The restructure plays to the considerable strengths of the current staff and management team, and clearly sets out Miller UK's intention to be one of Europe's leading prepress partners for the 21st century, delivering exceptional service and results to all its clients.
Since its acquisition by the Miller Graphics Group in 2008, Miller Graphics UK (previously Corniche Fine Arts) has continued to develop and invest in its people and facilities. The new company structure has a clear focus on sales and business development and will enable Miller Graphics to further strengthen its competitive position in the UK market.
The restructure sees Alan Brown appointed Managing Director of Miller Graphics UK, whilst Sean Hancocks will take the lead in managing the company's operational needs from its Bridlington hub.
For Miller UK clients the restructure means business as usual, but within a company structure that will allow staff to deliver even better customer service and technical excellence. Alan Brown explains: "These are exciting times for Miller Graphics UK. The support and backing of the Miller Graphics Group, particularly in the context of these challenging financial times, is a clear statement of their trust and belief in the UK operation and will enable us to continue to provide exceptional service to our existing clients whilst seeking out new business."
Miller Graphics Group President Kenth Larsson commented: "Miller Graphics UK has an exceptional reputation for technical brilliance and this restructure is designed to allow more brand owners, printers and converters to benefit from that knowledge and expertise. As Group President I'm confident that the UK team is in a sound position to capitalise on the opportunities ahead, and I look forward to what 2012 and beyond will bring."
Miller Graphics Corniche consolidated its position as a key player on the UK packaging scene recently, with its presence at the UK Packaging Awards 2011. Held at the Hilton Park Lane and attended by over 620 industry-leading brand owners, retailers, designers and packaging printers, the Awards recognize excellence in every area of the packaging supply chain.
Alan Brown, Group Business Director of Miller Graphics, presented the award for Best Repackaging of a Brand to LRW Design for their work on the rebranding of coffee and tea retailer Whittards of Chelsea.
"At Miller we're passionate about accurately and consistently communicating brand values to customers, through exceptional design, print and packaging. So it was a pleasure to present the award to LRW for their Whittards redesign, which showed a real understanding of an iconic English brand," explained Alan.
The UK Packaging Awards is the industry's foremost awards event, having more than doubled in size in the last three years, and is hosted by Packaging News. Editor Josh Brooks commented: "It was fantastic to have Miller Graphics' support for the UK Packaging Awards 2011."
"By sponsoring the Best Re-Packaging of a Brand category, Miller showed the industry that it backs new design and innovation in packaging and fully supports the value that packaging can add to brands and products."
Miller also joined Kingsway Printers in celebrating their win of Label of the Year for Waitrose's Sustainably Sourced Patagonian Roeless Scallops. The label was produced using LiNX - a cutting edge technology developed and pioneered by Miller Graphics, which enables stunning photographic quality print to be achieved through flexo processes.
"Using LiNX plates from Miller, our highly skilled printers are capable of delivering images which would have previously only been achievable using expensive lithographic or gravure processes," explained Gary Davies, Co-Director of Sales at Kingsway. "Clients have been astounded at the superior images produced, which reflect the quality of their products and services."
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The Miller Graphics Scandinavia AB proudly announces the full integration of Reproserwis into the Miller Graphics Group. Reproserwis is one of Poland's most respected repro companies situated in Suchy Las near Poznan, operating on the Polish market since 1991.
Reproserwis was a pioneer on the Polish market in pre-press of complex designs printed in flexo and it made great efforts to develop flexography in Poland. During the last 20 years Reproserwis succeeded in creating up to date artwork and repro in it's well equipped graphic studio. Adding to that it has an outstanding facility for production of printing forms for all kinds of flexible and board packaging. It is the only reprohouse in Poland capable to supply artwork, repro and printing forms in both Kodak NX and HD Flexo 2 created by ESKO. Since 2008 the facility has been expanded by a new, modern and spacious building.
After 10 years of partnership, the former co-owners Mr & Mrs Szymanski and Miller Graphics reached an agreement to transfer the majority interest to Miller Graphics Scandinavia AB. Mr Stanislaw Szymanski remains in charge of the company as Managing Director of Miller Graphics Poland.
The integration of Reproserwis, fits well into Miller Graphics' strategy to further strengthen its market position in Europe. This important strategic step opens new markets as well as resources for the entire Miller Graphics Group.
Kenth Larsson, President of the Miller Graphics AB, says: "Reproserwis is an outstanding company in its line of business with a very high customer satisfaction level. Stanislaw Szymanski and his team have been strongly focusing on quality and have implemented excellent graphical work flow systems in their well organized operation. The Reproserwis team's expertise in repro for flexo, offset and gravure printing is an asset to the present organization of Miller Graphics and will be of benefit to the future development of the group. On top of that, it's proven track record in conceptual design and print consultancy is fitting in very well with Miller Graphics' mission to support the entire graphic chain from design to print."
Stanisław Szymański, Managing Director of the Reproserwis, says:
"When I am thinking about the 20th anniversary of Reproserwis, one other thought keeps crossing my mind as well; we wouldn't be successful and there wouldn't be any happy celebration of that jubilee, if there was no target defined from the very beginning and if there was no constant determination to reach it.
In order to realize an ambitious plan, one needs a brilliant and fervent team.
We have succeeded in these items. The mission will be continued and we are going to constantly improve our abilities."
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Moroccan population is purchasing more and more packed products and supermarkets are opening in every town. The packaging market is growing quickly and Miller Graphics, who had already customers in Morocco, wants to be part of this development.
Miller Graphics France will acquire 55% of its distributor, Multiflexo, and will start Miller Graphics Casablanca on the 01/01/11.
The company is located in Mohammedia, a town situated 30 km north of Casablanca on the seaside, zone industrielle El Farah II, n°25.
The manager is Si Mohammed EL MOUTTAKI.
"I am pleased to announce some changes in our organization to demonstrate that we are continuously developing and shaping our business to meet the expectations of our customers and the demands of the markets in which we operate.
I would like to wish our colleagues every success in their respective roles and my sincere encouragement to fulfill their new tasks."
Kenth Larsson, President.
Hubert Sampré has accepted the role of Group Purchasing Director and will undertake this new responsibility alongside his current position as Managing Director of our French cluster of companies. Hubert will steer the group purchasing team and lead the strategic negotiations with key suppliers for both commodities and investments.
Nigel Winteringham has been appointed to the role of Group Key Account Manager. In this capacity Nigel will attend to the strategic requirements of key customers and will also help drive and develop a broad range of initiatives throughout the group. Nigel has considerable experience gained within the brand implementation industry and has a proven track record of delivering organizational change and improvement.
Ged Crossland, who is based at Miller Graphics Corniche (UK) where he has been working on the development and management of systems technology, has been appointed Group Process Manager. Ged's main task will be to enhance our overall production efficiency by continuously improving our workflows and processes. Ged will work closely with Per Fasth, Group Systems Director, to successfully implement a challenging development program in a timely and coordinated manner.
Jeremy Saunders, who has been part of the Miller Graphics team since last year, has been working in the capacity of Group Printer Supplies Manager. Jeremy offers considerable practical industry experience in product areas such as doctor blades, anilox rollers, mounting tapes and other print supplies as well as reprographics and printing forms. We invite you to contact Jeremy if you would like to discover the added value that Miller Graphics could bring to your print production.
Whilst there are many positive changes to report, it is with regret that I also have to announce that Tom Ward, Group Operations Director, has decided to resign his position with the company, citing personal reasons for his departure: "It is with some regret that I have made the decision to leave Miller Graphics at this very exciting time," said Tom, "The scale, geographic reach, broad product portfolio and, very importantly, the depth and talent of the Miller Graphics team are sustainable advantages that uniquely position the company for the future. I wish the business every success in its future developments and the very best of luck". Tom will work closely with the senior management team to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible and for a period will continue to work with the business in a consultancy capacity. We thank Tom for his valuable contribution to Miller Graphics.
Finally, to increase our focus on customer needs and to utilize our resources in the most efficient way, Alan Brown has besides his other duties taken the responsibility to be the Group Business Director Sales. As well as being a part of the Group Marketing Team, Alan will be responsible for identifying opportunities and implementing plans for business growth.
In a similar move, Philippe Bataillie, our managing director in Belgium will take up the position of Group Business Director Marketing. Philippe will be responsible for managing all aspects of marketing communications across our Group and ensuring we are effectively aligned to our customers and markets.
We welcome Jenni van Speijk as our new Business Controller in Miller Graphics from the 16th of September. She will replace Göran Wahlstedt who has become president in our sister company Byggbeslag AB.
She is 34 years young and has a BA degree in business economics. Jenni has previously been working for Stora Enso Wood Supply in Sweden with controlling and accounting. Jenni also participated in a lot of projects.
She will be a part of the management team and report to the president Kenth Larsson.
Miller Graphics and the Swedish packaging industry´s leading journal "Nord Emballage" have the pleasure to present the winning companies in the flexo graphic industry that has competed for the "The Miller Impression Award".
The award is designed as a prize for companies that have produced high quality flexo printing commercially during 2006-2008, using Miller Graphics Prepress. The competition should also be seen as an encouragement and inspiration for the entire flexo industry and it is divided into following categories as Narrow Web, Flexible Paper, Flexible Film, Corrugated & Solid Board, Tissue & Innovations.
We also would like to take the opportunity to thank our customers that has taken the time to send in a record number of prints and that has contributed to the competition of the Miller Impression Award. A special thanks to the Jury that has put a lot of effort in to select the winners.
The Jury: Bo Wallteg - Chief Editor/Nord Emballage, Ulrika Evermark - Managing Director/The Packaging Arena, Madelene Breiling - Packaging coordinator/Procordia Food, Stig All - Sales Manager/Flint Group Sweden & Per Gerhardts - Technical Sales Cyrel/DuPont Sweden
For more information, please contact your local Miller Graphics office.