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Goss will sell and support Akiyama in the U.S., Canada

Feb 2, 2010 12:00 AM

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Goss Intl. has integrated Akiyama Intl. Co.'s North American organization within its American operations, assuming responsibility for sales and support of Akiyama products, including Jprint presses, in the United States and Canada.

Under the agreement, several members of the Akiyama sales and service team in North America have joined Goss Intl. Goss' large-scale U.S. parts and service operation now supports printing companies operating more than 800 Akiyama presses in North America. Independent dealers will continue to market Akiyama products in some regions of the United States and Canada, working collaboratively through Goss.

Akiyama International and Goss International both are affiliated with Shanghai Electric (Group) Corp.

Goss president and CEO Jochen Meissner says Akiyama offers unique technology and that the integration creates a larger, stronger support network. "Our North American infrastructure provides a substantial platform to support existing customers as well as a growth strategy for Akiyama products in the region. The Jprint presses in particular, with their innovative perfecting technology, offer a compelling alternative to traditional 4/4 sheetfed perfectors."

Akiyama's Jprint and MEGA Jprint sheetfed models feature an exclusive technology that perfects without reversing the sheets. Close to 500 Jprint presses have been installed worldwide. Akiyama also manufactures Supertech, eXtreme and Bestech press models for commercial and packaging applications.