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Steve Ennew Joins MPL to Expand European Growth

In Offset Presses on April 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm

RMGT Mitsubishi UK distributor MPL Ltd has announced that Steve Ennew has joined the team as of the beginning of April to bolster the technical sales capabilities of the business across its European distribution outlets.

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With some 30 years of industry experience, including a previous position with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as European demonstrator and, more recently, six years at German press manufacturer KBA, Steve brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and experience.

Commenting on his new appointment as Technical Sales Manager at MPL, Steve said: “The reliability, low cost of ownership, and the superb print quality of the RMGT Mitsubishi products is something that has always impressed me, so it is a delight to be working with them again. The ease with which the presses can settle into a business is testament to the build quality and the ethos of the brand.

“Originally coming into the print industry as a press minder, I have always been able to see the benefits that a reliable, high quality press can bring to a business. I know that the RMGT product is the right choice for many of the print businesses in the UK and Ireland for very many reasons – its part of my job to go out and convince printing companies that they need to consider these benefits to help take their businesses into the future.”

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Stribley, Joint Managing Director of MPL Ltd, said: “Steve’s industry knowledge and industry experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to take RMGT Mitsubishi presses forward across Europe. He will be working closely with our service team to ensure existing customers as well as new customers optimise the performance of their investment, as well as looking to further “preach the gospel” regarding the importance of press reliability – something that many printers in the UK are not fully appreciating or understanding.”

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.

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Five-Colour Ryobi for Broad Oak Colour Printers

In Offset Presses on December 14, 2016 at 9:35 am

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Canterbury-based Broad Oak Colour Printers has committed to a major investment with the purchase of an RMGT Ryobi 785E five-colour B2-format offset litho press in order to handle an increasingly busy workload. The press has been purchased from Apex Digital Graphics, Hemel Hempstead, the official RMGT Ryobi press distributor for the UK in formats up to SRA1.

The compact format B2 press has replaced an ageing Roland Favorit four-colour machine as the company’s main production unit, though the four-colour product has been retained to produce single and two colour work for the time being. A two-colour Favorit has been taken out of the plant.

Commenting on the investment, Broad Oak Colour Printers Director, Duncan Palmer, said: “The Favorit’s have given us sterling service for some thirty years, but following our management buyout of the business five years ago, we have been very aware of the need to move to a more productive and modern press.

The Ryobi 785E is ideal for us: it is a small footprint B2 press, meaning that we were able to slot it into the same floor space that the two-colour used to occupy! The features of the modern press are already making a huge difference to the way we work and the way that we can compete for work in the market.

“Make-ready, for example, has been reduced significantly, along with paper waste, including the number of overs we used to run. The automated dampening and ink duct controls make a huge difference to running the machine, and the colour accuracy and consistency make the machine a delight to work with.”

Having joined the company 30 years ago, Duncan and two colleagues conducted a management buyout of the company five years ago, and have been busily expanding the company’s capabilities since then. A new digital platemaking system and a bookletmaker for the bindery have already added to the equipment line-up.

“The addition of the new press has enabled us to quote for work that we just wouldn’t have been able to produce before. The speed and accuracy of make-ready along with the vastly improved printing speeds give us a highly competitive edge,” added Duncan Palmer. “And we have also been able to reduce the 12-hour days that we had been putting in just to get the work produced!”

Make-ready aids include semi-automatic plate loading, allowing plates to be changed quickly and accurately. The operator simply sets the plate on the positioning pins and presses the button. Ryobi Ink Volume Setter software sends the ink profiles directly to the press from CtP, and the program inking system automatically supplies ink to the rollers to match the image from the start of printing. After the pre-set number of prints has been produced the ink on the rollers is automatically restored to an even state ready for the next job profile.

The compact footprint of the RMGT Ryobi machine scores heavily with commercial printers, where space is often at a premium. Ryobi 780 series machines are highly compact, offering substantial floor-space savings – around 40% compared to a typical B2 machine of a similar configuration. The Ryobi PCS-K Printing Control System is built into the press, providing a significant space-saving feature. This part of the unit allows centralised control of the main operations and settings, such as ink and water volume control, printing parameter settings, fine adjustment of registration, impression pressure, as well as press maintenance information.

A team of five at Broad Oak Colour Printers, including the three directors of the business, produce a wide range of general commercial print, including work from graphic designers and from charities. Capabilities include platemaking, printing and a range of finishing solutions.

Commenting on the order for Apex Digital Graphics, Neil Handforth, Sales & Marketing Director for the company, said: “The compact construction of the Ryobi 785E has made this the ideal press for Broad Oak. The capabilities of this modern press should certainly help the business to be ultra competitive on turnaround times. It has been a delight to work with the Broad Oak team in Canterbury.”

About Apex Digital Graphics 

Apex Digital Graphics Limited is a specialist in the supply and service of pre-press and press equipment. Apex is the official UK distributor for the RMGT Ryobi range of printing presses through to SRA1 format and Cron metal-based platesetters. Apex also distributes the Konica Minolta range of digital printing equipment. The company offers national service coverage, and a one-stop shop for print consumables featuring next day delivery. Apex Digital Graphics can be contacted on 01442 235 236 or via the www.apexdigital.co.uk web site.

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New Offices and Parts Store Location for M Partners

In Offset Presses on August 3, 2016 at 8:23 am

Surrey-based M Partners Ltd and MPL Ltd have announced a move to larger premises as of August 1st 2016.

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MPL Ltd, a division of M Partners Ltd, is responsible for parts, service, and technical service management for new RMGT B1 presses and existing Mitsubishi branded equipment throughout Europe.

M Partners is the UK distributor for RMGT B1 presses in UK and Ireland, as well as sales and service for GUK folding and pharmaceutical inserting equipment, DGI large format equipment, and has an agreement to re-sell Canon equipment, with a special focus on the unique proofing capabilities of those products.

The new premises will be based at South Godstone:

M Partners Ltd / MPL Ltd

Lambs Business Park, Terracotta Road

South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8LJ

Telephone (unchanged): 020 8835 2221

The new premises will house both the sales and service operations of the companies and the European spare parts stock for the RMGT and Mitsubishi products.

Commenting on the move, Murray Lock, Joint MD of M Partners and MPL, said: “We have been searching for the right location for some time. This facility is ideal in that it is located close to the M25 motorway and Gatwick and Heathrow airports, but is still within reasonable reach of the Channel Tunnel – an ideal combination for a business with a European focus as well as UK interests.”

The expanded premises will be the ideal size for the current spare parts stock but also offers opportunities to expand the business when the operation needs to increase in size.

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.

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