In a groundbreaking deal, MS Printing Solutions and Russia’s SK Group are celebrating the latter’s fifth purchase of an MS printer. The move sees SK Group qualifying for inclusion the exclusive ‘Club 5+’ – consisting of the owners of five or more MS industrial printers. Company owner Evgeny Suvorov is the first Russian member of the club, and his company is now one of the five largest digital printing companies in Eastern Europe.
SK Group has added to their existing fleet of hybrid machines, which allow them to print on both sublimation paper and directly to fabric. With timely maintenance and by using certified JK Group inks, SK Group can confirm that in four years of operation, they have not suffered longer than an hour’s downtime due to malfunction on any of their MS printers.
Andrea Barbiani, Vice President of MS Printing Solutions, said, “We’re incredibly grateful to our Russian partners, Textile and Technology. Their efforts have contributed to our success, and they’ve facilitated the installation of more than 20 MS industrial printers recently – in excess of all competitors. With their assistance, MS printers now make up more than 50% of the industrial digital printing sector in Russia.”
This notable achievement can be put down to Textile and Technology’s dedicated service department. This comprises a full staff of engineers who have been trained and certified at the MS factory in Italy, and they have all the necessary knowledge, skills, spare parts and software expertise to be able to install, maintain and repair every MS scanning printer. Despite the restrictions on MS personnel movements due to the pandemic, the Textile and Technology service department continued to successfully carry out the required tasks. The installation of new printers and the remounting of SK Group’s fourth machine were all undertaken in full compliance with MS’s strict rules on timing and quality, even though they were unable to be involved in person. “We wish every success to SK Group with their ongoing ventures,” says Andrea, “and we look forward to continued cooperation with them.”