Finally, we took the decision to more aggressively and directly develop the North American market. The key to this decision was, that Ric Bloch has decided to join the PBT group. Ric was already involved with Photobook Technology in the early days. He brings into the company long time experience of print finishing technology. Ric has now formed Photobook Technology USA and took on the task to gradually develop nationwide sales and service. With the upcoming PRINT in Chicago there will be an excellent opportunity to establish direct contacts with new and existing customers. The first objective however is to provide good service to our US customers. For this, the European PBT has committed their support also with German technicians in this start up period.
- the 100th mitabook casing in line with mitaform and
- a new 60 cycle/min hot melt section gluing machine “mitablock 450” to automatically produce lay flat book blocks.
We look forward to your visit, where we can demonstrate our equipment with live production and show you the distinct advantages of our technology. Besides you will meet Ric Bloch and our management will give you an update on new developments and future strategies.
As of April, there will be additional support for the sales organization of Photobook Technology. Mamerto Caruso (52) is an insider both in the digital printing sector and for the further processing of genuine photobooks. His field of work will be divided into two areas: on the one hand as native speaker he is responsible for the sales territory of Italy and on the other he is responsible for a new promising special project as product manager. We are sure to have gained another sales expert with Mamerto, who will help us to implement our ambitious goals.
Beginning of February, we inspired another experienced sales expert for our organization. Pierre Pedraza (41) has an MBA in technical sales and industry marketing as well as experience as industrial engineer. As expert in the photobook sector with extraordinary language skills, he is a significant enrichment for our sales team. His sales area will include both American continents as well as Spain and Portugal. We wish Pierre all the best for his new challenge and look forward to working with him!
Hunkeler Innovation Days have developed over the years into one of the most important events focusing on digital print, print finishing and substrates.
HID is the perfect occasion for PBT to demonstrate in Hall 1:
mitablock automatic lay flat section gluing machine
mitabook fully automatic hardcover casing-in system
Both machines will be shown in production mode during the exhibition.
See you in Lucerne!
mitabook fully automatic hard cover casing-in line
At the upcoming Orlando Show PBT will exhibit and demonstrate the mitabook fully automatic hard cover casing-in line.
With worldwide 80 successful mitabook installations with prime photo book producers and digital plants, this technology has set a new standard for short run hardcover manufacturing.
The show machine with its special and winning features will be equipped with barcode recognition and the new automatic adjustment for varying block thickness and spine width. PBT sales and technical personnel will be available during the whole show to give more in-depth information on mitabook as well as the other specialised equipment we offer.
We would be happy to see you in Orlando!