MARIETTA, Ga. —January 13, 2016—Graphic Systems North America (GSNA), the Authorized Distributor for RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.) sheetfed offset presses in North America, has announced plans to continue investment and growth that led to record accomplishments in 2015. Last year RMGT sold more than 30 presses, comprising more than 150 printing units, in the North American market. This positive acceptance in the North American market is reinforced with the strong start in orders for 2016. During 2016, printers will see RMGT technology in operation at Open House events in different demonstration centers across the country. RMGT presence in national events, such as Graph Expo and the Print UV Conference, will be capped by an introduction of “ready to ship” and future technologies at Drupa 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for print.
Growth in North American Market
“The explosive growth in sales of new RMGT offset presses in North America is validation of our vision to become a major player in the North American print market,” stated Kozac Takata, manager of international sales and marketing. “We are pleased to see RMGT technology changing the business of customers in the commercial print, packaging, and in-plant markets.” At GRAPH EXPO 2015, RMGT introduced new branding that integrated the strengths of Ryobi Limited and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing and Packaging Machinery, Ltd. These two companies were respective divisions of Ryobi Limited (US$ 1.9 billion company) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (US$ 28 billion company) that have manufactured printing presses for over 50 years in Japan. These two companies are fully integrated and are now known as RMGT.
Until recently, the Atlanta RMGT Demonstration Center had been the only major press manufacturer in North America showcasing LED UV curing live and on press for the past three years. “There is great satisfaction to hosting the first of the GSNA Open Houses for 2016,” stated Scot Gilbert, president of Paper Handling Solutions, Southwest Distributor for RMGT. “Over 200 RMGT presses are equipped with LED UV curing and in operation every day around the world. This event will bring this technology closer to our customers and underscores our commitment to the North American print market.”
About RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology)
RMGT is among the world’s largest manufacturers of sheetfed offset printing presses and the world leader in LED-UV technology with over 165 placements worldwide. Its high-speed, fully-automated presses are respected worldwide for unsurpassed print quality, low total cost of ownership, extreme ease of operation, and unmatched reliability. In partnership with Panasonic, RMGT released LED-UV Curing for Print at drupa 2008 and now offers the only G3 LED-UV technology on the market. Headquartered outside of Hiroshima Japan, RMGT is a joint venture company bringing together the best technology and manufacturing expertise of Ryobi Limited and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The enhanced product lineup and strengthened manufacturing prowess makes RMGT an indispensable brand for the printing industry.
Source: GSNA and RMGT.