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Local licensee for DEK stencils

28 April 2010 News

Building on its comprehensive global stencil manufacturing base, DEK recently expanded the reach of its stencil operations by appointing Gauteng-based stencil specialist, Laser Stencil Technology (LST), as a new licensee. The LST manufacturing facility will serve the burgeoning South African region, which is home to many leading EMS and OEM firms.

Building on its comprehensive global stencil manufacturing base, DEK recently expanded the reach of its stencil operations by appointing Gauteng-based stencil specialist, Laser Stencil Technology (LST), as a new licensee. The LST manufacturing facility will serve the burgeoning South African region, which is home to many leading EMS and OEM firms.

The DEK stencil franchise and licence philosophy ensures that manufacturing is strategically positioned to serve local customers with advanced stencil production equipment, quick turnaround capabilities, superior personalised service and technical expertise. Locally owned and operated, the appointment of LST makes popular DEK stencil technologies such as the patented VectorGuard range even more accessible for customers in South Africa.

“Licensing our VectorGuard stencils to partners in various locations across the globe has effectively enabled us to expand our technology footprint, while allowing customers to manage their business locally,” explains global franchise and product manager, Michael Zahn. “It really is a win-win: superior quality and technical expertise are all consistently delivered, since we ensure all licence partners meet our exacting standards. As well as our market-leading technology, South African customers can now also enjoy the ‘round the corner’ mindset that comes with a local manufacturing relationship.”

Under the terms of the new agreement, LST is a licensee of DEK’s multi-award-winning VectorGuard stencil system, a frame and foil tensioning design that is recognised as a leading stencil technology. VectorGuard’s ease of use, improved print quality, high yield performance and reduced storage requirements are all advantages for customers and offerings exclusive to DEK VectorGuard licensees.



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