MGI Appoints Agfa as a National Distribution Partner for the United States
MELBOURNE, FL—September 29, 2014—MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce that Agfa Graphics North America has been appointed as a national distributor for the United States.
"Agfa Graphics is proud to partner with MGI to bring innovative and technically-advanced solutions to our customer base,” said Peter Wilkens, president of Agfa Graphics, North America. “MGI’s portfolio of products perfectly complements all of our market segments including commercial printing, packaging and sign and display printing. MGI’s high-end solutions will give our customers the added benefit of being able to taking advantage of these unique technologies to efficiently produce a wide range of high-quality products for their customers and open new revenue streams for themselves."
Building on a successful partnership that originated with Agfa Switzerland in 2010, closely followed by Agfa branches in Italy, France, Sweden, and Australia, Agfa Graphics North America has been appointed distribution rights for the MGI product line in North America. The alliance between both MGI and Agfa has proven to be a successful one over the years. In 2012, Agfa Switzerland was awarded the “MGI EMEA Distributor of the Year” trophy and in 2013, Agfa Italy was awarded the “MGI EMEA Rising Star” in recognition of a full year’s of sales, including the prestigious Vatican’s Printing House.
“The proven success we have had with Agfa Graphics worldwide is a testament to the incredible and deep synergies that exist between our two organizations,” stated Michael Abergel, executive vice president of MGI. “I am confident that this partnership will bring yet another success story to the Agfa-MGI story, and we are honored to be extending our collaboration with Agfa Graphics into North America. This is an opportunity for us to extend both our sales and service coverage to a truly national scale”
MGI will be operating a dual channel distribution model in the United States, with both MGI’s current North American distribution partners and Agfa offering sales and service to the graphic arts market.
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