About us

Our history

AV Flexologic B.V. was set up in 1968-1969, officially registered as Anderson and Vreeland N.V. Holland on February 1st, 1969. The company was owned by Anderson and Vreeland Inc. In 1982, the companies separated and continued independently from each other. Since 2009, AV Flexologic is owned by the Otten family, with Piet Otten as head of the family business. Piet has over 25 years of experience in the flexographic industry, and is well known and trusted around the world.

With over 40 years of experience in the flexographic industry, AV Flexologic has always been on the edge of innovation, making it a global leader in high-end, high-precision, and high-quality flexo plate mounting equipment, plate making and supporting equipment. Through its history and thanks to its people and customers, AV Flexologic has become a leading manufacturer of high precision mounting equipment for the flexographic industry. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Our rewards

AV Flexologic invests in research and development in response to customers and market dynamics, cooperating with our customers and suppliers to deliver the best solutions for every system and budget.

Thanks to this approach we received worldwide recognition through the years:

  • 1988: AV Flexologic applied for a patent on the state-of-the-art mounting and proofing machine for wide web purposes.
  • AV Flexologic invented camera mounting, which now has been introduced by all our competitors.
  • 2005: AV Flexologic received the International Innovation Award 2005, sponsored by the EFIA (UK), for the Fully Automatic Mounting Machine (FAMM).
  • 2007: AV Flexologic won the Technical Innovation Award of North America’s FTA, also for the Fully Automatic Mounting Machine (FAMM).

Today, we have several patents for automatic mounting distortion compensation and overlay system.

Our mission towards a sustainable world

AV Flexologic is dedicated and committed to work in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. To preserve nature and to be conscious about the efficient use of materials are guidelines to our creations and new developments.

One result of this continuous thinking is the Cosmoline: a plate washing machine combined with Toyobo’s Cosmolight Water Washable Flexoplates, which are the first water wash flexo plates in the world. With these equipment, our customers can wash their flexo plates without using the usual chemical solvents which are harmful to health and environment. Cosmoline and Cosmolight Water Washable Flexoplates ensure healthy and environmentally friendly work conditions while at the same time being more cost effective and fast.

    Bruce Hinkel

    Bruce Hinkel

    Technical Sales Manager AV Flexologic Americas

    Bruce Hinkel, with AV Flexologic since December 2017, brings 25+ years of flexo experience to the Americas team. “I joined Team Americas to align my passion and experience with the incredible technology and people of AV Flexologic. The products speak for themselves in terms of innovation and productivity, but it was the ownership and fantastic people that was most attractive to me.” Bruce has held roles in his career ranging from sales, and leadership, to manufacturing, bringing this experience to his position as Technical Sales Manager for AVF Americas. “With Tech Sleeves added to our portfolio, we have powerful solutions for the Flexo Industry”

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    Nathan Rank

    Nathan Rank

    Technical Support / Project Manager AV Flexologic Americas

    Nathan Rank joined AV Flexologic in the fall of 2017. He has 21+ years of experience in the flexographic industry. He has held positions throughout his career in computer graphic design, production art, manufacturing, and management. Beyond support with our mechanical equipment and sleeve products, Nathan has a great understanding of the complete Flexographic process, from plate manufacture to print. “I joined the Americas team because of our cutting edge technologies and focus on the future of the industry” said Nathan about his new role. His role as Technical Support/Project Manager, allows for more interactive collaboration on individual challenges our customers may have.

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    Garrett Taylor

    Garrett Taylor

    Vice President AV Flexologic Americas

    Garrett Taylor comes to AV Flexologic with over 20 years of experience in the Flexographic Printing Industry. He is excited to be on board and he states "the draw to this company is the innovation that AV Flexologic has developed for the flexographic market. Garrett also states that “AV Flexologic has potential to continuously redefine the plate mounting market for not only today, but the years to come. “More importantly, our goal in the Americas is to be an outlet for the Flexographic Printer and to help them become more efficient through expertise that our team brings to the market”.

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