I recently took a trip to Holland and spent a couple of days with our European Sales Manager, Martin van Golen visiting a few of his customers. Due to circumstances everyone is aware of, trips like this haven’t been possible in recent years. In May 2022, we were able to meet up for FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin, which was a great opportunity to chat with our European customers but unfortunately there wasn’t much time to talk in detail with colleagues.
First on the list was Netherlands based printer, PPP Nederland who have done numerous installations using Contra Vision material. Most recently they printed a series of transit graphics for De Museumfabriek which is a museum in Enschede, in the Netherlands. I met with the Director and Owner of PPP, Rogier Schrijer and we discussed how we can make a difference with the materials we use and where they end up after they have been utilized.
Rogier is a keen sustainability advocate and has developed his own relationships with a recycling company in the Netherlands, where he sends off-cuts and liners to be reconstituted as additives in cement. He is doing what he can to share this with the FESPA network in the country, to enable other printers to make use of this facility.
He was interested to hear about the LCA model we had done to promote the energy saving benefits of using Contra Vision on vehicles and he plans to use this data to encourage transit wrapping in Dutch cities. It was great to meet someone who is not only passionate about the way he runs his business but also about green initiatives, investment in new printers and techniques to keep his business growing and at the forefront of the industry.