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Company History

1946

Mark Andrews, Sr. (1904-1980), builds the first Mark Andy tape press in his basement machine shop, located in Kirkwood, Missouri

1950's

The company begins manufacturing narrow web presses; designing rotary die cutting and converting equipment for pressure-sensitive papers

1960's-70’s

Mark Andy brings in-line flexographic printing presses to the label marketplace; introducing the consolidated 800 Series

 

Mark Andy moves to Chesterfield, Missouri (1979)

1980's

Mark Andy revolutionizes the print workflow with Quick Change (QC) technology

 

The 2000 Series press is launched

1990’s

Mark Andy Inc. is acquired by Dover Corporation

 

Mark Andrews, Sr. receives the Label Industry Man of Achievement Award (1997)

 

FTA Innovation Award is presented to Comco (1999)

Early 2000's

In 2001 Mark Andy Inc. acquires Comco (est. 1970) and UVTechnology, expanding the company's capabilities in narrow web printing and UV curing

 

Mark Andy achieves its ISO-9001 certification

 

Mark Andy LP3000 and XP5000 presses are introduced

 

Mark Andy VSR product line is launched, expanding the product offering of the brand to include inspection and rewind solutions

2006

Mark Andy Inc. receives the 2006 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its innovative solutions and contributions in the field of RFID

 

Mark Andy Is awarded the FlexoTech Innovation Award

 

Comco C2 is introduced

 

Mark Andy, Inc. is acquired by Morgenthaler Partners and Mark Andy management

2007

MAX dedicated service and support team is formed

2008

Comco C1 brings new applications capabilities to the narrow web market

 

UVTechnology is rebranded as UVT - The Future of UV Curing

 

Mark Andy Inc. is acquired by American Industrial Partners (AIP) and MAI Holdings

 

Mark Andy Inc. acquires Rotoflex International (est. 1973), substantially expanding its brand portfolio to include the world's most recognized brand of inspection and rewind solutions

2009

Mark Andy Performance Series P7 is introduced, providing even faster changeovers and superior print quality to converters worldwide.

2010

Mark Andy Inc. acquires Arpeco and integrates its line of inspection/rewind equipment into its globally successful Rotoflex brand offering

 

The highly successful Mark Andy Performance Series product line is expanded, introducing the P5 and P3 models to the industry.

2011

Mark Andy receives the 2011 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its revolutionary Performance Series press technology.