SG360° IMPRESSions Acquires Two Six-Color Komori Lithrone G40

Press release from the issuing company

SG360°, a Segerdahl company and leading direct marketing solutions provider, announced today the purchase of two new Komori Lithrone G40 Presses (GL640) for its production facility in Wheeling, IL. These state-of-the art offset sheetfed presses deliver the speed and efficiency required to respond to short delivery deadlines for all types of print applications.

"We are proud to add the cutting-edge KOMORI GL640 presses to our production capabilities," explains Rick Joutras, CEO of SG360°. "This has been an exciting month for SG360°: we have a new name, new identity, a redefined business – and now two new KOMORI presses. Joutras adds, "We couldn't be more excited about the opportunities for us to increase productivity for our clients, enabling them to connect the right messages with their customers faster and more efficiently."

Yoshiharu Komori, Chairman, President and CEO of Komori, toured SG360°'s Wheeling, IL facilities with Joutras and other SG360º team members on Saturday, October 6, 2012. "It was a pleasure to share with Mr. Komori and his team, our newly redefined business, SG360º is perpetually advancing the success rates for our customer's marketing materials, by doing so, we have evolved into a valued strategic partner," Joutras said.

KOMORI America will be highlighting its new technologies designed to help printers optimize efficiency and profitability at this year's GRAPH EXPO 2012, held October 7-10 in Chicago. GRAPH EXPO is one of the graphic communications industry's top trade shows and showcases what's new in the changing world of printing, pre media and social media.

"SG360° clearly recognized the importance of analyzing every step of its business to better meet and satisfy the changing needs of today's customers. This initiative is an excellent example of what every company in the industry needs to do to ensure success going forward," said Jackie Hudmon, vice president of sales for Komori America. "Print continues to remain a strong component of that requirement, which is why SG360° had the vision to invest in new Komori presses. It's also a testimony to the strong partnership our two companies have enjoyed for more than 20 years."

SG360º now offers the full arc of EMPIRICAL DIRECT MARKETING SOLUTIONS through its new organizational structure. The company is built on three pillars: BRANDIRECTions, where cutting-edge research process lays the groundwork for success, IMPRESSions, where the strategic vision is transformed into a tangible reality, and EXPRESSions, where an impression is shaped, crafted and placed in the hands of the consumer.

SG360°'s campus of three buildings totaling more than half-million square feet in Wheeling, IL enables tight control and consistency over every phase of the process, leading to exceptionally efficient, accountable and cost-effective results. SG360º IMPRESSions' prowess of advanced productivity includes nine in-line web presses, including the world's largest in-line twin web press, the Sunday 4000, KOMORI sheetfed offset presses and the latest Variable Data Printing (VDP) technology platforms including HP Indigo and Canon digital presses.


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