H.G. Molenaar continued to refine and improve its products and Germany became an important market for Molenaar’s range of palletizing equipment. Molenaar Rotary Sterilizers found new homes in Germany.
In the late 1990s, Australia also started ordering systems and, since entering this new market in 1998, all Rotary Sterilizer orders in Australia have been awarded to H.G. Molenaar.
Agents of excellence
The agency business grew rapidly in the 1980s and 1990s. H.G. Molenaar entered the ink-jet coding business in partnership with Willett of the UK. The company also ventured into the fresh fruit labelling business through its representation of UK-based Sinclair International. Towards the end of the 1990s, H.G. Molenaar entered a joint venture with Sinclair to form Simoco, a label manufacturing business to support the demand for labels in the South African market.