Goss Now Selling Akiyama, Packaging Presses

DURHAM, NH—Goss International has integrated the Akiyama International North American organization within its American operations, assuming responsibility for sales and support of Akiyama products, including Jprint sheetfed perfecting 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 International. Goss International’s 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 International.

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

In other company news, Goss has appointed PacSys Inc. to assist in marketing new press solutions for packaging applications in North America, including new Sunday web press models featuring variable repeat capabilities.

The new Goss Sunday press models are available in narrow- and wide-web widths from 20˝ to 75˝ for flexible packaging, label and folding carton applications. They feature quick-change sleeve technology to allow variable repeat settings. The inking, dampening and process control systems used in Sunday presses for commercial offset printing have also been incorporated, along with Goss automation and workflow technologies to reduce makeready requirements and waste.

The new variable sleeve offset Sunday press models are available as complete production systems, including roll handling and converting components to meet various application requirements.

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