KBR Graphics expands distribution for RMGT Presses to all of Canada

Karl Belafi Jr.
Karl Belafi Jr.

KBR Graphics (Laval, Quebec), distributors of Japanese manufacturer Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology (RMGT) sheetfed offset printing presses in central and eastern Canada since 2012, has expanded its coverage to all Canadian provinces effective August 1, 2016. KBR is also a member of Graphic Systems North America (GSNA) which delivers exclusive access to the RMGT line of offset presses for commercial, packaging and in-plant printers in Canada and the U.S.  “We’re pleased to offer the entire line of RMGT presses – the RMGT 3, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11 models – across Canada, both directly and through our dealer network,” said KBR Vice President Karl Belafi. Jr. “We’ve been selling RMGT presses for four years,” Belafi continued, “and enjoy a great relationship with Ryobi MHI. We’ve been very successful in the eastern part of the country and aim to further develop our presence throughout Canada.”

RMGT 9 Series Offset Press.
RMGT 9 Series Offset Press.

In addition to its extensive line of offset presses, the expanded distribution agreement also includes the new digital press line that RMGT introduced this past spring at drupa 2016. Sales reps and dealer partners are being added throughout different locations in Canada so that the RMGT product line can be supported across the country for sales and technical service. “Announcements will be made in the very near future about our new additions and by the end of this year, our Western region teams will grow even more,” Belafi added. In mid-July of this year, KBR Graphics moved its head office to a high-tech facility in Laval, Quebec, which is prepared to support future business to the Canadian printing industry through its larger sales, service and support teams.

kbrexpands1-inKBR Graphics is a family-owned business that has evolved from a single-person service company nearly 40 years ago to a major supplier for sales and service to the Canadian printing industry. The company offers printing and finishing equipment, supplies and service, and represents multiple equipment manufacturers such as RMGT, Standard/Horizon Finishing, MGI Digital, Perfecta Cutters, Graphic Whizard, OKI Data and Formax, among many others. Its customers range from small to large printing companies, to printing departments for multi-national corporations, to provincial and federal governments.

kbrexpands2-inGSNA (Graphic Systems North America) delivers exclusive access to the RMGT line of offset presses for commercial, packaging and in-plant printers in Canada and the U.S. It also provides immediate technical support and parts fulfillment. Formed in July 2013 with co-headquarters in Canada and four U.S. states, the GSNA group has more than $60 million in revenue and constitutes the single largest offset press sales and service team in North America.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.