Ryobi Mitsubishi Graphic Technology Ltd (RMGT) has signed extensions to its existing contracts with Surrey-based M Partners (MPL).
MPL will continue in its capacity of exclusive RMGT European Spares Distributor for Mitsubishi presses and for B1 presses manufactured by the new RMGT business, and in its role of Technical Service Management for Europe, where it provides the necessary engineers for all European press installations. In addition, the company will also continue to be responsible for the sale of new RMGT sheetfed presses in the B1 and large format ranges.
Commenting on the new contracts, Mark Stribley (above, right), Joint Managing Director of MPL, said: “We believe that this is the first time that RMGT has extended its partner contracts early, which is surely a clear indication that they are happy with the progress that we have been making on their behalf during the recent challenging times for press suppliers.”
The contracts cover significant areas such as the joint investment in expansion of the European spares operation, the support that MPL will be providing for RMGT for its Drupa programme this year, and the responsibility of the company regarding the installation of presses sold throughout Europe.
“We will be providing significant support to RMGT for the forthcoming Drupa show, including technical expertise for the commissioning, demonstration and decommissioning of the products that will feature on the company’s stand. In our wider European technical role we already have several installations booked for our team to carry out in the coming months,” added Mr Stribley.
MPL will also be supporting the manufacturer with regard to its marketing activities, extending its current programme. Murray Lock (above, left), Joint Managing Director of MPL, said: “Our focus on promoting the reliability of RMGT equipment through our Productivity Awards for presses that have not had a breakdown for over five years has been well received by the manufacturer. They are keen for us to expand this focus in order to promote this important aspect of their products.”
RMGT will be showing B1 and SRA1 litho presses, LED-UV, and digital offset equipment at the forthcoming Drupa show in Germany in hall 16, stand D24.
About M Partners
In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for RMGT Litho Presses in the UK and Ireland. This relationship has since grown to encompass responsibility for technical service across the whole of Europe for the now re-named RMGT business. M Partners also manage spare parts storage and distribution for the former Mitsubishi branded machines across Europe.
This representation joins established products such as GUK folding and inserting equipment, primarily focused towards the pharmaceutical packaging sector. More recently the business has expanded into the digital market place following an announcement regarding exclusive distribution of large format printing equipment from Korean manufacturer DGI, and an agreement to re-sell Canon equipment, with a special focus on the unique proofing capabilities of those products.
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.