Grafotec was founded in 1990 by a group of visionary entrepreneurs led by Mr. Marcelo Belden Rangel.
Although it started as a small company, Grafotec soon grew to become the largest graphic arts company in northern Mexico.
Starting with modest-sized flatbed printing projects, in 1994 Grafotec ventured into the high-quality color printing business, which led to the acquisition of suitable machinery aimed to achieve excellent results, in addition to equipment for peripheral support in prepress and finishes.
In 1996 new modern facilities were built to continue the optimization and efficiency of processes and sustain the accelerated growth.
In the year 2000 the company entered the graphic telecommunications and technology markets, which prompted a new investment in adequate technologies to provide solutions to our clients.
By the year 2004, Grafotec had become the leader in its field, having among its clients some
of the most prestigious firms in the telecommunications business.
2005 marked a milestone in the company’s history, as it decided to take part in the offset rotary printing market. This market, while strongly represented in other parts of Mexico, was not that strong in the northern states of the country.
Rotary printing in Grafotec started with two Heidelberg-Harris 1000B printers. The first one began operations in October of that same year, while the second one in early 2006. As a result, peripheral processes were greatly pushed forward to support our printing capabilities.
Since then, two more rotary printers have been acquired to increase the penetration in the newspaper market and others that require larger print runs, as well as to support those segments in which Grafotec had previously been active.
In late 2005, Grafotec took the challenge of providing not only the printing solutions for one of the company’s most important clients, but also its production of boxes made of micro corrugated and foldable cardboard.
This area is in full production since 2006, and a new plant was built specifically to hold the new equipment as well as the processes required to meet with this and many other clients’ needs, given the initial installed capacity.
In this new plant, we are also installing machinery to duplicate the processes of the first plant, aiming to duplicate our capacity while avoiding issues regarding the delivery of our products
due to equipment malfunctions or the absence of power.
Another objective set since the year 2000 was to export the majority of our production. Today,
we are proud to say that over 80% of our production is exported to international markets,
directly or indirectly.
In order to satisfy our clients’ needs, we have opened distribution centers in Reynosa, Tamaulipas and in Dallas, Texas. We are currently working to open three new centers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexicali and Tijuana.
Also, we have developed a logistics department capable of efficiently delivering our products
to the different destinations required by our clients.
Currently, we are distinguished for being an agile company that anticipates the needs of its clients and the market as a whole through the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment,
the integral training of our personnel, and all of this with the satisfaction of our clients in mind.