The early years
– An innovative approach
In 1981 Thomas van den Oever, Printech founder 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 Koenig & Bauer and Wholenberg, and adding new and second hand bindery equipment with great success to the product range.