Allkotes buys Nautilus

Coating specialist Allkotes has purchased Nautilus Print Finishing, bringing both companies finishing capabilities together under one offering.

Former Nautilus owner John Warner will be joining the Allkotes team for the transition, training staff on how to use the equipment.

All the assets have made the move over to Allkotes site in Silverwater, with Darren Delaney, general manager, Allkotes, telling Australian Printer, “We think that John’s business not only compliments Allkotes, it provides a great fit. Being able to offer more processes under one roof can only be an advantage for our customers.

“The added equipment to our Allkotes business will allow us to offer half sheet size die cutting, various glueing techniques and double sided tape applications.

“Lead times are getting less and less, customers want jobs faster and cheaper, without an understanding of what is involved. By saving the time of sending jobs between different finishing houses, we can get the work completed faster for them, with less cost.

“We need to stick together and support our customers, giving them opportunities for the job to be completed by us, and then sent to the client or printer.

“There is a large percentage of customers from Nautilus that do use Allkotes, that may have their own finishing. For some customers it may still be faster for us to complete that work for them, and free up their personnel for other jobs.”

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