CMYUK appoints Materials Solutions as its distributor in Ireland

A new partnership that mitigates Brexit issues and responds to continuing high demand for PONGS®, Kavalan and UFabrik materials

CMYUK has appointed Materials Solutions as its distributor in Ireland. This strategic partnership will ensure that supply of CMYUK’s materials to its buoyant Irish customer base continues without logistical compromises caused by Brexit.

L to R: Joel Willock, Commercial Director, CMYUK; Paddy Slevin, Major Sales Account Manager, Material Solutions; Sebastian Tens, Head of Sales, PONGS®; Naue Tunes, Marketing Manager, Material Solutions; Dermot McCaley, Senior Buyer, Material Solutions; David Ryan, Sales Manager, Material Solutions; Mick Crook, Business Development Director, CMYUK.

CMYUK is regarded as the premier digital print-ready materials supplier for the wide format digital print industry in the UK and Ireland. It partners exclusively with world-leading manufacturing brands such as PONGS®, Kavalan, and UFabrik to bring high quality, innovative, and sustainable materials to market.

Dublin-based Materials Solutions has an impressive pedigree with over 80 years-experience in supplying materials to the Print & Signage industry in Ireland. It offers the largest range of print-ready materials and provides a comprehensive service supported by a dedicated and committed team, whose knowledge and expertise in the industry is second to none.

“We are delighted to partner with Materials Solutions in Ireland. This is a commercial decision that has arisen because many of our Irish customers wish to continue working with CMYUK and the exclusive brands we offer, despite the complications of Brexit.  

“Materials Solutions is a perfect distribution partner for CMYUK in facilitating our exclusive ranges from PONGS®, UFabrik, Kavalan, plus many new additions with our current and new customers. It has a long-held reputation for introducing new products into the Irish market, and like CMYUK, places customer service at the centre of its operations. Its well-established infrastructure will allow for the fulfilment of next day delivery on all our products, a service which CMYUK customers have come to expect,” said Joel Willcock, Commercial Director, CMYUK.

Ian Scouler, Managing Director, Materials Solutions said, “CMYUK is the best-qualified partner in the UK’s digital printed textile industry. Its knowledge and experience within the PVC-free banner and mesh industry is outstanding. We are seeking a fresh start in our textile portfolio and by working with CMYUK, we will deliver cutting edge eco solutions to the Irish market.”

Stephen Hudson, Owner, and MD of Printroom, one of CMYUK’s largest customers in Ireland said, “When supply, freight times, and new documentation became more complex following BREXIT, it was clear that a long-term solution was required for us to continue to purchase important brands from CMYUK. I was relieved when Joel confirmed that the company would explore all options to ensure large stockholdings of PONGS®, UFabrik, and Kavalan products in Ireland for next day access. 

“Materials Solutions is also a great long-term supplier to our business, so this new partnership not only adds significant value to us but allows for the overall development and supply of super-wide materials within Ireland.”

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