Owner and head engineer Dou Fourie started Widasla Technologies in 2005 at the tender age of 24 years old. As an energetic, young and driven engineer Dou was dettermined to make a success of his new venture. Starting of as purely a service based engineering company Widasla Technologies soon grew from strength to strength.
Widasla Technologies first customer base was predominantly linked to smaller print shops in the Pretoria area due to Dou’s vast experience on the Heidelberg SM 74’s. Widasla 1st big breakthrough in the South African market came with the installation of the first Heidelberg SM 74-8 in South Africa at CPD in Pretoria in earley 2006.
At the beginning of 2007 Widasla did its biggest factory move to date. Moving the whole of Capture Press into the then Powerhouse of print in Pretoria Durant & Viljoen. The factory move consisted of 1 x SM 75-5L 2006,SM52-5L 200y, 3xPolar Guillotine’s, 3xHeidelberg Cylinders and 2xHD Plattens. This was all moved and installed and all in full production in just 11 days. This changed the future for this small Engineering company. After this Widasla got many more first for the African continent.
Completely rebuilding and installing the very first 2 x Heidelberg SM 102-10 CP2000 machines with Cutstar reel sheeters at Shereno Printers in Boksburg in 2007 and 2008 respectively was just the start. Installing the 3rd Heidelberg SM 102-10 col on the African continent at Mailtronic in JHB in 2009 made Widasla Technologies one of the biggest players in the Heidelberg long perfector market today. To put the cherry on the cake Widasla Technologies also completely rebuild and installed the only Heidelberg SM 102-12 col to hit the African shore line in 2012 at Shereno printers in Boksburg. This cemented Widasla Technologies as one of South Africa ‘s premier Printers Engineering Company’s.
At that stage Dou decided that the company should grow even further and start importing and exporting Printing presses. Teaming up with on of the world’s largest 2nd hand dealers in the form of BBR Graphics in th UK made all the difference. Widasla made it’s 1st breakthrough in the selling market by selling Mailtronic its 1st 2x Heidelberg M600 web presses and this was only the beginning of big things to come.
Since 2013 Widasla has bought and exported in excess of 20 machines in the South African market and has sold and installed 5 presses into the difficult and struggling South African market. So if you in the market to buy or sell a press please contact Widasla for the best prices on your print equipment for immediate pricing in euros or pounds which ever suits you better.