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KBA now distributor for Optimus MIS

Partnership for efficient print company organisation

KBA and the Optimus Group have announced a partnership relating to worldwide sales and distribution of management information systems (MIS) from Optimus. With effect from 1st March, press manufacturer KBA is to become a distributor for Optimus solutions such as Dash, Cloud and Cloud Mobile in the regions Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and USA/Canada. Further markets are expected to follow later.

Many sheet fed offset users around the world are interested in the capabilities of an integrated MIS, which can not only manage all its different substrates and processes, but also grows together with the company and its needs. Various KBA customers are already using Optimus systems, and they have gained a good reputation for their outstanding flexibility and user-friendly implementation. “We have already worked with other partners in this field in the past, and our customers can continue to rely on our openness and flexibility if they wish to integrate existing or new KBA Rapidas into their preferred MIS solutions. But when we recently decided to offer MIS solutions as part of a closed-loop workflow with our presses, Optimus was our first choice,” says Ralf Sammeck, KBA Vice President for the sheet fed product house.

Nicola Bisset, Group Managing Director for Optimus, adds: “We are really looking forward to the cooperation with such a renowned and future-oriented company. KBA possesses a broad, global customer base – also in countries in which we are not present to date. Our partnership is a fantastic opportunity to reach further potential customers for our MIS solutions. KBA is similar to Optimus in the way it places the customer’s needs in the foreground, and is well known for its excellent service. The cooperation with KBA will enable both sides to further strengthen their brand image and reputation.”


Nicola Bisset, Optimus Group Managing Director and Ralf Sammeck, KBA Vice President for Sheet Fed Product House 12th February 2014.


FESPA Africa 2014

Held in conjunction with the region’s leading events for the printing and signage industry – Africa Print and Sign Africa – FESPA Africa 2014 will welcome over 6,500 visitors.

FESPA Africa will focus on four key industry sectors:
– Signage
– Garment decoration
– Screen printing
– Wide format digital printing

If you would like to participate at FESPA Africa 2014 please contact michael.ryan@fespa.com to receive more information.

Michael Ryan
Exhibition Manager
T: +44 1737 228 351
E: michael.ryan@fespa.com

Africa Print 2014

180 Degree Digital Print signs deal for Optimus dash at Africa Print Expo

Article courtesy of www.africaprint.com published 28th August 2013

180 Degree Digital Print signed a deal for the Optimus Dash Management Information System at the Africa Print Expo, which took place from 21-23 August at the Sandton Convention Centre.


Optimus dash is designed for Print Media companies who require a solution to satisfy the needs of today’s customers. Fast turnarounds, full campaigns or simple products all need to be managed quickly and effectively. The solution offers speed, transparency and automation to maximise the profit in each transaction!


Caption: : Jason Garde, Optimus, Sean Bailey, 180 Degree Digital Print and Colin Garde, Optimus.


Telephone : (+27 11) 315 9130
Email :  optimus@optimus2020.com

See the original article and more from www.africaprint.com by clicking here

Screenline chooses Optimus dash Management Information System!

Established in 1971 and based in Newlands, Johannesburg and Cape Town; Screenline are known for  setting the highest of industry standards in producing Indoor and Outdoor Advertising, Vehicle Branding and Promotional Branding.  With high profile clients such as Coca Cola and South African Breweries, Screenline not only need to ensure they maintain the very highest quality of product production; but critically also the most efficient service.

The company was originally founded by Dick de Greef; and to this day Screenline retain strong family values within the business, with son Neil de Greef now running Screenline as General Manager and brother Nico as Marketing Manager.  By harnessing a mix of old and new technologies of screen and digital printing, the philosophy of the business has always been to re-invest in innovation and technology.

Neil de Greef realised that in order to maintain the excellent customer service which has built their strong brand and industry reputation, whilst also continuing to expand the business; that a new Management Information System was needed. Having conducted thorough worldwide research, Optimus dash was the clear winner!

Neil comments ‘With the variety of products produced using rigid and flexible substrates in many sizes up to super wide format and with multiple finishing options, Optimus dash proved to be the right choice. The huge flexibility of dash being able to manage any substrate and any process has meant that Screenline could fully utilise the fast production of quotations. Equally, having full transparency of the production process and the costs to be business has been invaluable. Our administrative processes are now streamlined, efficient and most importantly.. cost effective!’

The Screenline values shine through in all relationships whether supplier or customer and the Optimus approach of building partnerships with its clients also resonated with Neil. As Neil stated, ‘When introducing a new MIS, it is vital to engage the right partner; and for them to really get to know your business in order that they can make a valuable contribution. The Optimus South Africa team are always available and always happy to help. From the outset they became a valued partner, not just a supplier’.

For more informaton about Screenline go to www.screenline.co.za


FESPA 2013 Day Two

FESPA 2013 at the London Excel has been in full swing for two days now and its hot and getting hotter!

Our new stand at E3S is looking fantastic as you can see from the photo below with plenty of visitors keeping the Optimus team busy with demonstrations of our award winning MIS/ ERP and Web 2 Print solutions.

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The Optimus team managed to take some time out last night at the 02 Arena for dinner and on the way saw the impressive London sights from the Emirates AirLine Cable car which was built for the London 2012 Olympics.

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May we take this opportunity to thank all of our visitors for taking the time (and coping with the heat)  to visit us over the last two days.

There’s still plenty of time to come and see us if you haven’t done so yet as the show is open until 4:00pm on Saturday 29th June……. we look forward to seeing you there

Printing has changed……has your MIS kept up?

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Has your MIS kept up?

The print industry looks totally different than it did 5 years ago. MIS has changed too. Optimus can transform your workflow, helping you save time and make money.

Visit www.optimus2020.com
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