HONG KONG and CHINA -- January 22, 2007 -- In 2005, China imported more than four times as much printing and publishing equipment as it exported (1.65 billion to 381million, NPES). In keeping with this trend, ECRM today took a major step in expanding their distribution reach in the fast-growing Chinese market by announcing agreements with two of the more influential resellers in the marketplace. According to the agreement, AFA Industrial Corporation, and Universal Printing Equipment & Supplies will begin marketing ECRM CTP platesetters and workflow offerings into the region immediately. For more information about ECRM and their offerings, go to www.ecrm.com.
The China Market
According to NPES, since 2001 China has experienced an annual average growth rate in printing sales of 14.65%. During this same period, the average annual growth rate for prepress sales is over 9%, while consumption of printing plates in China has almost doubled (97.7%) in the five year period. In 2005, Chinese printers consumed more than 120 million square meters of plate material. Subsequently for printers in China, the CTP platesetter has become one of their most valuable production tools.
“To satisfy our customer’s requirements and promote development in the printing field, we have been paying increasing attention to potential cooperative partners who manufacture CTP,” noted Mr. ZHU Weigang, President, Shanghai AFA Technology Industrial Company. “We feel fortunate to have found ECRM, upon whose products we are confident, especially the MAKO series, offer easy operation and high-performance quality, as well as reasonably-priced tools for our customers. In addition, ECRM has achieved AFA’s recognition for its rich and professional experience in the prepress industry, its open-style management, and its high sense of responsibility. We have full confidence that we will achieve further success hand-in-hand in the Chinese printing industry.”
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