successful Labelexpo Europe 2019 with a large number of visitors at the Sihl booth has come to an end. Our different applications in the FACESTOCK, DURABLES and PRESSURETAC ranges impressed across the board. The PACKAGING division was particularly interested in ARTYSIO, the revolutionary solution for digitally printed flexible packaging films with water-based inkjet technology. Sihl’s unique brand-new packaging films enable a wide range of packaging applications that can be printed with aqueous inkjet and sealed with heat and ultrasound.”

Kapil Anand, general manager global speciality sales, Cosmo Films Ltd: “Labelexpo is a global platform where you tend to meet customers from various countries at one place. This year at the Labelexpo in Brussels, we met a lot of our existing customers, showcased our new products to them, and also met new prospects and enquiries for our products. Overall, it was a fruitful experience for us and we look forward to the next Labelexpo.”   

Marinella Pinotti, export manager, Italstick: “Labelexpo in Brussels is becoming THE event for the paper field in Europe, important and unmissable  for meeting customers and sourcing suppliers.” 

Jan Eisby, CSO, Vetaphone A/S: “We were delighted with the number and quality of visitors enquiring about our technology in Brussels.  In addition to showing our new high-performance C8 Corona system and single- and double sided Web Cleaners for the first time at an expo in Europe, we counted almost 70 Vetaphone Corona units in action or on display around the halls – making us by far the most preferred choice of all surface treatment manufacturers in the narrow web sector.”

Adam Robak, international sales director, Flexor: “Meeting new and existing partners, friends, customers and suppliers is key to every industry but there is no event so well run and organized like Labelexpo Europe. Every two years the excitement peaks in the four days of this exhibition and every two years we are happy to be back in order to be part of this. Well done yet again and a big thank you for an amazing and professional experience.” 

Stefano Mercante, marketing and communications manager, Re S.p.A. controlli industriali: “Labelexpo Europe is always a certainty for us. It is an event that, year after year, manages to increase the interest and quality of the event. All this gives us exhibitors a great advantage and a great success.”

Benjamin Bowlware, marketing manager, Maxcess: “Labelexpo is an excellent opportunity for our sales team to demonstrate our latest web handling solutions in a one-on-one setting directly with our customers. It allows us an opportunity to demonstrate how our brands of Fife, Tidland, MAGPOWR, Webex and Componex can provide a one-stop-shop solution for their most challenging web applications.”

Ismahane Brinck, corporate business development manager, LANA PAPIERS II S.A.S: “An effervescent and vibrant event that illuminated our new paper "Lana lumière"; a lot of energy and excellent contacts.”

Jo Andersen, marketing & sales director, KPG: “Our objective for the show was two-fold; to introduce our new inkjet digital printing press to Labelexpo visitors and to meet with existing and potential KPG press customers. By exhibiting with Resino Trykfarver we were also able to launch our joint venture of offering customers a complete package in terms of ink and press technology complimented by a combined after-sales customer service. We believe this is a service of particular benefit to those customers with specialist and/or complex  labelling and packaging applications.

“The show provided a good opportunity to have face-to-face discussion with many customers located throughout the world.  Within a few days, it enabled us to assess international trends and changing customer requirements.”

Thorsten Föcking, regional sales manager, Luxinar: “Luxinar has been at the forefront of laser technology for over 20 years and, by exhibiting at Labelexpo Europe, we were able to support our existing OEMs, learn more about the needs of the labelling industry and see that demand for lasers is growing. It was also a great opportunity to spread the word that we have rebranded from Rofin-Sinar UK to Luxinar and to reassure visitors that we are the same company but with a new, fresh look.” 

Angie Ostler, VP of finance & marketing, KTI/Quantum Design: “The Labelexpo Europe show seemed to be a success for our company.  We met a lot of potential customers, and some current customers, from a wide-variety of countries all over the world.  It was nice to see so much diversity and people from so many different places.  We are hopeful to see some new business as a result of the show.”

Bernie Santerre, manager, Outside Sales & Business Development, Graymills: “As a first time attendee and newbie to this industry, I was very interested to witness the gravitational pull for the attendees -- it was decidedly digital printing. Following in that vein, visitors to our stand were very interested in the Graymills Indigo parts washer, developed in conjunction with HP.” 

Zsolt Tarjanyi, general manager, Rigoli s.r.l: “As we have launched the MVZ digital printer for flexible packaging last year, for us it was the first Label Expo we've attended. The organisation and the audience was great, the exhibited printer has been sold right away. We are looking forward to come back and participate in 2021.”

Randy Ward, acpo Ltd: Every Labelexpo Europe is an amazing show, the 4 days always flies by so fast as each day is filled with great visitors to our booth. The best part of Labelexpo Europe is the level of people that it attracts, always full of the true company decision makers that are there to see the amazing innovation in the marketplace.”

Abhay Datta, director, UV Graphic:UV Graphic displayed their UltraFlex UFO 370 multi capability LED UV Combo press for the very first time at Label Expo 2019. There was an overwhelming response for the press and the press on display was sold to Spec Systems in South Africa for their plant in Cape Town. The Multi Capability press included Hot / Cold Foil Stamping, Swappable Arc / LED UV, Peel and Seal, Vari Gap Die Station and a large integrated Web Video Inspection. Besides this, UV Graphics closed orders for 6 more machines. 2 presses sold in India and orders for 4 presses were confirmed within Europe.

“A total of 11 Ultraflex Universal Video Plate Mounters were sold and booked at the show. UV Graphics also closed orders for 2 UV LED Systems to be retro fitted on branded flexo presses. This was a magnificent show for UV Graphic.”

Marcus Greenbrook, international sales director, GEW (EC) Limited: “Labelexpo Europe proved to be another extremely busy show for GEW, with many of our systems running in live demos all around the show, both conventional arc and LED UV. This in turn brought many customers to the GEW stand to discuss their requirements.  

“Congratulations to the Labelexpo team for an extremely well organised show, that brought in many customers from around the world on its 40th anniversary!!!”

Anne-Laureen Lauven, head of marketing, BST eltromat International GmbH: “We are very happy to be a part of the Labelexpo family since 1991. The whole Labelexpo series was and will be important for us and fits perfectly to our international group. We started early to develop products specifically for the label and narrow web markets (eg the web guiding system CompactGuide or the web monitoring system POWERScope). The upcoming new and progressing topics like networking and digitalization are in our focus and will be pushed forward by the BST Group to support our customers in the best way.”

Manuela Capolicchio, export manager, UV One s.r.l: “For UV One, Labelexpo Europe 2019 has been the first experience as independent exhibitor and a great opportunity to make itself known as an Italian company. Thanks to the exhibition’s international environment, UV One found new potential client coming from all over the world. For these reasons, Labelexpo was a big chance to show and promote the new EVOLED curing system.”

Robert Kwiatkowski, technical director, Jurmet: “Jurmet participated in the Labelexpo fair in Brussels for the eighth time. This year, we focused on machines for cutting and packaging non-supported labels, such as wrap around labels, shrink sleeves and other tension sensitive materials, because in this particular segment we are able to offer cutting machines of the highest quality. At the fair, we presented an improved inspection rewinder for films and labels Langer3 with a width of 520mm and a working speed of 500m/min. and a WINDER2 slitter with a width of 1300mm and a winding diameter of 800mm designed for cutting self-adhesive and packaging materials.

“Labelexpo was very successful, if only because during the fair we sold a total of 6 machines, including all exhibits presented at the stand. The machines have been sold outside of Poland, which is the best proof that the quality of our machines is appreciated by customers from all over the world.”

Marco Aengenvoort, managing director, Rotocontrol International GmbH: “Labelexpo Europe provided an ideal opportunity to debut our new finishing technologies on a global scale, including the Ecoline brand and DT 340 Screen L350 hybrid press. Traffic to our stand was continually steady, and as always, Tarsus did a top-notch job in helping exhibitors prepare for the event and navigating show visitors to and from the show.”

Mike Smith, director, Cellcoat: “We were thrilled to be a part of Labelexpo Europe 2019. Show highlights for Cellcoat UK were the launch of our new Lamination Solution for flexible packaging, an exclusive agreement with a S-One Labels & Packaging and of course the many new contacts made with clients & OEM partners. We’ll definitely be back!”

Heeyeon Kim, director, strategic marketing div., Nanobrick Co. Ltd: “Hundreds of representatives of labels and printing visited the booth of Nanobrick and listened to details of Anti-counterfeiting Security solutions - 'M-Tag' & 'M-Pac'. In particular, the new product 'M-Tag DIY' has driven a lot of interest, from Europe, US, Middle East, India and Japan. It is a semi-finished anti-counterfeiting film enabled for label makers to customize for its security label & packaging.”

Maite Nogué, sales manager, TEG Technologies: “TEG Technologies demonstrated the Sitexco anilox laser cleaning technology to many visitors from all over the world, as well as the new RST solvent distillers project. It is clear to us that the flexo industry is ready for a leading technology like this. Labelexpo Europe was a great success and we look forward to attending in 2021. We also want to thank all the agents, partners and co-suppliers who brought customers to our stand for the demonstrations of the anilox laser roll cleaning system.” 

Mark Principato, flexographic manager, Tower Products: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 was a great opportunity to be connected to the ever-increasing global packaging market. The show was professionally run, and even the food catering went above and beyond expectations!”

Jürgen Rimann, sales manager, MDV Group: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 was again a great opportunity to meet existing customers and to create new business contacts. Especially interesting was the international character of the show, allowing us to make contacts in regions which are usually difficult for us to access. Also, not just the number but the quality of the contacts was very satisfying.”

Ahmet Sezginel, board member, Teknova: “It was great show and we had opportunity to meet with new customers worldwide and also welcomed our existing partners worldwide. We had a chance to promote our new products water based flexo inks, water based flexo varnish and offset varnishes during the exhibition. I believe that this show will continue in the future by growing same as previous years. As it is seen that this show is not only for label printing industry but also flexible packaging industry. Both sector in the world is growing a lot.” 

Spring Xu, international sales manager, Weigang Machinery: “Thanks for Labelexpo Europe, we received many new clients and enquires. Our intermittent offset press and flexo press with inline flatbed embossing and hot stamping seems a super star, a lot of visitors showed great interest. We started our international market with Labelexpo Europe 2009, this is the 6th time we participated. Looking forward to receive the down payments for 4-5machines in one month time.”

Remko Koolbergen, director, DG press: “Since the start of our company in 2009, Labelexpo Europe has been one of the most important shows for us. At Labelexpo Europe we meet our existing but also new customers. We also speak with our existing suppliers and make new contacts to further develop our hybrid web offset presses. Labelexpo Europe gives a good impression of the developments in the label and flexible packaging industry in which we as DG press serve a large number of customers with our web offset machines. We are looking forward to the 2021 edition!"

Philippe Orville, general manager, FAG Graphic Systems SA: “FAG is participating to the Labelexpo in Brussels and in Asia since many years. But for us this 40th edition is far away the best, we had the most contacts, we have been able to demonstrate our FAG innovative measuring devices in the field of flexo plate analysis, color analysis, safety inks as well as our measuring device for embossing. The quality of the visitors, their position of decisions and the number have delighted us. We look forward to participating to the next edition in Brussels in 2 years.”

Willy Früh, director division thermal paper, Koehler: "We are very satisfied with the results of the fair. At Labelexpo Europe we were able to show our customers the full range of our products. With the completion of paper machine 8, our portfolio will continue to grow".

Arnaud Maquinghen, general manager, VFP Ink Technologies: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 gave us a tremendous chance to unveil our SM’ART Label technology to a large scale of visitors from printers, to brands and designers, during 4 full and exiting days. A myriad of experts merged to that international big show of packaging and label industry to give us an incredible feedback on our innovative and unique products made with our special "Magica Formula": Electronics + labels. 2021 edition is already in our agenda for the coming years!”

Jean-René Filippi, sales manager Western Europe, DuPont™ Tyvek®: “During this 40th edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019, we have met many contacts from all over the world on our DuPont™ Tyvek® booth! Professional potential direct or indirect customer customers were really interested to discover new applications with Tyvek®. We also had the chance to meet our main partners like HP, Avery Dennison and many more to discuss about new projects. This show was efficient for short term business and promising for the near future!”

Diego Di Muro, founder, www.flexo24.com: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 has been an extraordinary opportunity to meet the entire production chain. We are delighted that so many companies have visited us for our totally online flexographic service, the first in the industry, confirming the great opportunities for growth in the market."

James Barnes, sales & marketing, Focus Label Machinery: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 was a great success for Focus with four very busy days maintaining the position as possibly the most important show for us. The amount of positive enquiries and good quality conversations were excellent and initial follow ups are very encouraging. As always, we received only positive feedback regarding the organisation and look forward to next time.”

Mikko Talonen, converting business manager, Automation Business Line, Valmet: “Valmet successfully participated to LabelExpo Europe 2019 and is proud to be among the three finalists in Category of Environmental and Sustainability in the Label Industry Global Awards 2019 with its Valmet IQ Moisturizer. The jury stating that ValmetIQ Moisturizer is ” of long-term benefit to the label industry” is a great recognition of this unique solution that makes the management of the quality of self-adhesive label stock easier and more efficient than ever. We also had the opportunity to introduce our latest Virtual and Mixed reality solutions to many visitors. So our participation was very positive for us.”

Mark Laurence, sales manager, Daco Solutions: “The early signs from the exhibition are great, having already received orders from the exhibition. Our new Daco DF250SRD was well received and Labelexpo is a great showcase to launch a new product, and we have already booked for 2021.”

Ilaria Fenino, sales manager, LABELTECH : “It was a pleasure for us to participate in the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019. This was our 5th participation at Labelexpo, it is for us really rewarding to see the constantly growing interest during the years in our company and especially in the customized solutions that we offer.  We were so impressed by the number of visitors and the great enthusiasm shown for our products. We would like to thank all our visitors for taking their time to visit our booth, we enjoyed many inspiring conversations and are pleased about the positive response.”

Konstantinos Spyropoulos, global sales and business development director, bel: “Labelexpo Europe was quite productive for us, generating over 150 leads and finalizing 5 deals as a result of bel’s continued growth and increasingly awareness across the globe. There were visitors from all parts of the world! During the event, we showcased industry’s renowned overprint MIS with enriched functionality and industry coverage (roll labels, in-mould labels and packaging printing), while increased interest was shown in the new business analytics platform and sophisticated automated shop floor data collection system. We feel that Labelexpo is an excellent platform to network, showcase one’s capabilities and also learn from other industry players on the new technologies being commercialized.”

Soichiro Fujinaga, technical manager, Lintec Europe: “As a manufacturer of high performance labelstocks, Labelexpo Europe has long been one of the key trade events for Lintec, so we were delighted to be exhibiting once again this year. We are continuously investing in ongoing research and development in order to grow our already expansive customer base, so having a presence at the show allowed us to cement our position as a key player within the label market. We were pleased to welcome a wide variety of visitors to our stand, where we could demonstrate our array of solutions and how they have been designed to suit the specific needs of customers across a range of industries. All in all, it’s been a very positive show for Lintec.”

Olivier Goualard, president, Recyl: “The show was fantastic – with three machines on display, we had a complete maintenance package of Anilox, parts and plate cleaning solutions for flexo printers. It’s also fantastic to see how clients and partners globally value our products and were happy to participate in our thirtieth anniversary celebrations.”

Nathan Daniel, EMEA sales manager, Afinia Label: “Labelexpo Europe 2019 was by far the best show for Afinia Label after many years of exhibiting in Brussels. This year’s visitors were already well educated regarding the benefits of owning their own digital labelling equipment and were ready to buy. The show provided us with an excellent platform to showcase our current range and forthcoming additions including our small footprint, complete Flexible Packaging System.”

Paul Shawcross, international sales manager, Railex: “With enquiries from 63 countries, we have found this exhibition to be extremely good for us. Brussels clearly attracts visitors worldwide and this has given us the opportunity to build new business relationships whilst reconnecting with our existing business partners. Now the work really starts with turning our enquiries into orders!”

Niels Nielsen, commercial director, Resino Printing Inks: “We want to thank the visitors for their interest in our products, you made the exhibition a good experience.

“Resino attended the Labelexpo Europe in collaboration with KPG Europe. KPG Europe designs and builds specialist printing presses for many industries. Presses which are installed throughout the world.”

Jo Andersen, marketing & sales director, KPG Europe: “The most important reason, is probably that potential clients are presented with one complete solution, covering ink and press technology to meet their specific requirements.”

Rinze van der Vinne, international sales director, Bandall: “Bandall is looking back at a very successful LabelExpo show. Surprisingly, much attention went to our advanced fully automatic bundling solution for In-mould labels. We even sold some label bundle projects directly at the show. Besides this, we are very satisfied with the many new leads all over the world and we therefore are already looking forward to the coming results out of the follow-up.”

Jochen Wahl, general manager, GSB Wahl GmbH: “For GSB Wahl GmbH the show was a good platform to show the whole product range from GSB. Especially the new developed waterless low migration UV-Serie 172, which was showed at the waterless printing machine Aniflo 420 at company Codimag.” 

Thomas Reinking, sales manager, Zecher GmbH: “The exhibition was a complete success. We were able to welcome 30% more customers and interested parties to our booth compared to the last time. Our SteppedHex engraving attracted great interest.”

Katherine Lee, director of global sales, Primera Technology, Inc: “The event is a great opportunity for us to meet with our world-wide partners in one, central location.  Even though it’s in Europe, we get just as many leads from other parts of the world, like Latin America, North America and Asia.  Additionally, it allows us to find new opportunities, both from the vast group of exhibitors and attendees at the show.”

Ole Agergaard, CEO, Agergaard Graphic Supplies GmbH/AkeBoose GmbH: “Labelexpo Europe has once again proven to be a very relevant show for us. The interest in AkeBoose’s chamber doctor blade systems and Agergaards doctor blades and end seals has been considerably high. Visitors from around the globe have come to our booth to inform about how we can support them with our product solutions. We look forward to building new international cooperations.”

Dieter Stirner, sales director, Hönle: “We have noticed an increased demand for inert UV systems. We have a wealth of experience within this field and have equipped many coating machines worldwide. Inert UV systems are often applied for curing release silicone coatings on liners and for other applications with temperature-sensitive substrates. They are also used for packaging applications where low migration and smell reduction is an issue. We are very pleased with the new inputs and contacts we got at Labelexpo and look forward to interesting projects which might arise from them.”