Rolling Meadows, IL, February 14, 2024Komori America—Komori America announced today that The Marek Group, a leader in the field of sales effectiveness and marketing execution services, is looking forward to gaining a higher level of productivity and faster speed to market with its investment in the company’s first Komori press, an eight-color Lithrone G40 advance perfector (GL840P advance) with LED-UV. The family-owned company, with headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin and three additional locations, offers an array of services that provide clients with a single solution for sales support and marketing campaign execution.

The company contributes part of its success to following a deliberate CapEx process that focuses on the investments needed to stay current with a portfolio that includes print, promotions, mail, incentives, kitting, fulfillment and sales enablement technology. Recognizing it was time for its pressroom to be modernized, The Marek Group team began to search for a press that would offer the automation, efficiencies and quick makereadies needed to handle the growing volume of bold, eye-catching print solutions the company produces.

“In making the decision to purchase the GL840P advance, I connected with several industry peers that had Komori presses and learned they were raving fans of not only the presses but of Komori as a company,” said Fuzzy Marek, CEO, The Marek Group. “The advanced automation for maximum productivity and the resulting reduction of waste were all important because of the volume of production going on in our facility. We knew we wanted to go LED-UV to solve the requirement of reduced lead times from our clients. Coming off press fully cured and ready for finishing, along with the ability to offer more specialty applications and synthetic substrates, puts us in a strong position to best support the long-term needs of our clients.”

The addition of LED-UV to the GL840P advance will make it possible for output to go straight to fulfillment after printing, and The Marek Group is looking forward to the fact that it will open new market opportunities for expanding offerings in creative packaging, signage, synthetics and other unique printed materials with embellishments that create visual and tactile effects. Additionally, the press can handle substrates ranging from .004 point to .040 point, allowing The Marek Group to choose from an array of substrates depending on the requirements of the application.

“We looked at several different manufacturers and configurations to upgrade our offset platform. At the end of the day, this press not only provided us with the most comprehensive solution but the Komori GL840P advance also had the lowest total cost of ownership. That is what drove the final decision,” said Marek. “Hearing from peers that had similar Komori presses, knowing their satisfaction level, the high uptime and low maintenance they experienced—it was impressive. This is our first Komori after 55 years in business and it was a big decision to move away from the manufacturer we had been with forever. But as we went through our due diligence, we became more and more impressed with the GL840P advance, and it emerged as the clear favorite.”

About Komori America Corporation

Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of offset and digital presses, provides world-class technology based on three tenets core to which all Komori products are delivered—product reliability, outstanding print quality and substrate flexibility. From unsurpassed print quality and impressively fast makeready to intuitive software, Komori is dedicated to helping its customers navigate the changing market landscape. With hundreds of patents, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, and representation around the globe, Komori is laser-focused on the advancement of print. Komori America Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.

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Sandy Armstrong
Vice President of Media & Communications
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