Company profile

Who we are and what we do

The industrial printing and converting markets are increasingly service-driven and regulated. Quality must be assured through the value chain. There is no time to lose and no room for error. That’s why GSE’s dispensing and software solutions have proven critical for controlling and simplifying processes wherever ink and coatings are handled.

Headquartered in Brummen, the Netherlands, GSE is a producer of robust, fast and smart dispensing equipment, software and services for managing ink, paste and coating products throughout the production workflow.

Our solutions are keeping printers and manufacturers ahead of the competition in markets like packaging, labels, textiles, wallpaper and coating, by:

  • driving waste and waiting time out of processes
  • assuring accurate, repeatable colour quality
  • reducing the environmental footprint
  • accelerating response times and decision-making.

With 45 years of experience, we have an installed base of more than 2000 automatic dispensers and software packages at factories in 90 countries. We are supported by a global network of sales, service and supply chain partners.

Competences

More than the sum of the parts…

In nearly five decades of operation, GSE has developed competences that not only build innovative solutions but directly benefit its customers.

These competences mean that GSE – and its solutions – are greater than the sum of its parts. Our success is built on the excellence of our people, our products and our processes. These combine to deliver precision-engineered dispensing systems and software solutions that stand the test of time. GSE software simplifies the workflow and integrates operations.

Everything we do is driven by our commitment to helping our customers through the efficient control and management of ink and coatings.

Robust solutions – standard and customized

Our products are fast, accurate and robust. They are also easy to use, clean and maintain.

We recognize that not all customer requirements are standard. The architecture of our equipment and software is modular. This means we can provide customized solutions to meet your special application, output, space or budgetary requirements –  with short lead-times. These can include ATEX-compliant, large-volume solvent ink dispensing systems.

In our work, we balance the performance of pneumatics, electronics, software and computer control with the mechanics of fluid flow dynamics. As a result, many of our machines are still delivering value after more than 20 years of operation.

In-house IT for innovation

GSE’s IT-department comprises an experienced software development team. Its modular software innovations are setting the standard for managing ink to ensure fast response, waste elimination and quality assurance for all our customers.

Our flagship GSE Ink manager takes ink management beyond simply colour on-demand. Its suite of optional packages simplifies and automates processes in the converter’s workflow, speeding up decision-making with real-time management reports, and providing quality and safety assurance with batch traceability.

We also develop bespoke web-based integration packages for ink manufacturers, so their customers can become more efficient. Examples include software for automating ink logistics and recipe management – remotely accessible from anywhere, on any device.

Support – what you need when you need it

At GSE, we know that every second of your production time counts. Our support network of engineers, IT service personnel and global network of agents are there to ensure smooth installation, commissioning and operation. Whether you need a fast response to queries, training programmes or consultancy – we are there to make sure you get maximum value from your ink logistics investment throughout its lifetime.

R&D – because things can always be improved

GSE works together as a close team, supporting each other to support you. We are continually looking for ways to improve your performance and experience.

We have spent more than 45 years listening to our customers to understand their work and their challenges. Like your business, ours has evolved over time and our search to help you find new and better ways of doing things continues. We regard our customers as long-term partners, as we work together towards common goals.

Project management: smooth, fast installations for multiple and single-site operations

GSE offers the fastest delivery times in the marketplace. Our state-of-the-art resource planning infrastructure and modular product architecture enable us to plan, coordinate and execute swift and smooth installations – whether it’s at multiple locations for a global converter, or a single-site operation of a small-medium enterprise.

Excellence in people, products and process: Milestones in GSE’s story

What we can do for you today is built on what we learned yesterday:
2021

Continuing

Continuing

Partnerships with leading ink suppliers and co-suppliers for optimal colour preparation and control.

A commitment to Lean Manufacturing, continuous improvement, problem-solving and approach to the “eight wastes”

2020

Partnership with HAN University

Partnership with HAN University

Partnership with HAN University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands for implementing Lean and continuous improvement programmes.

Successful installations – during lockdown – of a large-scale dispensing system at a major Russian corrugated converting plant, a flexible packaging printer in Brazil and a market-leading American textile printer. Local service representatives trained remotely by GSE to finalize commissioning.

2019

GSE wins regional Smart Manufacturing award

GSE wins regional Smart Manufacturing award

GSE praised for digitalization as regional winner of the Netherlands’ annual ‘Smart Manufacturing’ award.

All machine controls move to Windows 10 software platform, future-proofing GSE’s solutions.

2017

GSE Ink manager sees the light

GSE Ink manager sees the light

The game-changing GSE Ink manager (GIm) software is introduced to provide information for lean and smart control of ink management and printing operations.

2016

Multi-site installation of 16 dispensers in 4 months

Multi-site installation of 16 dispensers in 4 months

Production and installation of 16 dispensing systems at 16 sites in four months for a global packaging company.

2014

ERP implementation

ERP implementation

Installation of an internal Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) to enable smart customization and quick response manufacturing.

2011

Perfect Proofer introduction

Perfect Proofer introduction

Introduction of the Perfect Proofer, providing fast accurate near-line colour proofing, speeding up colour-matching for flexo printers.

2008

GSE presents the new Colorsat Compact

GSE presents the new Colorsat Compact

Introduction of the Colorsat Compact 34 at drupa 2008, offering a fast solution capable of handling two ink sets. With the Compact, GSE introduces a new product family with a modular design architecture, enabling rapid configuration of solutions – even for custom installations.

2007

Launch of the Colorsat Match

Launch of the Colorsat Match

GSE introduces the Colorsat Match at Labelexpo Europe, setting the standard in automatic dispensing for narrow web printers.

2006

Management buy-out

Management buy-out

Establishment of GSE B.V. following a management buyout from Stork Prints (now known as SPGPrints)

2004

Introduction of the “plug& play” Colorsat Slim

Introduction of the “plug& play” Colorsat Slim

Introduction of the “plug & play” Colorsat Slim dispenser, offering the first affordable solution for small to medium-sized wide-web printers.

2000

Acquisition by Stork

Acquisition by Stork

GSE becomes part of the Stork Prints group. Global support network is strengthened.

1998

Introduction of Windows-based ink management software

Introduction of Windows-based ink management software

The first high-speed, accurate dispensing systems with Windows-based IMS software that could be controlled from a PC is introduced. This brings substantial process improvements in the ink kitchen while ensuring instant response rates for precision management.

1996

Integration of GSE and Klieverik

Integration of GSE and Klieverik

Integration of dispensing activities of GSE and Klieverik in Brummen.

1992

Acquisition of Klieverik B.V.

GSE acquires Dutch competitor Klieverik B.V.

1985

GSE introduces automated dispensing to the packaging industry

GSE introduces automated dispensing to the packaging industry

Introduction of automatic dispensing to the packaging industry under the GSE brand

1981

The world’s first automatic gravimetric dispenser

The world’s first automatic gravimetric dispenser

Introduction of the world’s first automatic gravimetric dispensing system. Partnership with Stork to market this IPS (Integrated Paste System) in the textile printing industry.

1975

Foundation by Jan Gerritse

Foundation by Jan Gerritse

GSE (Gerritse Systems Engineering) is founded by Jan Gerritse.

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