Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA business unit of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, announces that it has appointed the company Graphtec GB as a UK distributor for its sign and display and UV LED product range.
Based in Wrexham, U.K., Graphtec GB is a leading provider of cutting, engraving, marking and print finishing solutions. The partnership with Mutoh means that Graphtec GB will now deliver complete wide format printing and finishing solutions and will ensure comprehensive nationwide coverage for Mutoh.
Mitsuo Takatsu, Managing Director of Mutoh Europe, says, “Strong and effective distribution is vital for our continued success in the UK and we are delighted to have agreed this partnership with Graphtec GB. The breadth and quality of our products are at the very top level in this industry, and having a committed and hugely respected distributor like Graphtec GB representing us is fantastic news for the UK market. We are very confident that Graphtec’s extensive experience and unrivalled reputation for delivering high-quality wide-format cutting, finishing and software solutions will seamlessly integrate with our printing technology to make them a very formidable and comprehensive wide-format solutions provider for the UK.”
Mitsuo Takatsu continues, “Graphtec GB’s commitment to delivering top-quality products and exceptional customer service aligns perfectly with Mutoh’s core values. We are very excited about this partnership and are looking forward to working with Graphtec GB.”
Phil Kneale, Director of Graphtec GB, says, “We are widely recognised across the UK as a top supplier to the wide format graphics production and sign-making industry of everything except printers. We have been actively researching the market for the right printer partner and we are very happy to have agreed on this deal with Mutoh Europe. Mutoh is one of the most established and well-known suppliers of wide format printers, with a comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge, innovative machines and ink technologies.”
Mutoh Europe has an extensive lineup of sign and display printers that include entry-level ValueJet machines, a family of XpertJet Pro printers with the new MS51 eco-friendly inks and the industrial UV-LED flatbed PerformanceJet for high-production printing. Mutoh also has an award-winning series of direct-to-object UV LED machines in different sizes.
Tom Kneale, Graphtec GB’s Managing Director says, “Mutoh has an excellent reputation for its high-quality, reliable, and innovative printers that cater to a wide range of industries. This gives us an extensive lineup of products that we can offer to our resellers to help them deliver complete wide-format solutions for their customers. This one-stop-shop approach means that the products, installation, training and support can be carried out by one company, adding value, peace of mind and ensuring better service for the end user.”
A broad range of Mutoh sign and display and direct-to-object printers have been installed at Graphtec GB’s showroom in Wrexham and are available for demonstrations, testing and training.
Phil adds, “Our team have spent a lot of time learning all they can about the Mutoh products and we are now ready to invite our resellers to check them out, test them in action and bring customers to see them. We have appointed a dedicated product manager for the Mutoh range, and we will be in regular communication with our resellers to give them all the help they need to promote the Mutoh products and to win more business.”
Tom concludes, “We see this as a real dream partnership for both us and for Mutoh. The sheer quality of the Japan-made Mutoh printers is as good if not better than anything else on the market, and their ground-breaking ink technology is winning awards globally. The partnership completes the jigsaw for us and means that we are up there as one of the UK’s leading providers of complete wide format print and production solutions for the printing, sign-making and visual communications industry.”