The majesty of specialist skills

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MAJESTIC LABELS was established in 2006 with the aim of becoming a preferred supplier of industrial labelling solutions. The company continues to grow and strive for excellence under the leadership of co-founders and directors Roland Adshade and Russell Thorndike. Its product offering has expanded to include plain and printed self-adhesive labels, plain and printed industrial […]

ROTOCON shines at Propak Africa East

ROTOCON is thrilled that customer visits to Nairobi, Kenya, in May and November 2021 helped lay the groundwork for its successful debut at the Propak East Africa trade show held at the Sarit Centre earlier this month. ‘We have already witnessed an appetite for tooling and consumables with customers regularly ordering Wink flexible dies, print […]

Dual-purpose efficiency

ROTOCON director Patrick Aengenvoort with Majestic Labels’ Roland Adshade (managing director), Knox (ECOLINE RSD 350 operator) and Russell Thorndike (production director).

MAJESTIC LABELS has invested in a dual-purpose platform, ROTOCON ECOLINE RSD 350, which features precision die-cutting plus advanced roll and label inspection for convenient blank label production. Managing director and co-founder, Roland Adshade, explains that the machine had been in the pipeline for about a year to help the company target larger volume blank label […]

WineLand Media & ROTOCON 30 Under 30 Awards

Change-makers, innovators and revenue generators. The rising stars of the South African wine industry are transforming the landscape as we know it. Meet the 2022 young wine professionals who are changing wine businesses and cultures from the inside out.

WineLand Media – in collaboration with ROTOCON – hosted the 30 Under 30 Award Luncheon on 2 June to recognise the most promising young professionals actively working in the SA wine industry. Now in its third year, the 2022 WineLand & ROTOCON 30 Under 30 Award Luncheon was held in style at the Wine Arc, […]

Going beyond compliance

John Lomberg, ROTOCON’s market and business development director

IN 2020, the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission published a report on the status of, and trends in, B-BBEE. The report revealed that while there was an overall improvement in the average levels of black ownership of enterprises from 25 to 29%, skills development of black people remained static at an average score of […]

Infinite inspecting and imprinting possibilities

The second-generation Rosas Maschinenbau Gazelle bidirectional rewinder for imprinting a variety of label types at rates of up to 50m/min.

Rosas Maschinenbau, a second-generation German family business that specialises in the manufacture of customised high-performance tabletop rewinders and inspection machines, has introduced four product improvements for the label converting market. The first is the Infinity 4K line scan camera (pictured below) for tabletop rewinders that handle web widths of up to 520mm. The system works […]

Partnerships power progress for JMB Labels

JMB Labels won a Silver at the Gapp Awards in the Flexo Printing: Paper/ Board Uncoated category for the Desmondi Eggs carton sleeve printed in five colours on Dukuza 2 000g/m2 board with a UV gloss varnish finish, using an MPS 370 press supplied by ROTOCON. Seen in the slitting and rewinding department are co-owner Aslam Monia and production manager Farhad Evans with ROTOCON directors John Lomberg and Michael Aengenvoort.

JUST as the two generations before them, brothers Aslam and Ahmed Monia ascribe JMB Labels’ success to forming long-standing partnerships with customers who value a label converter that consistently provides a personal touch and high-quality products in quick delivery times. ‘Our customers tend to be either family-orientated organisations or run by hands-on owners who want […]

High-speed holographics improve haptics and security

According to Pantec GS Systems, the RHINO X performs multi-foiling, blind embossing and foil embossing in a single pass at up to 200m/ min with optimal register accuracy thanks to the single 1 060mm wide x 750mm long tool and rotating foil head, which allows length-and crosswise foil application.

PANTEC GS SYSTEMS believes that there’s still great potential to exploit higher efficiencies, cost savings and quality with hot foiling, hologram stamping and embossing to improve the security features and haptic effects of flexible packaging used to protect products such as chewing tobacco, chocolates, seeds and spice mixes. Its latest flat-bed technology option for brand […]

PDF police is 2EyeC to none

EyeC Proofiler Graphic

EyeC, which recently joined quality-conscious hands with ROTOCON in Southern Africa, is not the only eye to see the importance of being on point when preparing print files. Printers know that quality cannot materialise without it, says Ralph Beier, sales director of EyeC, which specialises in vision systems for print image control and sample inspection. […]

Propak Africa 2022 showstopper

Michael Aengenvoort (group CEO), Banie Stafford (BCreative), Akmuth Sayed (Durban branch manager), Patrick Aengenvoort (co-owner & sales director), Noli Makhambi (receptionist), Oscar Mashele (service technician), Kevin Naidu (DuPont), Rosa Langa (Busybee Catering), Marcelle Morta (sales manager), John Lomberg (co-owner), Tim Shaw (technical manager), Prashika Naidu (DuPont), and Pascal Aengenvoort (co-owner).

Arriving at stand B20 in Hall 5 of the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, ROTOCON’s presence could be felt throughout this major trade show. The 10×11-m stand was a head turner and a hive of activity with business owners, label printers and members of the media poring over printing machines or clambering over each other, […]