(L-R) Mike Lines, managing director at Draychem, and Nigel Watson, Apex sales manager, UK & Ireland


Providing a complete hardware and maintenance supply service to the printing industry in Great Britain, Apex International has joined forces with Draychem.

Apex manufactures and supplies anilox rollers for the label, flexible packaging, corrugated, offset and industrial coating industries. Headquartered in Hapert, near Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the company has regional facilities in Brazil, India, Italy and North America.

Bas van der Poel, technical sales director at Apex commented, ‘With their proven high level of service and development of a long-term presence in the industry, Draychem is an ideal partner. We are a global player in the industry, but providing premium local service through experienced and well-qualified representatives is our top priority.’

Draychem is a long-established manufacturer and supplier of maintenance chemicals and deep cleaning services to the print industry in the UK. Established in 1989 by managing director Mike Lines, the company has a track record for new product development in the field of print quality and onsite maintenance. It is also now the appointed Apex agent in Ireland for sales of anilox rolls/sleeves and glue sets.

Mike Lines of Draychem is delighted with the collaboration, ‘Apex manufactures the best anilox rollers in the world, and we provide the best maintenance service in the UK. Printers in Great Britain will benefit immensely from this stellar combination.’