GEW strikes deal with MGM as distributor for France

GEW, the manufacturer of UV curing systems for printing and coating applications based in England, has struck a deal with MGM to distribute its narrow web UV systems in France.

Founded in 1976, Matériel Graphique Moderne (MGM) is an importer and distributor of equipment and supplies for the flexographic, packaging and label printing professionals. The company is headquartered just south-east of Paris where it operates a 1,000m2-warehouse for its stock of consumables and components. MGM covers the whole of France and provides 24/48h delivery.

The new cooperation is in line with the common objective of both companies to widen the existing user base and to further advance the presence of GEW systems in the French market.

Malcolm Rae, managing director of GEW, explained: “MGM enjoys an excellent track record of supporting end-users on their range of products and we look forward to working with them to extend this excellent support to GEW users in France.”

MGM brings four decades of experience of serving the printing industry both as a distributor and as a provider of customer support and after-sales service.

Matthieu Robert, managing director of MGM, confirmed: “This cooperation matches our strategy to work with well established, strong brands offering industry-leading products which will greatly benefit the end users, enabling them to be more efficient and increase their productivity.

“With the addition of GEW UV systems to our product portfolio we are able to offer a complete and attractive solution for label printers and narrow web converters, combining a market-leading product with technical expertise and back-up.”

The deal is the latest step to expand GEW’s worldwide distribution and to consolidate the company’s sales, installation and support services.

Rae concluded: “We are convinced joining forces with MGM on the French market puts us in the best position of achieving further success in France. Their experience and understanding of the market make them an ideal partner.”