Komori UK Limited has confirmed its expansion into the industry’s wider marketplace with the appointment of John Harrison as its digital and finishing equipment sales manager for the UK and Ireland.
John joins from HP, where he covered this same region as account manager for the folding carton segment. For the previous three years he was sales manager, Converting, for Friedheim International, his role there focusing on attracting new brands into Freidheim’s carton finishing portfolio, including Kama die cutting and gluing equipment and Lasercomb die making machines. His 20 years’ prior experience with global suppliers to the folding carton and finishing markets included several years with Heidelberg in Australia as its packaging product manager.
John said, ‘I am delighted to be spearheading UK and Ireland sales of Komori’s inkjet digital printing and post press systems, in particular the Impremia IS29 inkjet press and Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing equipment along with Komori’s Apressia guillotines and handling equipment.
‘I have seen in the field amazing potential for the Impremia IS29 with its exceptional credentials to print offset quality and offset matching promotional and packaging products. With a colour gamut even wider than offset, the ability to print on just about all paper based and plastics substrates without any need to prime the material along with instant UV drying, it is opening up whole new marketing options.
‘The incorporation of the key Komori sheet transport technologies throughout the IS29 press add the precision and reliability which have gained the Lithrone offset machines such an enduring reputation. Highcon’s Euclid III provides unique digital finishing capabilities which perfectly complement the IS29’s flexible digital output and provide printers across the board with unheralded new creative production and development opportunities for packaging, commercial, sampling, POS, proofing and personalised print.’
Komori UK’s director of Sheetfed Sales, Steve Turner, said: ‘We are so pleased to bring John Harrison onto our sales management team at Komori UK. With increasingly lively interest and enquiries on our digital systems and the Komori Corporation’s commitment to expand further into digital and finishing, it is most timely that we’ve been able to recruit such an experienced and highly respected manager and we’re certain that John will help us grow sales of our existing and future products in such a vibrant and exciting market.’