Autobond appoints IMPRYMA as Spanish agent
In line with its goal to build on its worldwide reputation for building quality, innovative and robust machinery, Autobond has appointed Grupo IMPRYMA as its distribution agent in Spain.
It is clear from the high number of global sales we have received over the past year that the work of local distributors is crucial to success,” explains managing director John Gilmore. “It is paramount for our customers to have local service and support for their machines. The Spanish market is important for Autobond because of the consistent demand for high quality lamination and the fast growing interest in other added value applications that our machines can produce. We were thrilled by the large number of Spanish visitors to our drupa stand last year despite the economic challenges the country has faced. Félix Prieto, managing director of Grupo IMPRYMA comments: Autobond is recognised worldwide as being a quality manufacturer and this is something that complements Grupo IMPRYMAs portfolio. It enables us to offer finishing solutions to digital web printers in addition to sheet fed offset and digital printers. There is a steady market in Spain for laminating and encapsulation machinery and for added value services such as inkjet spot UV varnishing that can help customers stand out in their field and differentiate their business by producing stunning quality print.
Autobonds capability to offer two-sided lamination in one pass, PSA magnet and floor graphic applications, and in-line spot UV systems has really begun to turn heads. The inkjet spot UV technology in particular is attracting considerable attention from both printers who would normally outsource such work to trade finishers who are looking to use it for shorter runs. Furthermore, we have received requests for Autobonds multi-purpose laminator that runs thin and thick film, which further reflects the increasing trend for Spanish customers requiring the capability to switch between processes depending on end-user demand.
Immediately after we spoke to Autobond we knew we wanted to work with the company. Autobond has done well in building up a loyal customer base in Spain with both printers and trade finishers and is now an industry benchmark for quality and robust technology. Our customers are delighted that a distributor with our reputation and extensive experience in finishing will be promoting and supporting Autobond in the Spanish market. Were delighted to have Grupo IMPRYMA on board,” concludes Gilmore. “We share the same vision of the Spanish market and envisage that by working together we can ensure our Spanish customers have the best technology, service and support available to help them service the fast-emerging demand in Spain for added value print.