The dramatic surge in demand for EFI VUTEk wide-format printing solutions has led CMYUK Digital to appoint Tony Winterbottom to help concentrate on the growth in sales to an increasingly diverse customer base. He moves to the Wokingham-based company from Robert Horne Group where he was instrumental in generating nationwide success for VUTEk's UV-curable flat-bed and roll-fed platforms, and will continue to work with existing as well as adopting new clients.
CMYUK's pedigree with EFI VUTEk's production solutions is unmatched in the UK, and Winterbottom's knowledge and experience will be invaluable in providing full consultancy to customers, many of whom will follow him from his previous position. Joining the company at the end of October, he will also be responsible for Zünd's range of precision cutting tables which are the ideal complement for users wanting to implement a full print-to-cut workflow.
Winterbottom has a long history in the sign and display industries, associated with wide-format solutions, having started his career 28 years ago with Granthams of Preston, before moving to CADlink where he was responsible for promoting SignLab sign-making and display production software. For the past eight years he has successfully built up a solid customer base for EFI VUTEk printers at Robert Horne and now plans to extend this expertise by joining CMYUK Digital.
"Tony's appointment at CMYUK enables us to increase our focus on EFI VUTEk's solutions into the UK market as increasing numbers of offset litho, screen-printing and display companies are moving across to digital systems," comments Robin East of CMYUK Digital. "His attitude towards customer care plus his long-term knowledge about the industry reaped dividends at Robert Horne and he'll be an extremely valuable member of our team."
The move to CMYUK Digital is a significant one for Winterbottom as he believes the ethos behind investments has changed as businesses have become more focused and are relying increasingly on long-term relationships with their suppliers. "More and more companies looking to buy a good quality UV-curable platform want more than merely a sales channel these days. People need to know they're dealing with a specialist provider that understands the market and that offers a more personal service, and the tighter economy makes service and care ever more important when it comes to purchasing decisions," he states.
CMYUK Digital is the UK distributor for EFI VUTEk's family of wide-format UV-curable printers, and Winterbottom will be concentrating on the increasing demand for these versatile platforms. The company is also an authorised partner for Zünd, is the country's largest stockist of display textiles from A Berger for digital printing, and has formed an exclusive alliance with Antalis McNaughton to specialise in expert colour matching across different substrates and application types.
Further information is available from Jon Price at CMYUK Digital Ltd, Unit 12 The Metro Centre, Toutley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 1QW, telephone 0118-989 2929 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org