Edale Expands Its Distributor Network to France

Left to right: Stéphane Rateau, CEO of SMAG Graphique and James Boughton, Managing Director, Edale

Edale Expands Its Distributor Network to France

Edale are British manufacturers and engineers of world-class, tailor-made flexographic printing and converting solutions for the label and packaging industry.

Edale is delighted to announce the appointment of SMAG Graphique as their exclusive Edale distributor in France. Located in the south of Paris, SMAG Graphique, a division of SRAMAG, is a specialist in design, manufacturing, printing and converting solutions for labels and packaging. They are also known for their expertise in finishing and embellishing for digitally printed labels and flexible packaging including RFID/NFC tags, UHF, HF, and printed electronics.

Edale’s vision of expanding their global reach continues with this significant new alliance, enabling them to reach a wider market and be closer to customers through SMAG who have the local contacts, expertise, and knowledge.

James Boughton, Managing Director, Edale, comments: “We are very excited about our collaboration with SMAG. Their appointment supports our enduring vision to expand our global reach and to leverage local knowledge and expertise to provide the best possible services. SMAG Graphique has a strong reputation worldwide for sales and service, and we are confident that they will be an excellent partner for Edale.

Our vision is very much aligned as they embody the ethos we believe in, which is all about innovation, futureproofing our technology and customising solutions for our customers.

Being one of our closest neighbours, we see huge potential to establish the Edale brand in France, and we firmly believe that our FL range will give customers what they want: superior quality, innovative high performance, sophisticated, affordable label packaging presses and carton print and converting.

After-Sales service and support is a vital component of our brand, from initial build through to production and SMAG has experienced technical engineers who will be providing local installation, support and operator training. Together, we will give an extensive After-Sales service to ensure that all of our customers’ new investments are protected at all stages of life.”

Stéphane Rateau, CEO of SMAG Graphique comments: “We were interested in a new range of innovative printing and converting solutions bringing a whole new outlook to the industry, a differentiation, young and dynamic while having a solid experience of several decades.

Edale is a historic brand that is developing a new range on the French market with a fresh approach for the label market. We have met Edale on several occasions, and we felt that 2021 was the right time to form our new partnership. We were impressed with the quality, the integrity of the products and the breadth of the range.

Many companies selling printing and converting machines rely on their manufacturing know-how to produce some of their most complex machines. We are delighted to have found a company that has values ​​similar to ours.

This is a new adventure that excites us, and we look forward to introducing our customers to Edale and its FL range in the coming weeks.”

 Notes to Editors

Edale is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high technology, narrow, mid-web flexographic and digital printing presses and converting equipment.

With 75 years’ experience in the printing and packaging industry, Edale applies its award-winning renowned British design and engineering expertise to provide equipment that helps customers to deliver quality products day-in, day-out, enhancing image, reputation, and profitability.

Edale provides a range of standard equipment and bespoke solutions to customers around the world. Edale’s expertise in web transport for single-pass inkjet has facilitated technology customers to commercialise their innovations with the essential features and necessary standards demanded by the packaging industry. Together with leading partners and an enviable distribution and service network, Edale continually assesses market and customer needs to ensure machines are fully upgradeable to stay ahead of the changing demands.

For further information, contact: Nicola Reynolds, Edale Ltd T: +44 (0) 1489 569 250 E: marketing@edale.com