Pronexos and Apex International join forces for the supply of advanced carbon fibre rollers


Almelo/Hapert, 1 March 2019. Pronexos and Apex combine their know-how and capacities in the field of advanced carbon fibre rollers.  A cooperation contract was signed at the Apex headquarters in Hapert, The Netherlands.  By teaming up both companies will put themselves in an even stronger position to jointly support their customers in the printing and packaging industries.

“Our companies complement each other perfectly” comments Pronexos Managing Director
Leon Lagendijk. “Pronexos is a leading supplier of advanced CFRP rollers and relies on 40 years of experience in quality carbon fibre products. Apex International is the international leader in Anilox and metering rolls and a top expert in the production of ceramic coated and laser engraved rolls for any purpose. Bringing these areas of expertise together forms a perfect fit.”

“The ever-growing market demand for lightweight and durable roll bodies in combination with the most accurate ceramic surface brought Pronexos and Apex International together” comments Ken Ralton – Owner of Apex International. “We have full confidence that the joint cooperation will be of additional value to the endusers in the printing and packaging industry”.

The new partnership can be seen as another example of the increasing trend towards the use of carbon fibre in the packaging and printing industries. Modern carbon rollers provide significant benefits over traditional steel rollers, such as improved productivity by increased speeds, energy saving thanks to reduced weight and easier handling for safe replacement.

Apex and Pronexos join forcesPicture From right to left: Leon Lagendijk (Managing Director Pronexos), Marian Waterschoot (CEO Apex International), Ken Ralton (Chairman Apex International), Matthé Tijssen (Global Procurement Officer Apex International), Remco Snik (R&D Manager Apex International), Jorn de Noord (Junior Sales Manager Pronexos), Philipp Kroschner (Sales Engineer Pronexos). 

Pronexos will attend ICE in Munich and interested parties in the high-tech Carbon Fiber rolls, can visit Stand 564 in Hall A6.


Apex International located in Hapert, The Netherlands, is the international leader in the production and supply of Anilox and metering rolls for the global printing industry. Apex has five production facilities on four continents and clients in more than 80 countries. Not only did Apex pioneer the original 60-degree hex-cell engraving and the patented GTT2.0® technology, but also enabled high-performance Flexo through advances in laser technology, ceramics, and metallurgy.

Pronexos is a leading supplier of high-quality carbon fibre products and specialist manufacturing services. With decades of experience in producing complex CFRP products, our expertise comprises engineering, design and series manufacturing. Our activities include: carbon fibre rollers for the paper, film/foil and converting industries as well as specialist manufacturing for the aerospace and semiconductor industries.

Mediacontact: Jeanine Graat - Marketing Manager, Apex Europe BV
Tel. 31 (0) 497 361 111 /

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