THUNDERBOLT NEWS

Vulcan blankets help CTP Carton & Label – Johannesburg

26.06.2019 Trelleborg’s Vulcan technology helps rapidly growing South African packaging print business meet innovation and production efficiency challenges. The Vulcan Zenith printing blankets from Trelleborg’s printing solutions operation are helping South Africa’s CTP printing group deliver increasingly complex packaging solutions for its blue chip customer-base and improve its own print production efficiency. Rapidly growing demand…

Rotatek and Thunderbolt sign exclusive partnership.

06.08.2019 On the 26th April 2019, the Spanish company Rotatek Machinery appointed Thunderbolt Solutions as the sole distributor of its range of web presses in the Southern African region. Sales Director for Rotatek – Stephan Bucaille signed the agreement with Thunderbolt’s Wayne Stevens. We look forward to a long and happy business relationship!!

A South African First!!

06.08.2019 Thunderbolt Solutions recently completed the first Muller Martini Inspect on a Kolbus KM 411 perfect binding line in Africa. Our client is very happy with the results from this inspection and has commissioned us to do all the remedial work to increase the levels of productivity and safety on this machine. Contact us on…

Screen announces South African sales partnership with Thunderbolt Solutions

29.07.2019 Screen announced today that it has put a partnership agreement in place with South African reseller, Thunderbolt Solutions. The agreement encompasses distribution of Screen’s flagship Truepress Jet520HD high-definition inkjet web press, which Screen recently announced has shipped over 100 units. “Thunderbolt Solutions was founded in 1999 and provides a vast array of services across…

The New Vareo Fills Order Books

26.09.2018 Following the installation of a Muller Martini Vareo perfect binder at the beginning of this year, Tandym Print, located in Cape Town, South Africa, has seen a noticeable increase in digital print orders. Traditional print products and package printing for the food industry still make up the lion’s share of Tandym Print’s printing volume.…

Screen Agency

BREAKING NEWS!!! Thunderbolt Solutions has been chosen to represent and distribute Screen prepress systems in Southern Africa with immediate effect. Screen has been the worlds leading manufacturer of Computer to Plate systems for the past 12 years and has more than 22 000 engines in service at present. This is proud moment for us all…

Muller Martini and Kolbus Set the Strategic Course for Their Future

Muller Martini takes over the perfect binding and bookline business from Kolbus. This includes also the service and spare parts business for all Kolbus bookbinding systems installed worldwide. Kolbus sets the focus on the packaging and case making business, parts manufacturing and the foundry business. “Structural change has changed the graphic arts industry in recent…

Jules Dietz from Muller Martini visits SA

Muller Martini Sales Director for Africa – Jules Dietz  visited us at Thunderbolt Solutions in Cape Town and Johannesburg in January 2018. We had successful meetings with strategic partners and Jules concluded important sales training courses with the Thunderbolt team during his stay. Thanks for your time and effort Jules. We look forward to some…

Muller Martini Stitcher head identification

Over the years Muller Martini have increased the output speeds of their saddel stitching machines. In so doing the stitcher heads have to been improved to match speed requirements of the machines. They to have been redisigned to aid in the quick setup ands changeover of differnet production formats.   We will in this short…

Tips and tricks on maintaining Stitching Heads.

Maintenance – Lubrication and Cleanliness One of the biggest performance let downs on a modern high speed saddle stitcher is the actual stitching head maintenance. Poor maintenance will result in failure of the heads ability to feed the wire and resulting not only down time from a damaged stitcher head but in the decollating and…

Pressroom chemistry – DC DruckChemie and Thunderbolt – the right solution

To say that the market for pressroom chemistry is flooded might be a bit too much of a pun, but the analogy is fair nonetheless. There are numerous suppliers all vying for market share. Quality is more involved than simply ensuring the chemistry does the job. It is for this reason that Gundela Penz, Export…

Kodak and Novus Holdings celebrates biggest KODAK PROSPER Technology Installation in the Southern Hemisphere at Drupa 2016

KODAK PROSPER 6000C Press and seven KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems will “change the face of publishing in South Africa”, enabling customer to expand service offering DUSSELDORF, GERMANY, Thursday, June 09, 2016 Kodak today celebrated its biggest KODAK PROSPER Technology deal in the Southern Hemisphere with South African Print Service Provider (PSP), Novus Holdings, formerly…
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