C&T CHANNEL MATRIX GOES DIRECT IN THE UK
Leading supplier of specialist creasing matrix products and accessories to the print and packaging industries, C&T Channel Matrix (C&T), plays a global role in ensuring that the evolving needs of the packaging producer are always taken into account. C&T has recently made a strategic decision to part company with its UK distributor, Partwell, and sell directly to more printers, die makers and box makers in the UK.
Simon Shenton, Managing Director for C&T explains: “This move will provide huge benefits to new customers in terms of direct sales contact here in the UK, backed up by our own highly skilled technical support. We can better service customers with a much wider range of matrix products, with access to a full rubber range and associated creasing accessories; everything die cutters require for successful ‘cut and crease’ from one supplier. We find increasingly that many clients don’t have the resource or time to purchase matrix from one supplier and then source rubber and accessories from another. C&T understands fully that busy production companies need the reassurance of dealing with one supplier who can provide a package of complementary products to ensure maximum efficiency in conversion.”
2016 has seen a fundamental change in strategy for C&T. This year, it has brought together one of the most far reaching creasing matrix and rubber ranges, fully supported by a comprehensive range of cutting plates and accessories. The cutting range includes new steel cutting plates that are suitable for BOBST, or similar machines, plus a full portfolio of plastic parts used by die makers. These include, ‘Carrots’, Centre Line Blocks and Edge Protectors. This new accessories range covers everything from cylinder jackets, bed plates, nicking chisels, bench presses and shim tapes.
CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO THE UK AND GLOBAL MARKETS
Simon concludes, “C&T understands the significant advantages to the production environment of cost saving benefits, enhanced durability as well as improved creasing that a full package can offer. We remain fully dedicated to bringing cutting-edge products to the market place and at the core of this is also our ability to design and manufacture new and specialist products.”
Simon confirmed that this new approach is already proving successful; “our new and existing customers and suppliers are already welcoming our positive developments and have embraced the concept of a UK producer who is willing to develop their own specific ideas.”