Agfa opened their new 3,500 sq ft Inkjet Competence Centre in Rugby last week with a sizzling BBQ in the sunshine. It was an event that was timed to perfection with customers and suppliers in abundance enjoying one of the first face-to-face gatherings the industry has seen for some time.
The new showroom and training centre in Rugby and the event, which was held on the 8th and 9th July, marked months of planning and meticulous installation. The site now hosts Agfa’s best-selling Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid UV and its flagship Jeti Tauro H3300 LED press, aptly nicknamed ‘The Beast’. The showroom also boasts the new partnership with Kongsberg PCS, who installed a high-end C-Series C60 cutting table. All the equipment was busy working to demonstrate their capabilities during the event. There was also a running presentation on the latest Asanti 5.0 workflow by Graham Clark, Agfa’s well-known systems and applications specialist. Antalis showcased their latest viscom products, such as an environmentally friendly board, banner and fabric alternatives, and new, easy install, tension frame systems from Easitex. Profitable Print Relationships’ Matthew Parker was at hand to engage with the visitors on how they can maximize their return-on-investment with tailored sales and marketing training.
“We were really pleased with the turnout for Agfa UK’s Summer BBQ over both days.” Said Bobby Grauf. “Customers and suppliers came from across the UK to see our new Inkjet Competence Centre and we were really grateful that they made the effort. The weather allowed us to get plenty of ventilation into the facility, too, helping us maintain a safe environment at all times. There was keen interest in all the solutions on show, in fact an Anapurna H2500i LED was actually sold on the first day, so we need to get ordering a replacement straight away.”
Agfa’s new state-of-the-art Inkjet Competence Centre in Rugby is just a few minutes drive from both the M1 and M6 motorways and within walking distance of Rugby station.