UK & Ireland business manager for Esko Graphics, Paul Bates, said the company was targeting GPT’s established customer base of Mimaki and Agfa users, who could benefit from its products.

He added: “We have identified the potential of the sign-making and wide-format print production industries for our products and believe that GPT has a portfolio of printing and finishing products that complement our own systems and strategies perfectly.”

GPT is due to install a Kongsberg cutting table in its showroom and will invite customers for demonstrations.

Newly appointed general manager of GPT Shaun Thompson said: “Cutting systems are an essential component of the modern wide-format printing solution.

“By adding Esko Kongsberg cutters and software to our portfolio we are enabling our customers to increase their range of applications and services to their clients and therefore increase revenue and profits.”

Meanwhile, on his appointment as general manager, which he has stepped up to from the role of sales director, Thompson said he was looking forward to helping the business progress and meet its objectives.

“We will be looking to grow the business in terms of key personnel that will help us increase sales and maintain our reputation for high class service and support,” he added.