|By Business Wire||
|September 5, 2012 07:01 AM EDT||
Ferrostaal today announced it has named KBR Graphics Canada as the newest dealer in its growing capital equipment sales and service network. KBR sells and services digital and offset printing presses and finishing equipment throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.
KBR Graphics today begins selling and servicing the full line of RYOBI® printing presses. With local sales and service offices in the Greater Toronto Area, Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City, KBR is one of the largest printing equipment dealers in North America. The addition of KBR completes Ferrostaal’s build-out of its Canadian dealer network.
“KBR is a widely respected and well-run business,” said John Torrey, president and CEO of Houston-based Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America. “They are also an important addition to our local network. KBR brings strong relationships and experience, deep technical support and excellent customer service to commercial printers and corporate/government in-plant printers in its markets.”
“We were searching for a strong, international partner to help us bring new, cost-efficient digital and offset print technologies to our customers,” said Karl Belafi, Jr., vice president-sales, KBR Graphics. “We found that partner in Ferrostaal, which has been serving printers worldwide for the last 50 years.
“With their exclusive access to the full-line of RYOBI presses and other top technology offerings, KBR can be an ever-stronger supplier and advisor to our customers,” Belafi said.
KBR has sales and service staff in the Greater Toronto Area, which ranks among North America’s Top 5 print markets. KBR also has bilingual sales and service staff in Montreal, Canada’s second largest print market. Ontario and Quebec accounted for more than 80% of Canada’s C$8 billion-plus print shipments in 2011, according to the Canadian Printing Industries Association.
Ferrostaal has one of the largest printing equipment teams in North America with more than 100 sales and service professionals and 18 authorized dealers. Also in Canada, Winnipeg-based Canadian Printing Equipment is responsible for sales and service from British Columbia to Manitoba.
About KBR Graphics
KBR Graphics is one of Canada’s largest digital and offset printing equipment sales and service companies. It provides a broad range of printing and finishing equipment, parts and supplies. Equipment brands in its portfolio include MGI, Ryobi, Standard Horizon, Perfecta and Challenge.
Karl Belafi, Sr. founded the company in 1977. It has grown to become one of Canada’s largest dealers by providing a broad range of equipment, strong technical service and highly personalized customer support. Today, the company is operated by Karl Belafi, Jr., and Kevin Belafi. For KBR’s Toronto office, call 416-292-8600. For KBR’s Montreal office, call 514-739-5656. The company’s website is www.kbrgraphics.com.
About Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America
Ferrostaal helps commercial, in-plant and package printers in the U.S. and Canada make their businesses stronger, more innovative and more sustainable. The company provides printing equipment, custom financing, quick-dispatch technical support and overnight parts availability through a large network of local and regional graphics equipment dealers.
Ferrostaal tailors its offer to each printer’s specific business needs. With more than a half-century of experience working with printers worldwide, Ferrostaal is independent, entrepreneurial and expert in the business of print, publishing and packaging.
The company markets and distributes the RYOBI 1050, 920, 750/780, 760, 520, 3304 and 3302 series presses, Ryobi’s market-leading LED-UV curing technology and Ryobi’s inline casting-foiling system for package, security and special effects printing. Ferrostaal also markets the full line of highly automated cutters of all sizes from Shanghai Electric’s Shen Wei Da, delivering printers new pressroom efficiencies.
About Ferrostaal GmbH
Ferrostaal is a global provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering. As a technology-independent system integrator, the company offers development and management of projects, financial planning and construction services for turnkey installations in the segments of Petrochemicals, Power, Renewables, Oil & Gas and Special Projects. As a supplier-independent full service provider, Ferrostaal assembles complex modules for automotive manufacturers and suppliers, and trades as an independent sales and service partner with machines and installations in printing, plastics, packaging and recycling. Ferrostaal employs around 4,300 people in more than 40 countries. In 2011, its annual turnover amounted to 1 billion Euros. Ferrostaal is a company of MPC Industries GmbH of Hamburg, Germany.