HILDESHEIM, GERMANY -- March 12, 2007 – Accepted as the birthplace of printing, Germany now ranks as the world’s 4th largest print consuming market (with the 3rd largest GDP), according to PRIMIR. In 2006 the German printing market was valued at over $37 billion. According to the German Printing Industry Federation more than 110,000 professionals in 1,500+ print houses currently dedicate their careers to the printing industry.
To meet the growing violet CTP needs of the German printing community, ECRM today announced they have opened a new office in Hildesheim, Germany (just outside of Hannover). The new sales support and marketing office will be managed by Christian J. Wirt, an industry veteran with over 20 years experience within leading graphic arts companies. Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Wirt was the Area Sales Manager for ECRM, responsible for all of central Europe. He will now be responsible for managing the ECRM business in Germany and providing product and marketing support to both new and existing ECRM customers and dealers. For more information about ECRM and their offerings, go to www.ecrm.com.
“Our intention is to provide a local contact for the hundreds of German ECRM customers we have established in the region,” notes Derek Sizer, Vice-President, ECRM. “By opening the German office, we aim to enhance our support of this base by enabling us to be more responsive to our regional dealer network. The new office is in keeping with our mission to be more proactive in serving the business needs of ECRM customers and the channel partners that support them. With the acceptance and application of violet CTP technology on the rise worldwide, increased localized support is beneficial to our long-term success in major markets, such as Germany.”
New German Website
To further support the German print community, ECRM has created a separate newly-designed website translated into German. The site, www.ecrm-germany.com, features a private dealer and end-user extranet which provides documents, online tools, and resources for pre-sales support, as well as parts and service documentation, technical specification library, and additional support resources. The new site has been posted and is now available online.
New Office Contact Information
Director of Sales
31139 Hildesheim, Germany
E: [email protected]