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Esterlam & Provident to join forces

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Esterlam Doctor Blades is delighted to announce a new sales USA partnership deal with Provident. 




Following recent discussions and trips to America, the Esterlam team have forged a new partnership with leading industry supplier Provident Group which will enable Esterlam  Doctor Blades to reach additional new markets and provide additional, new global opportunities.

“This is very exciting,” says Neil Hailey Esterlam Sales Director.  “Creating another key partnership with one of the industry’s leading providers of proven, superior technology solutions for the printing and coating industries worldwide, means we can continue to increase our growing market share in America.”

“Provident’s key expertise, especially within the narrow and wide web and coating  processes, will be a great asset” added Neil.  “With this partner collaboration we are now able to offer a complete service package with emphasis on even greater technical support – something we are fast becoming known for worldwide.”

Provident joins Esterlam along with long–standing partner All Printing Resources (APR) Inc. in Glendale Heights, Illinois, USA, who are leading edge providers in the Flexographic industry “Having these two, highly prestigious companies on board really strengthens our penetration opportunities in the US,” added Neil.

Since inventing the world’s first synthetic doctor blades in the early 1970s, Esterlam have more than 40 years’ experience in doctor blade innovation, design and technical know-how. Their product range has grown to include everything needed to improve printing and coating processes to expand potential markets or simply improve operator safety. They strive to optimise manufacturing procedures and offer a complete doctor blade programme tailored to improvement in press performance and profitability.  Their history and expertise in the industry has led to a worldwide presence through their extensive network of technical agents, who can supply their doctor blade products with full technical support globally. As a result, they work successfully with leading machinery OEMs, corporations and blue-chip companies worldwide.

  Provident’s Andy Gillis feels the new partnership will greatly enhance their current product range.  “We’re very excited to have this significant opportunity to provide Esterlam Doctor Blades to our customers enabling them to produce better products” said Andy.  “We are very pleased to be associated with a world leader in Doctor Blades – their blades and technical support are real strengths. We cannot wait to start distributing the Esterlam blades to our customer base and showcasing them at Labelexpo Americas this September in Chicago.  We welcome companies to come and meet us and see the new blades – see us on Stand No. 939.”