MPS to assemble presses in the US.

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Companies in North America investing in MPS presses will now have the added benefit of having their presses assembled in the United States. MRS Systems North America Inc. and EMT International in Green Bay, WI, USA, have partnered for assembling MPS printing presses in the United States and for developing new customized presses for the North American market.

According to Kees Nijenhuis, vice president of MPS Systems North America Inc., this arrangement will give customers a shorter delivery time on their orders as well as more customized solutions specifically fitting the needs of the North American market.

EMT International is a manufacturer of equipment for the printing, converting, paper and document processing industries. The company began operations in the 1930s as a tool and die shop for the paper mills and paper converting facilities in Northeast Wisconsin. Today it is a premier manufacturer of finishing equipment and web transports for the digital/inkjet market with nearly 200 employees.

"We believe this partnership will set the bar for the printing press industry in North America," says Paul Rauscher, CEO of EMT. "Both EMT and MPS focus on building robust and easy-to-operate high-end machinery for the label and packaging industry. I see this as a perfect fit for both companies, and ultimately our customers. We both focus on high-quality customer solutions and we want to help companies benefit fully from technology. Together, EMT and MPS will deliver this added value to North American printing companies,"

MPS and EMT will be kicking off the strategic...

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