Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council officially opens MTEX UK showroom.
In a Grand Opening ceremony, the Chairman of the North West Leicestershire District Council, Councillor Graham Allman joined other local dignitaries at a special ribbon cutting event on 15 October to officially open the UK branch of MTEX Solutions – the Portuguese manufacturer of digital textile printers.
MTEX Solutions wanted a stronger presence in the United Kingdom and a few months ago set up a subsidiary, MTEX Technologies Ltd, based in Moira on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border, to help drive UK sales.
MTEX is also keen to develop a UK training centre, and collaborations with local universities are a priority in its business plan.
The three-day opening event was attended by over 100 customers looking at a wide variety of solutions for the digital textile printing market including design and colour software by AVA CadCam, printers by MTEX, flatbed textile cutting by UK manufacturer Blackman & White, sewing machine options, Primex lightbox frames by DPI and exhibition framework systems by Tecna UK, along with a range of medias supplied by DPM and Georg Otto + Friedrich.
Delegates said they enjoyed both networking and breakout sessions where the next generation digital textile printing solutions were previewed.
Councillor Allman said: “I feel very privileged to be invited to officially open the local operation of MTEX Solutions, and join the company’s CEO Eloi Ferreira and MD Stewart Bell in celebrating this occasion. We are committed to encouraging business relocation to our district, and are pleased to see that MTEX has chosen to open its first UK branch in Moira.”
MTEX Technologies Ltd MD Stewart Bell added: “This event was the first of its kind in the UK where every piece of the digital textile printing jigsaw was brought together under one roof. Our grand opening was a true example of how the industry can work together to help customers find the right solutions for their business.
“Delegates came to the event and stayed for several hours, which is a true testament to the quality of the solutions on offer. We want to thank everyone who attended and each of the manufacturer partners who committed to this event with demonstrations and staffing for the full three days.”
The showroom permanently houses an MTEX 5032Pro and an MTEX 1800, so you can book a personal demonstration at your convenience. The next MTEX showroom event will be held in January 2015 with further quarterly events happening throughout the year.
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