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Archive 2014

May 2014


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Sandon Global have celebrated winning the Gold Award for Supplier of the Year at the 2014 EFIA awards by thanking our customers for their support with the front page of Flexo Tech magazine.

Please click on the links below to view our article which discusses our growth, continued investment and commitment to quality.




April 2014



Sandon Global have pleasure in announcing the appointment of Andreas Willeke as Sales manager for Germany. This is part of Sandon Global’s international business growth strategy culminating in the recent formation of Sandon Global GmbH.

Andreas brings with him to the business 15 years of experience in the print industry and this appointment will further strengthen the existing high technical capability that already exists at the company. Andreas commenced his employment with the company on the 3rd March 2014 and completed his rigorous training of the innovative products that Sandon Global have to offer their customers over the first few weeks.

John Millington – Managing Director commented:  “Andreas’s  appointment is further evidence of the commitment that the company has with regards to its strategic  future growth and in particular the German market. His knowledge, experience and technical capability will demonstrate to our existing and potential customers our continued commitment in supporting their business and future needs.

Sandon Global have a reputation worldwide for its high quality products and service and Andreas’s appointment can only further improve and enhance our position as a leading manufacturer of Laser Engraved Ceramic Anilox”.

March 2014


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Leading Anilox roll manufacturer, Sandon Global Engraving Ltd. has been awarded the prestigious ‘Gold Award by EFIA as Supplier of the Year at the recent Print award ceremony.

This is the second time in four years that the company have won this prestigious award, previously winning it in 2011, silver in 2013 and now Gold again in 2014. The award honours companies nominated as ‘Supplier of Choice’ by EFIA members.

“Winning the Gold Award for the second time in four years is an outstanding achievement for our company when you consider the quality of the other nominees and we would like to give a very big thank you to all of our customers who showed their confidence in our products and services by voting for us.” said Managing Director, John Millington. “These awards are testament to our products and highlight the fact that we continue to offer a first class product and value added service to all of our customers. We could not have achieved this without the dedicated team of people that support our customers from sales through to manufacturing and customer service.”

The EFIA Annual Print Awards competition offers participating companies the opportunity to gain public recognition of their achievements and demonstrate the outstanding degree of excellence the flexographic printing process has achieved.

Established in 2004, Sandon Global manufactures high quality laser engraved ceramic coated anilox and gravure rolls for the flexographic printing industry. The company serves an international market and has rapidly established itself as a key supplier to both privately owned and blue chip printing and packaging groups globally. The company boasts to be the only manufacturer worldwide that manufactures all aspects of its product at its plant in Runcorn. The company also offers a full engineering service for both repairing rolls and sleeves as well as developing new concepts in roll and sleeve technologies.


March 2014


Mike Foote

It is with both sadness and regret that Sandon Global announces the sudden death of its Southern Sales Manager, Mike Foote on the 13th March 2014. Mike leaves three children, Christopher, Stuart and Lauren and a new born grandson, Ethan. 

Mike had worked in the print Industry for almost 30 years having been previously employed by Union Carbide as well as a number of other companies Involved in the Flexographic Print Industry.  He had been employed by Sandon Global for the last 8 years and was an integral part of the development; growth and success of the business

Mike will be sadly missed by all of his colleagues and customers who he had a close business relationship and friendship with over a number of years. Mike had a vast experience and a great reputation for his honesty and integrity.

Mike was a genuinely good person inside and outside of work, someone who could be trusted and was known in his circle of friends in Swindon, Wiltshire as Nice Mike. That sums up his character and the way he lived his life.

In appreciation for all the hard work that Mike gave to the company over the years we are posthumously dedicating to his memory the recent EFIA  ’Gold Award’ presented to us for ‘Supplier of the Year’. 

February 2014



Leading Anilox roll manufacturer Sandon Global has announced the installation of its fifth thermal fibre optic laser supplied by ALE. The investment has been made due to the company’s global success. Over the last eighteen months Sandon Global has continued to grow strongly propelled by customer interest in our innovative products, consistency, quality, delivery and service.

The laser which employs the latest technological advances will increase the company’s laser engraving capacity in order to continue our support of their increasing customer base. The system uses new materials and technologies in beam delivery optics that refine the laser beam and consequently improve its delivery. This will therefore aid the consistency and subsequent quality of anilox engravings at higher screen counts.

“We have been working in partnership with ALE on concepts in laser technology to meet our high demands for some time” said Managing Director, John Millington. “The new laser will give us the ability to carry out some exciting new product developments. Sandon Global are determined to constantly evolve engraving concepts through on-going experimentation. The fifth laser is crucial in driving these latest developments by utilising its technological advancements and also increasing our capacity so that we can dedicate increasing time to research and development. The new laser will be capable of producing a greater latitude of engravings aiming to increase line counts whilst maintaining greater volume capability than previously available”.

The installation is instrumental in the company’s determination to innovate and further the concepts of Laser engraving, bringing not just marketing hype but live engravings that can improve quality, consistency, print latitude and essentially offer the potential to its customers to improve efficiency and effectively increase their bottom line.

Millington concludes “The new laser represents a major investment for the company and demonstrates it’s continued investment program at a time when the global economy is in recovery. We are very confident in the future of the flexographic industry and will continue to support its success and progress”.

Sandon Global have ordered their sixth thermal fibre optic laser which will be commissioned in August.

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