Conway Machine is a leading supplier of aftermarket parts for die cutters and offset printers
CONWAY, AR, July 27, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Conway Machine, Inc. announced on Friday that they had reached an agreement with Australia-based SEAGA Group for exclusive distribution of Conway Machine products. Conway manufactures aftermarket spare parts for flatbed die cutters and offset printing presses, specializing in delivery gripper bars. They have been in business since 1972 and have built a world-renowned reputation for high quality parts at competitive prices.
SEAGA Group is based in West Heidelberg, Victoria with another location in New South Wales. SEAGA CEO Tony Foley, along with his son Anthony Foley, has built a strong reputation for quality spare parts and service in the die cutting and printing industry.
“Anthony initially approached me about working together,” Rachael Cox of Conway Machine said. “We were looking to expand our market reach in Australia. When the opportunity arose with SEAGA, we Conway Machine Announces Australia Distribution Agreement with SEAGA Group began to do our research. SEAGA turned out to be a great fit. They are partnered with some high-caliber companies like Heidelberg, CITO and Perivo. So, offering Conway products is a natural addition for their current customer base.”
“The agreement, which grants exclusive distribution rights to SEAGA Group for all of Australia, was signed in May and took immediate effect. Conway customers in Australia will not see any increased pricing but they may see shorter lead times and better shipping rates,” Cox said.
“Conway customers are industry-savvy and like to work with industry professionals who understand that quality of product and customer service is more important than branding. SEAGA Group is a family business like Conway. A lot of people in the Print & Packaging Industry get into the business through familial ties, so I like that we have the camaraderie of the family business dynamic,” Cox said.
“When you grow up in the business, you have a long-term view of the industry. You’re familiar with the players, and a lot of key persons know you and lead you in your career. It’s very valuable,” Cox said. “We expect great things from our partnership with SEAGA.”
Conway Machine, Inc. was formed in 1972 as a tool and die shop. We eventually began to produce replacement gripper bars for Bobst die cuttersin the late 1970s. By 1980, the tool and die division had been eliminated, and Conway Machine had begun its rise to be one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of aftermarket parts for the folding carton industry.
Conway Machine, Inc. provides gripper bars, sprockets, strip pins, KBA Planeta gripper barsand all related component parts of each item. All parts are manufactured on-site at Conway Machine’s USA facility, in adherence to strict OEM specifications.
In 2001, the Conway Manufacturing Group (dba Conway Machine) added a precision turning division through acquisition. Jet Machine is a high-tech precision component manufacturer and is a direct supplier to Original Equipment Manufacturers worldwide. Jet Machine serves several industries, most notably Defense & Aerospace and Medical Device Manufacturing.
Conway Machine added validity to our excellent quality reputation by becoming ISO 9001 series CERTIFIED in 2004. By adhering to the tenements of ISO 9001:2008, we expect to meet customer expectations and needs through continual improvement of the quality management system resulting in improved quality, cost, and delivery.
Conway Machine has been a proud member of the IADD since 2001 and has been a Conway Chamber member and an Arkansas State Chamber member since 2012.
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