Canon, leader in imaging solutions, has secured its largest order of imagePRESS C850 digital production presses with investment in 85 units by Synertec, a fast-growing consultancy which is now the world’s single biggest user of the Canon imagePRESS C850 system. One device has been installed at the company’s headquarters in Wellington, Somerset with the further 84 split between its production sites in Bristol and Warrington.
Experts from the UK, Europe and Canon’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, joined forces for the complex technical evaluation and negotiations over 15 months, to help Synertec invest wisely in a deal that will be worth around £5million over three years. Synertec, with a turnover expected to grow in excess of 20% annually, currently produces around 14 million impressions per month on the imagePRESS C850s.
The Canon sales, service and business development team approach was crucial in securing the agreement with Synertec that will help with business transformation and growth opportunities. Synertec cited equipment capabilities and performance, project team expertise and responsiveness alongside a sound financial proposition for its reasons behind appointing Canon as its new business partner.
The Canon imagePRESS C850 was launched into the flagship imagePRESS range in September 2016 as a result of customer requests for more quality focused and flexible production presses. Its ability to automatically switch from simplex to duplex, known as super-plex printing, whilst retaining order integrity, along with class leading productivity, was very much a deciding factor.
Mark Baldock, Managing Director of Synertec, said: “Canon came out top in every set of criteria and we’ve been delighted with how this partnership has progressed. The speed of response, knowledge and professionalism of the teams has been outstanding.”
“Our rapid growth created the need to re-evaluate our print offering. We needed to expand capacity and invest wisely. The Canon systems give us massive increases in productivity, improved efficiencies and more throughput. This investment is a major step forward for us. The deal has opened new doors to develop business opportunities and increase print volumes as well. We are already seeing time-savings of up to three hours a day in productivity.”
Synertec has over 500 clients in various industries and specialises in outsourced communication including printing, folding and mailing, alongside electronic distribution of time-critical correspondence for the private sector and NHS patient communication.
Duncan Smith, Director of Industrial and Production Solutions at Canon UK, said: “We strive to find new ways to enable our clients to face the future in a climate where change is constant and fast-moving. Synertec is a perfect example of Canon’s collaborative approach to working with customers, enabling them to uncover gains in efficiency and productivity to ultimately improve their margins and make the most of their equipment. Our world-class technology and customer centric approach help make that possible.”
He adds: “There’s a world of opportunity within printing for our customers and their feedback is vital in helping us to develop new solutions. We’ve learned a significant amount from working closely with Synertec as their customers require personalised content, short print runs, just-in-time print delivery and greater cost-effectiveness.”