manroland Ireland and Friedheim International have announced final details of an agreement brokered at Ipex 2014 regarding representation of the Friedheim stable of post-press products in the Republic of Ireland.
Friedheim International based in Hemel Hempstead, is a leading finishing equipment supplier in the UK and Ireland. The company has the exclusive agency for over twenty leading equipment manufacturers. Dublin-based manroland Ireland manages the sale and support for both manroland sheetfed and web offset presses throughout Ireland.
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Bristow, Managing Director of Friedheim International (above, right), said: “The agreement we have signed with manroland Ireland allows us to have a more solid sales representation in Ireland. It means that we will have a sales resource on the ground each and every working day, and if we need to further expand our agreement to cover technical service on specific products, we can and will do so as the need arises.”
Friedheim International had traditionally covered the territory with sales representatives visiting from the UK, along with a Scottish representative taking the main responsibility to generate sales leads. “We have known Martin Lockley and his colleagues for some time: we meet relatively frequently as they already represent Wohlenberg in Ireland. We know they are a competent and knowledgeable team who understand print in all of its many forms. The agreement that we have reached means that the manroland Ireland team will be in a position to proactively seek potential sales for our wide range of finishing products with both our existing customers and with new sites,” added Mark Bristow.
Martin Lockley, Managing Director of manroland Ireland (above, left), said: “The range of finishing equipment represented by Friedheim really is second to none. We are very pleased to have concluded on this agreement which will be beneficial to both our companies. We firmly believe that customers will benefit from the local presence and support services that will be offered by manroland Ireland. The agreement that we have signed means that our sales personnel have access to this significant portfolio of Friedheim International post-press products, which in turn means that we have something to offer almost any print related business in Ireland. Our first task is to provide training for our team with regard to the capabilities of each piece of equipment, and plans are already in place to accomplish this in the very near future. We see this opportunity as being the beginning of a successful long-term relationship between our two companies.”
Dublin-based manroland Ireland offers cutting edge printing solutions to bring shorter make-ready times and greater efficiencies to print and communications companies throughout the island of Ireland. The company has a strong technical service team and works with a “can do” attitude in providing the widest possible range of solutions to its customers.
Friedheim International is the only company in the UK and Ireland solely dedicated to providing a full range of finishing solutions designed to meet the exacting requirements of leading printing companies. Covering the market sectors of conventional, digital printing, converting, and packaging, Friedheim has gathered together from throughout Europe a range of quality post-press equipment to cater for the huge range of applications that printing presents.