Durst and OMET to strengthen distributor relationship in North America

The Durst/OMET USA Sales Team.
The Durst/OMET USA Sales Team.

Effective today, Durst and OMET will form a strategic partnership in North America that allows OMET exclusive access for sales of the Durst Tau product line, with full implementation expected by Label Expo Americas 2018 event date (September 25-27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago), where the new Tau 330 RSC will be showcased as a stand-alone label press system, as well as inline with the new OMET XJet digital-flexo hybrid press.

Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas.

The new partnership will provide label printers with extended engineering capabilities, added services and combined digital and flexo printing expertise from a single source. “Furthermore, the combined efforts are a natural fit of two premier brands, extend the reach of both companies in North America, and by utilizing OMET’s Chicago, Illinois office, will provide a convenient central location for customer demonstrations and faster sample turnaround times,” the companies added. Durst has appointed Richard Thomas, formerly Business Development Manager for the North American Label Segment, as the newly titled Director of North American Digital Business Initiative for Labels and Package Printing.

Claudio Semenza.
Claudio Semenza.

“We’re delighted to expand our collaboration with OMET,” said Helmuth Munter, Global Segment Manager for Labels & Package Printing at the Durst Group. “Bringing together our know-how and market expertise provides increased value for our customers and accelerates the digitization of the label and packaging market.”

Claudio Semenza, OMET Americas Sales Director, added: “OMET is excited about the collaboration with Durst. “This partnership allows us to offer a complete system of printing solutions to our customers in North America. The interest in digital printing is growing quickly and OMET Americas has the right answers for the market.”

Durst is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies with an 80-year history of innovation. The OMET Group (Lombardy, Italy), with its companies OMET SRL, O-PAC and subsidiaries in China, Spain, United States and Czech Republic, is one of the most dynamic industrial organizations worldwide, and employs 600 people.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.