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Author: Val Hirst

Fastsigns celebrates a strong six months

Fastsigns UK has reported a double-digit increase in sales revenues for its UK franchisees, for the first six-months of the year, following major investments in technology. So far in 2019, the global signage and visual communications network has rolled out three significant technological advancements: A new point of sale (POS) system, a franchisee Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and a new App-based training platform. The POS system, Corebridge, has been rolled out to 90 percent of the UK network with the remaining 10 percent expected to convert before the end of 2019. The centres that are actively using this...

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Organisers of The Print Show have revealed the full list of speakers for this year’s seminar programme, with highlights including Q&A sessions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Chris Eubank and Gregg Wallace. The speaker programme reflects the event’s ethos of helping visitors to access the tools and information they need to remain competitive in the modern print market. All sessions on the programme will be focused around the key topics in the UK print market, and will cover such issues as the development of digital printing and the importance of running an efficient and effective business, as well as the...

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EFI appoints Jeff Jacobson as CEO

EFI has appointed Jeff Jacobson, a 30-year veteran of the digital imaging and industrial technology sector, as Chief Executive Officer. Jacobson, who succeeds Bill Muir, who is stepping down for personal reasons, will also retain his position as Executive Chairman. Prior to joining EFI, Jacobson served as Chief Executive Officer of Xerox, where he also served as both President of Xerox’s Technology Business and President of Xerox’s Global Graphic Communications Operations. Prior to joining Xerox in 2012, he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Presstek, a leading manufacturer of digital offset printing solutions. Commenting on his...

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Contravision invests in Dutch warehouse expansion

Facing an unknown and potentially challenging future post-Brexit and a steadily increasing growth in its distribution network and direct customers on mainland Europe, Contra Vision has invested in a new warehousing facility in Edam, Netherlands.    The warehouse is ideally located near to logistics hubs, enabling Contra Vision to service its Continental European customer base with improved delivery times. The first orders were processed by the Yusen team on 15th July and Contra Vision’s customers in Europe are already taking advantage of faster processing and turn-round times for their orders. Contra Vision is currently storing approximately 1200 rolls of its unrivalled...

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Harvard Technology acquired by Gallant Lighting

 Harvard Power Systems has been recently formed following the purchase of IP and related assets of the company Harvard Technology to re-establish sales of the popular Harvard LED drivers and LED light-sources. Now part of Gallant Lighting, a global group of companies, the new Harvard business will operate from its sales and engineering base near Leeds UK whilst all production has been relocated to its specialist electronics manufacturing facilities in India. Gallant Lighting also recently acquired Venture Lighting India, which will bring significant and comprehensive manufacturing expertise to the group. The UK based Harvard Power Systems business retains a...

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