Printcafe Scores in Latin America

Editorial Padilla of Dominican Republic signs deal for Spanish version of print management system

Pittsburgh  November 26, 2002  Print industry solution provider Printcafe Software made its first foray into Latin America this week with the announcement that Editorial Padilla, C.por A., Dominican Republic, a leading commercial printer in the region, has signed an agreement to license a Spanish version of the provider's Hagen OA print management system.

Formed in 1964, Editorial Padilla is a large sheetfed and web gravure printing company with over 220 employees. The company specializes in producing labels, folding cartons and flexible packages for a client base of corporate customers that includes Pepsi, Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola and others.

According to Printcafe, Hagen OA will form the business information infrastructure of Editorial Padilla, from estimating and costing functions to scheduling, order fulfillment and accounting. The addition of Printcafe's Auto-Count direct machine interface solutions will link the business and production processes together and automatically deliver information from the shop floor to the management system.

"We can now standardize all the departments in our facility on one integrated system," said Fernando Leon, president of Editorial Padilla. "Our staff will be able to access accurate information at any stage of the job. This will eliminate double entry and make our company operate more efficiently."

Commenting on Printcafe's plans for the region, Jeffrey White, director of international and central US region sales for the solution provider, said, "The Latin American printing market is growing rapidly and it is our objective to increase the penetration of Hagen OA in this emerging market."