MIS Specialist Tharstern Chooses GRAPH EXPO 15 for U.S. Company Launch
COLNE, LANCASHIRE, U.K.—August 13, 2015—Tharstern, the worldwide specialist in management information systems for print and packaging industries, has targeted GRAPH EXPO 15 at McCormick Place, Chicago, from Sept. 13-15 as the formal launchpad for its expansion into America.
Just over 12 months after a management buyout and completing its most successful year in business, Tharstern has announced plans to roll out comprehensive software solutions across the continent as part of its dedicated aim to helping the printing and packaging industries prosper.
During GRAPH EXPO 15 in Tharstern’s booth 158, Managing Director Keith McMurtrie and Global Sales Director Lee Ward will be hosting prospective customers, as well as introducing new U.S.-based staff for the new company, Tharstern Inc.
They will be explaining to customers and other show visitors how Tharstern’s software helps businesses worldwide manage sales, production, procurement and fulfillment efficiently by providing a ‘joined up’ workflow including JDF integrations to other vendors’ workflow solutions.
Tharstern, the pioneering specialist software house formed more than 30 years ago, is trusted by over 600 U.K. print businesses and more than 50 in Australasia. It has a total of 7,000 users of its MIS and workflow solutions.
Tharstern’s technology covers intelligent estimating, a leading print-based CRM solution and comprehensive integrations to storefront, customer purchasing, account, prepress, press and post-press systems and solutions.
“We are proud to work with all the major manufacturers," stated Lee Ward, Tharstern’s global sales director. "One of the many factors behind our decision to launch into America was the extremely positive response to our participation in the DScoopX 10th annual conference in Washington in March.”
He added, “At GRAPH EXPO we will be proudly showing how the ease of integrating our pioneering MIS into other workflows such as those, for example, used by other market-leaders that include Heidelberg and HP – both using us as a preferred partner for MIS – manroland, Komori, Xerox, Esko, Enfocus Switch, Kodak, Agfa and Fuji. Our systems help clients grow their market share and increase revenues.”