The early years
– An innovative approach
In 1981 Thomas van den Oever, Printech founder and director had the futuristic vision of a market to sell alternative to new machinery in South Africa.
He established a factory that imported used Heidelberg printing presses and rebuilt them to an as-new condition. He then supplied these rebuilt presses to the local market at a more affordable price.
Within five years Printech became a formidable force in the printing industry, proving that a rebuilt press could perform as efficiently, last as long and produce the same quality as a new press and ensure substantial cost saving.
Building on the success of rebuilt printing presses, Printech followed through by securing new equipment agencies, for example KBA and Wholenberg, and adding new and second hand bindery equipment with great success to the product range.