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  • 15 Apr 2015

Gulf Print & Pack delivers marketplace for used machinery

An area of the Gulf Print & Pack 2015 show floor, noticeable by its magenta color scheme, is hosting 19 used machinery dealers from global markets who are sharing 14 stands.

Used machinery dealers are buying and selling equipment on the show floor at Gulf Print & Pack 2015 as part of UPEX’s presence at the show.

UPEX is an international marketplace for used printing equipment , and has an area of the Gulf Print & Pack 2015 show floor, noticeable by its magenta color scheme, where 19 exhibitors from global markets are sharing 14 stands.

This includes Roberts Graphics (UK), Shri Export Import (India), SHS-CAS Graphishe Maschinen (Germany), HSGM (UK), White Horse Machinery (UK), Icon Global Machinery (UK), Pre Press Boulevard (Netherlands), Prestotype (Netherlands), Paradowski (Germany), Nyland Graphics (UK), PGM (Netherlands), Care Graphic Machinery (UK), Grafitec (UK) and Allaoui (Germany).

Since 1995 more than 200 international used machinery dealers have taken part in UPEX exhibitions worldwide, with event attendees, and the dealers themselves, buying and selling used equipment.

This is an important element of the used machinery market, said UPEX director Mike Steele, with communication throughout the supply chain needed to maintain the market.

‘Used machinery dealers have a different way of working than OEMs, as they are looking to both move equipment on and bring new pieces in. As such, regional events, such as Gulf Print & Pack, provide an invaluable place for them to connect with printers who are looking to refresh their machine parks and add additional machinery to them.

‘There are lots of positive meetings taking place this week (April 13-16) and a mutual exchange of customers and information. Some may have machinery the printers want, while others may be looking for the equipment being replaced, so they will put the right people in contact.’

David Pittman

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