JAKARTA — Teko Tinting and Engineering, the Asia-based member of the Inkmaker Group, has launched its XCELR8 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The XCELR8, which premiered just three months ago in Malaysia, was originally planned for the Indonesian market in the first quarter of 2021, but due to increased market demand, plans were brought forward.

“We expected to receive a good response from the XCELR8, as it incorporates many R.O.I features that clients have been requesting. And being powered by our partner, FFM and their top-selling X-Series, it combines the latest in Industry 4.0 technology. Since our launch in Kuala Lumpur in mid-August, other than selling well in Malaysia, we started receiving many requests from neighboring Indonesia, which necessitated us to review our initial planned launch date,” said Luca Pignatti, Area Sales Manager, Teko Tinting and Engineering.

Teko has maintained a strong market presence in Southeast Asia since 2013. Supplying leading ink, coating and chemical manufacturers with the latest equipment — in dispensers, mixers, software and accessories — its technology fully integrates and configures all tools to work in unison. “It was a natural progression to evolve this concept to the next level, by providing a total solution that could accelerate our clients’ business growth. It is from this rationale of acceleration that the XCELR8 was born,” continued Luca. “Our all-inclusive tinting solutions, consisting of any FFM X-Series or HA-Series dispenser, Teko-designed AVR, tested computer and Teko-software suite, allow any paint manufacturer to accelerate the expansion of their tinting network by knowing the TCO (total cost of ownership) in advance to obtain optimum performance.”

The extensive solution boasts several new features, including a sturdy, user-friendly design and Industry 4.0-compliant software suite running FFM Prisma Pro 2 and Teko Service App (part of the Teko R8-Kit). The FFM equipment is designed for self-diagnostic, due to an extended array of on-board sensors and a customizable software suite, that communicates directly with the Teko Support Team through the Internet. The solution can also be configured to customizable specifications.

“The XCELR8 is the top of its league in POS tinting solutions. Its features, such as giving paint manufacturers the ability to efficiently allocate the exact budget they need to expand their tinting network, have resulted in making it a market favorite. We are confident that, with its remote support features, the Indonesian market will welcome a total-solutions concept like this, especially during these times of distance working and limited travel,” said Roberto Guerra, CEO Asia, Inkmaker Group.