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PTi Announces Exclusive Distributorship of Helios Slitters

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Mon, May 6th 2024 02:00 pm
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PTi Announces Exclusive Distributorship of Helios Slitters


AURORA, IL., May 3, 2024 – Elio Cavagna S.R.L., Helios Slitting, Galgagnano LO, Italy and Processing Technologies International, LLC, Aurora, IL have announced an exclusive distributorship agreement to supply slitters, parts, service and support to the United States and Canada. 


The agreement focuses on providing sales, support and services for slitter and related components for plastic sheet applications, but it is likely to grow into additional support for the paper industry.   This unique synergy and local hub for vital processing components provides a mutually beneficial value-added provision in terms of timely product availability that would otherwise take several weeks to months to fulfill through overseas negotiations.  Furthermore, PTi Aftermarket, Customer Service and Process Technicians have been thoroughly trained on the product features, uses, and installation methods, which in turn can be relayed to onsite personnel via training or phone support.  


Headquartered and founded in Italy in 1976, Helios has been operating in the cutting sector, specializing in shear, razor and pressure cutting systems and offering smart solutions for edge trim, central and multiple cut modules, fast man, and knife position displays and operator interfaces.  The areas of application are wide-ranging, mainly in flexible coil or sheet material. 


According to Helios president, Attilio Cavagna, the agreement not only signifies a local presence in the United States and Canada, but will result in improved ease of sales, distribution and product expertise and customer satisfaction.  According to PTi president, Dana Hanson, having the ability to quickly provide slitters, parts, service, support and training on components that are integrated into plastic sheet extrusion lines will allow us to better serve our mutual customer base and further enhance our Aftermarket product mix. Commercial terms and conditions of the agreement were not released.


Photographs above show Helios slitters integrated into a PTi Accumulator, located within the Technology Development Center (TDC) of PTi’s facility in Aurora IL.


Attilio Cavagna, president of Helios Slitting and Gary Kemp, Aftermarket Sales and Services Director of PTi, seen in image two, are excited to be working together exclusively to provide the necessary distribution and support for Helios slitters for sheet extrusion. 


About Processing Technologies International, LLC (PTi)

Processing Technologies International, LLC, based in Aurora, Ill. Established in 1988, PTi is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery. PTi designs, manufactures and services precision equipment that converts filled and unfilled resins into sheet for a broad range of end-use markets including packaging, construction, automotive, lawn and garden, office products, signage and displays, and appliances. PTi’s extrusion systems are engineered to exacting standards and offer an exceptional range of design features resulting in superior equipment performance, while producing the highest quality sheet industry wide. More information is available by calling (630) 585-5800 or visit www.ptiextruders.com

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Kathleen Flannery

PTi Processing Technologies International, LLC


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