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Omet Opens American Subsidiary

GRAND RAPIDS, MI: OMET SRL, Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid web printing presses and converting equipment announces the opening of its new branch in America, OMET America Inc.. The new company will focus on providing high level service and parts for the company's existing and future installations in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. North American sales will still be handled by Matik Inc., West Hartford, CT. Angelo Bartesaghi, founder and president, states: "We are extremely pleased to achieve this new milestone. This move will reinforce our global presence, after establishing our facilities in Europe and Asia....We consider now to be the best timing for this important step, which we believe will demonstrate our commitment to the market."

OMET America's will operate from a new, 5,600 sq. ft. facility that is conveniently located a few minutes away from Lansing International Airport. The address of the headquarters is 4245 44th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49152. Beside space for office and spare parts inventory, there will be sufficient space for future expansion, according to Omet's plans. "We wanted our customer to be able to maximize the high technology of our presses. Servo technology provides extreme productivity, but we wanted to provide also th flexibility to troubleshoot," comments Jean-Pierre Penhoat, vice president Omet Americas.

Advantages for American,Carribean and South American customers will include:

1. Local parts inventory, providing the shortest lead time.
2. Technical engineers available for immediate service response.
3. Provide on site support for new press installations.
4. Programs for periodic maintenance visits and training programs, available on demand.
5. Online press service through Internet connection.

Staff will include service technicians for mechanical, electric and electronics; as well as back office for the parts order's handling.

Alberto Redaelli, Omet's vice president of sales, who is responsible for North American activities, adds, "I believe that Lansing location is strategically placed within North America, and we will be able to offer an high standard of service and an even closer contact with our industry partners."