MPL, a division of Surrey-based M Partners Limited, has announced that Mitsubishi press technical expert Iain Moxon (pictured above, left, on install duty in Saudi recently) has now taken on the role of European Technical Service Manager within the organisation. M Partners Limited is the UK distributor for Ryobi MHI B1 sheet-fed offset litho presses, while MPL manages European distributors of the products along with the recently announced UK-based European parts centre for Mitsubishi / Ryobi MHI sheet-fed equipment.
As European Technical Service Manager Iain will supervise the installation of Ryobi MHI presses across Europe, with his role extending into Middle East and African countries when required, along with the technical training of all dealers. He brings with him some 20-years of technical experience of working with Mitsubishi presses.
Commenting on his new role within the organisation, Iain Moxon said: “It is a great pleasure to be able to work with MPL and Mitsubishi presses throughput Europe. They are well designed and expertly built machines – it is great to see the reaction of printers throughout the continent to the excellence provided by Ryobi MHI products.
“Personally, having worked with this equipment for over 20 years, I am delighted that, thanks to the marketing focus of MPL, word is now getting around the printing industry about how wonderfully reliable and capable these machines are: it’s been like working with the best kept secret in the industry for far too long.”
Speaking on behalf of MPL, Mark Stribley, Joint Managing Director, said: “Iain’s technical knowledge and expertise with regard to Mitsubishi B1 presses is second to none. As we grow the market for these products in both UK and Europe his technical know-how will be invaluable. Although initially managing machine installations, Iain will also be furthering the training of local engineers who will take on the responsibility for regular maintenance of the presses.”
Iain has been involved in installations of Ryobi MHI B1 presses in both Saudi Arabia and, most recently, in Belgium, where a V3000 TP-8 colour 4/4 B1 machine has been installed at a printers close to Antwerp.
About M Partners
In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for Mitsubishi 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 Ryobi Mitsubishi business. M Partners also manage spare parts storage and distribution for 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.