MGI announces Printbyte Ltd. as new partner in UK

Published Wednesday, 17 November, 2010
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Printbyte Ltd, trading as MGI Technology, has signed an exclusive agreement with French company MGI Digital Graphic Technology (MGI) to become the distributor for that company’s products within the UK.

The agreement with MGI is not limited to digital presses, but will see the company market the entire range of MGI presses and finishing products, along with any new machines produced by the company in the future. MGI Technology in the UK is run by Managing Director David Evans, who was until recently working with HP Indigo Digital Press, a company where he had worked for some 15 years.

David Evans, Managing Director, MGI Technology, said, “We are very excited about the prospect of representing MGI in the UK. The agreement comes after a few months of working closely with MGI. Our challenge initially will be to raise the profile of the MGI brand in the UK and create awareness of the company and the product line. Our target market is commercial printers. This is a sector that has been experiencing a tough time financially with margins being pressured from both suppliers and customers. The key to remaining profitable is to add value and differentiate whilst ensuring you have a low cost of ownership. The MGI portfolio delivers in all of these areas. The DP60 alone is an incredibly versatile machine.”

Over the next quarter MGI Technology will appoint a number of Value Added Resellers across the UK. MGI Technology expects to ship the first machines under the new agreement before the end of 2010. MGI Technology will also take over the existing UK client base to provide service and consumables.

Victor Abergel, Executive Vice President of MGI Digital Graphic Technology, said “We believe we have a good long term partner with Printbyte Ltd as the UK distributor as they offer us significant expertise in the digital arena of the UK market, a critical prerequisite for all of our global partners. Our agreement includes the award winning DP60 Digital Press and the JetVarnish Digital Inkjet UV coater, as well as other finishing solutions. We know our products can help UK print companies increase margins whilst not sacrificing quality.”

 

About Printbyte Ltd. (MGI Technology)

MGI Technology is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The company was founded by David Evans, who has spent over twenty five years working in the graphic arts industry, including the past fifteen years working for HP Indigo Digital Press.

MGI Technology will focus on the supply and maintenance of all MGI digital printing solutions. These solutions encompass MGI digital presses, MGI finishing, MGI software and complementary software licensed from leading vendors. MGI Technology will also provide professional services, including maintenance contracts using professionally trained and MGI certified engineers.

For full details see www.mgitechnology.co.uk