Graphco and Ryobi MHI Open New Sales and Technical Center in Schaumburg, IL

Shown, from the left, are Derek Gordon, Graphco Midwest regional manager; Chris Manley, Graphco president; and Kozak Takata, Ryobi MHI group leader of international sales.

CLEVELAND—June 30, 2014—Chris Manley, president of Graphco, is proud to announce the opening of the Graphco and Ryobi MHI Sales and Technical Center for the newly-established Chicago and surrounding area sales and marketing territory. Located at 1400 Wilkening Rd., Schaumburg, IL, the multi-use office and conference area has potential for expansion keeping with the projected Graphco market-share growth in the region. Derek Gordon, a 27-year industry veteran, is the Graphco Midwest regional manager to the Greater Chicago print industry market and will be located at the Schaumburg location.

As the exclusive distributor for the Ryobi MHI offset presses, Graphco’s entry to this market only three short months ago has been met with great enthusiasm by key customers and prospects. Derek Gordon has a creative and pro-active approach that has been a success-model in his nearly three decades in the industry. As Graphco and Ryobi MHI grow market share in the Midwest, the new sales center will be an excellent venue for customer presentations and Graphco’s highly-successful ‘Lunch and Learn’ Industry Education series.

“Our goal is to showcase the incredible Ryobi MHI product line in our new Schaumburg location and to bring our key prospects and customers together on a timely basis to share technology updates, market issues and industry trends,” said Chris Manley, “exemplifying our serious investment and commitment to Ryobi MHI and the Chicago market.”

In addition to Illinois, the Graphco Ryobi MHI territory includes Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The new sales, conference and technical center will be integral in the sales and marketing of the full Ryobi line with an emphasis on the eight-up Ryobi 920, the six-up Ryobi 750, the value priced six-up Ryobi 760, and the two-up Ryobi 520 series presses all of which are now available with LED UV curing technology.

Recently, Ryobi MHI, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of highly-automated offset printing presses, introduced a new enhancement; Insta.Color technology which integrates Ryobi’s award-winning Smart inking technology, on-press color control and industry leading make-ready automation. Combining Insta.Color with the proven LED-UV curing enables printers to generate unmatched productivity, efficiency and profitability.

About Graphco

Graphco is the industry’s leading provider of digital, offset and print finishing solutions. Besides Ryobi MHI, Graphco proudly represents other premium product lines such as MGI and Standard Horizon Finishing Solutions within its designated region. Since 1976, Graphco has thrived in an ever-changing market place by loyally adhering to the firm’s original model for success through devotion to customer’s print production needs, reliable and assured technical service and constant attention to the changing industry.

Source: Graphco and Ryobi MHI.