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Goss International announces Heidelberg Eastern Europe as distributor in Central and Eastern Europe

Press release from the issuing company

September 19th, 2005 – As part of its worldwide sales alignment, Goss International has appointed Heidelberg Eastern Europe to distribute Goss products, services and parts for newspaper and commercial printers in a number of countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe including the Ukraine. Mr Vincent Pearson, Director at Heidelberg Eastern Europe explains, “In sourcing globally, but executing locally, we can tailor business solutions to meet the technical, legal and financial needs of the local market in each country. We have an extensive network of staff in both sales and, importantly, service throughout our region.” Heidelberg Eastern Europe has headquarters in Vienna, Austria, as well as 22 local competence centers throughout Central and Eastern Europe, such as the one in Kyiv, Ukraine, from which sales, service, spare parts and consumables are provided for the local market. Mr Pearson adds, “Our relationship with Goss enables us to offer a wider variety of integrated web-focused technology solutions to our customers in the commercial, semi-commercial and newspaper markets. This is key in the Central and Eastern European market where many of our customers are large printing organizations catering for as many different sectors as possible.” Current best-selling products in the market covered by Heidelberg Eastern Europe include the Goss M-600™ press for the medium-run, high quality commercial market and Goss Sunday technology for high-run and high-pagination publications. For the newspaper market the Goss Community press meets the needs of smaller newspapers whilst the Goss Universal and Uniliner press models are both popular with bigger newspapers producing higher print runs and pagination. Frank Einzweiler, Goss Area Sales Manager for Eastern Europe and German speaking countries, states, “Central and European markets are experiencing internal market growth that is well above average for the rest of Europe, making this market a particularly exciting area in which to work. The growing economy has increased demand for marketing materials and information, which has led to an increase in the number of magazines and newspapers. Also, as a consequence of the extended EU membership, infrastructure and distribution possibilities have improved, opening up opportunities for work from abroad.” Mr Einzweiler concludes, “Working together with a trusted and experienced distributor like Heidelberg Eastern Europe will help us to meet the rapidly developing needs of our customers in this region, and aid our delivery of competitive technology solutions so that our customers remain one step ahead in this fast-changing market.”