October 18, 2007 -- The board of Q.I. Press Controls has announced that its UK sales and service office for the Anglo-Saxon markets opened for business on 1 October 2007.
This sales and service branch is Q.I. Press Controls' ninth office worldwide!
"Driven by the growth developments in the Anglo-Saxon market, which is one of the largest unilingual communication - including printed communication - markets in the world, we had been looking for adequate reinforcement in this enormous market. We estimate that this market, excluding Australasia, amounts to some 2,500 web-offset presses.
Our structure, which consists of several of our own branches and dealers, had to be reinforced in other comparable markets. And our growing portfolio for innovative press control also required expansion of our sales network. The web offset market is still growing autonomously and Q.I. Press Controls is keeping up with this growth! The demand for efficiency-improving equipment in printing companies is greater than ever. The use of colour continues to increase and quality requirements become ever stricter. Q.I. Press Controls is responding to this!" Menno Jansen and Erik van Holten, the members of the board of Q.I. Press Controls in Oosterhout, the Netherlands told us.
They continued: "We are glad that Simon Bermingham was able to join our company as the Managing Director of our new branch in the UK on the day it opened. Simon will be working on the markets in the UK and their periphery. He will also be supporting the expanding Northern American markets from this location."
Simon Bermingham (45) is highly experienced in the Anglo-Saxon web offset markets and very much aware of how things go in web offset printing companies. He gained some of this experience in operational positions, but mainly through his service and sales responsibilities for renowned manufacturers of web-offset presses and auxiliary equipment. "As Q.I. Press Controls used to be in Simon's portfolio, the web-offset press control equipment automation market holds few secrets for him," said Menno Jansen and Erik van Holten.
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