Paul Briggs has been made the official agent for Omet within the UK and Ireland to strengthen the press manufacturer’s presence and aim for increased sales and service opportunities.

Mr Briggs, previously the managing director of Mark Andy UK and more recently working for Xeikon, decided that now was the time to create his own agency – Web Converting Solutions – and now represents Omet as local agent for the UK and Ireland.

‘It is a matter of great satisfaction for both of us,’ said Sergio Villa, Omet area sales manager. ‘Paul brings with him a depth of experience in labels and packaging for both traditional and digital printing, which is invaluable for Omet given the recent launch of the XJet line in collaboration with Durst.’

In the UK, Omet is strengthening both the sales network and customer after-sales service. ‘With Web Converting Solutions we are going to offer our customers fast response on-site technical service, spare parts delivered from within the UK by Omet, certified and trained technicians and support staff,’ said Mr Villa. ‘It is important to be able to offer preventative maintenance and service contracts to ensure the very best performance and minimal downtime of the installed equipment.’