Since forming Graph Pak in January 2006 to focus on the distribution of packaging, printing and converting products, Tom Ralph has been going from strength to strength.
He has built an enviable list of sales distributorships over the years and as the list of prestigious agencies have grown, so too has he adjusted to and created even more room for expansion.
Testimony to the Graph Pak's initial success was its head office relocation from Queensland to Caringbah, New South Wales after only a year of operation. Without a doubt, this was a bold move. It was also a very clever one - not only has the company strengthened its positions in the bigger markets of Sydney and Melbourne, but it has also been offering a demonstration
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centre for suppliers to put their equipment through the paces in a live production style environment, for the last eight years.
Among Graph Pak's agencies is Autobond. This global leader manufactures laminators and Ink Jet Spot UV as well as all over UV coaters and offset. Since 2006 Graph Pak has installed over 100 Autobond machines across Australia and New Zealand.
In the bindery and post-press sector, offerings are from well-respected names such as Busch, Vacuumatic counting and batching equipment, Rima-System systems, rotary trimmers, compensating stackers, blocking units, log stackers and palletising robots, and leading strapping machinery supplier Transpak, Bespoke designer and manufacturer Schneider Senator provides guillotines and finishing automation, while D&K rounds out the agency list with an extensive range of smaller entry level laminating machinery.
Then, there are recent additions such as:
• Croatian company Azon's range of digital LED-UV promotional printers, which print on a wide range of materials and products such as wood and ceramic tiles, PVC, stone, paper bags, and 3Dobjects such as pens and iPhone covers. The printers are equipped with LED UV lamps which cures immediately and is ozone–free. Over the last three years, Graph Pak has installed over 40 printers.
• A brand new four year deal between technology company SBL Group (who specialise in auto die-cutting and creasing platens, foil stamping, high speed folding and gluing machines, die-making machines and precision scroll saw machines, and previously worked globally with Heidelberg for over a decade) which allows Graph Pak to start marketing new equipment and supplying spare parts and service for existing installations.
With services available throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, Graph Pak also sells second hand printing presses, bindery lines and packaging equipment.