Surrey-based M Partners, Ryobi Mitsubishi Graphic Technology Ltd’s European management company, and UK representative for RMGT B1-format equipment, has announced that it will be sponsoring the Tir Na Nog Irish bar in the Altstadt, Düsseldorf, for the duration of the forthcoming Drupa 2016, taking place from May 31 through to June 10.
By day M Partners will be found on the RMGT stand, D24 in hall 16 of the Düsseldorf show ground. Products on show will feature the new external RMGT design for the machines being produced by the combined business, which incorporates the previously Mitsubishi B1 format presses, as well as the A1 and smaller formats for which Ryobi became well known.
By night the M Partners team would be delighted if both UK and international friends and associates would care to join them for a little light evening refreshment in Düsseldorf’s famous old town.
M Partners has sponsored this particular bar at previous Drupa shows and the investment has proved to be very worthwhile. Murray Lock (above, left), Joint Managing Director of M Partners, said: “Drupa visitors tend to have a pretty good idea of what they want to do during the daytime, but don’t pay much attention to planning their evenings. The Altstadt in Düsseldorf is the area of the city where many visitors head for in the evening, making it a great place to meet up with people and chat through the day over a beer. It’s a central location for people to meet up, or maybe pop in for a drink after dinner.”
M Partners will be handing out complimentary drinks vouchers to visitors during the event to add an extra incentive to head towards the old town, if any were needed!
Leading the way for the offset litho equipment on the stand will be a RMGT 10 B1-format press: a 1,050mm machine in a six-colour configuration, capable of handling stocks from 0.04mm through to 1.00mm. The press is able to produce non-stop printing on heavy weight stocks thanks to a newly developed automatic non-stop feeder and delivery shutter. The machine will be equipped with a chamber coater, and demonstrations will also feature varnish coating using an LED-UV curing unit. A PQS inline printing quality control system will be incorporated for quality management of packaging production.
RMGT will also exhibit DP7, its next generation high performance B2-format liquid toner digital offset press. Press demonstrations will focus on the advantages of using digital offset to flexibly meet the need for custom print production of shorter run work.
The theme at Drupa for RMGT is based on IRODORI, a Japanese word for colour, but a word that also suggests various additional meanings relating to joy, prosperity and happiness.
Commenting on behalf of RMGT’s European management company, M Partners Ltd, Surrey, Joint Managing Director Murray Lock said: “Japanese is a most delightfully colourful language in its own right. “IRODORI – Colouring the World Together” indicates the strong importance that the company gives to high-quality colour reproduction, but also the life benefits that this focus can bring.”
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.