Soma has appointed Sabre Equipment as its agent in South Africa.

Sabre Equipment is the company of Floors Coetzee, a respected name in South Africa’s labeling and flexible packaging sector. With an array of foreign principals, the focus at Sabre Equipment is on the production of labels and flexible packaging using narrow, mid and wide web flexographic printing and converting technologies.

Sabre Equipment is now the local agent for: Reifenhäuser’s extrusion technology; Soma’s range of mid and wide web flexo presses, solventless lamination and slitting equipment; and UK manufacturer Edale’s narrow web printing and die-cutting line-up. These are complemented by a list of ancillary equipment suppliers, including: anilox and anilox sleeves from Anilox Laser Technology; printing sleeves from GT Sleeves; flexo plate mounters from Tectronic; semi-automatic screen changers from BD Plast; surface treatment from Corona Supplies; web cleaning and anti-static systems from ACE; and narrow web die-cutters, rewinders and inspection units from Daco.

Although currently operating from an office in Durban, with a satellite office in Cape Town, Floors Coetzee’s plan is eventually to have a presence in the country’s three main centers.

A year ago, Coetzee was the motivating force behind a technical seminar that culminated in a demonstration of a Soma Optima press at Cibapac in Cape Town.