M Partners, the Surrey-based business specialising in the distribution of product focused on the printing industry, has announced a second initiative for its stand-alone division concentrating on the growth market of wide format printers: M Partners Wide. This latest development sees the company sign a reseller agreement with Canon.
Commenting on this latest development Murray Lock, Joint Managing Director of M Partners Wide, said: “Canon products offer us interesting opportunities with printers who are seeking an effective proofing solution. The wide format solutions from Canon are aimed squarely at this sector and have been developed with printers in mind. We believe that they offer the quality of print that is an essential ingredient to a printed proof.
“We are continually seeking quality, speed and innovation in the wide format product arena in order that we offer an ever growing customer base the right solution for their needs. By adding Canon products to our range we are extending the number of print-based companies that we can serve with the right product, and the strategic support that this partnership brings is invaluable to our credibility in the sector.”
Duncan Smith, Canon Channel Director, Wide Format Group, added: “Companies such as M Partners Wide illustrate perfectly the shape of resellers that this area of the market needs. The company bring significant print market knowledge to the table, with a range of contacts throughout the world of printing that are second-to-none. I am very excited about the potential of this relationship and look forward to working with the team at M Partners Wide.”
Head of Sales at M Partners Wide, Gary Doman, said: “This is a great set of wide format products with which to talk to print businesses about. The wide format machine is now seen as a “must have” in almost any busy print shop. As always, quality and speed are the key to convincing printers of the right product! There is no room for “good enough” output any more, and proofs are always wanted yesterday. Canon equipment delivers on both counts, taking it ahead of the competition in our opinion, and providing printers with kit that proofs as well as giving them with large format capability for other market sectors.”
The company is backing up its equipment focus with specialised servicing and a unique finance package. Keep in touch with developments at M Partners Wide by following the business on Twitter @MPartnersWide
The creation of the M Partners Wide division is the latest development from M Partners, as the company seeks to bring its unique distribution format to the wide format market. The company recently announced its distribution agreement with Korean manufacturer DGI.
In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for Mitsubishi Litho Presses in the UK and Ireland. This representation joins established products such as GUK folding and inserting equipment, and Steinemann laminating products. In 2011
M Partners offers manufacturers considerable marketing and business expertise across both the printing and packaging sectors and provides high-quality national coverage for sales, support and technical service.
The Joint Managing Directors established M Partners Ltd in 2006 after gaining many years of industry experience in senior management roles at a major press manufacturer and used equipment dealer. They were responsible for corporate and product marketing for pre-press, press, post-press and service, plus operational control for digital, consumables and used equipment divisions.