Ryobi Names New Master Distributors for North America
TOKYO—July 1, 2013—Graphic Systems Division of Ryobi Limited is proud to announce the appointment of an extensive North American sales and technical-support group, Graphic Systems North America (GSNA). The newly formed group is comprised of six highly successful organizations with combined annual revenues of more than $60,000,000 and a long-standing achievement oriented history with Ryobi printing presses. As Master Distributors for Ryobi Printing Equipment, GSNA group members will offer Ryobi's complete line of printing equipment both directly and through a 20-member Authorized Dealer network.
GSNA's 50+ certified technicians and experienced parts fulfillment professionals will focus on supporting the Ryobi printing presses installed in North America. Supported by 30+ highly trained and industry experienced sales representatives, Ryobi customers will have access to the latest print technology and sophisticated business analytics to support business investment decisions.
Reflecting on the new relationship, Hideki Domoto, general manager of the Graphic Systems Division of Ryobi Limited, said, "We enter this new relationship with the utmost respect for each of these firms and are confident this union will enhance Ryobi's fine reputation for quality, consistency and reliability in the highly-competitive North American printing machinery marketplace."
Graphic Systems North America's six market-leading member companies are each led by individuals with a passionate dedication to the printing equipment industry and a deep understanding and respect for Ryobi's rich tradition of corporate integrity and printing equipment manufacturing excellence.
GSNA comprises one of the largest sales and technical service organizations in the North American printing equipment industry in both staff size and annual turnover.
GSNA GROUP MEMBERS
- GSNA West—Print & Finishing Solutions, Placentia, CA
- GSNA Central—Ohio Graphco, Cleveland
- GSNA Northeast—GE Richards, Lasndisville, PA
- GSNA Southeast—Paper Handling Solutions, Marietta, GA
- GSNA Eastern Canada—KBR Graphics Ltd., Montréal, QC
- GSNA Western Canada—Canadian Printing Equipment, Winnipeg, MB
The mission of Graphic Systems North America (GSNA) is to offer swift and effective sales solutions and real-time technical support and parts distribution to the existing Ryobi customer-base while greatly expanding new business opportunities with our new and highly-competitive printing equipment pricing structure.
Strategically positioned throughout the United States and Canada, GSNA is the local source for Ryobi printing solutions with Ryobi factory-trained technicians offering real-time technical support. GSNA's Ryobi spare parts depots will now be available in three time zones for rapid parts fulfillment. The GSNA group will have a Demonstration Facility located in Atlanta. Select Ryobi models, encompassing the latest technology and features will be available for demonstration at this facility.
Ryobi is a world leading die-casting manufacturer that supplies its products, including cylinder blocks and transmission cases, to the automobile industry and various other industries. With precise metal technology accumulated through the die-casting business, Ryobi has manufactured commercial printing presses since 1961 and is an industry pioneer in printing technology, such as LED UV curing, cast and cure printing enhancement, hybrid offset/inkjet personalized printing and liquid toner printing solutions. Ryobi solidifies a leading position in the printing machinery industry through the appointment of GSNA as Master Distributors in North America.
Speaking for GSNA, Don Barbour of Paper Handling Solutions noted, "The Ryobi brand has been synonymous with design excellence, quality and reliability for many years and we're confident the new synergy we've created with Ryobi and GSNA will bring definable solutions even closer to our customers' revenue-generating needs..."