As from this year, QI Press Controls – Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) is to be represented in Spain by Mecaprint SL. Owned by Raúl Barredo Sabando, Mecaprint knows the Spanish and South American markets and QIPC-EAE products well. Both parties expect the collaboration to bring about a significant growth on the Spanish market.
Raúl Barredo Sabando and QIPC-EAE go back a long way. From 2002, he worked as an agent for the Dutch specialist for automation in the printing industry and in 2006 even entered employment with QIPC.
After working at QIPC for seven years, he decided to start up his own business in 2013. The company that he co-founded with Eduardo Martínez Canet, Mecaprint SL is now to join forces once again with QIPC-EAE. Like Raúl Barredo Sabando, QIPC-EAE is excited at the prospect of working together again. “They have enormous drive and are extremely proactive,” Harold Drinhuyzen, sales executive at QIPC-EAE says of Mecaprint. “That enthusiasm, in combination with Raúl Barredo Sabando’s long experience means we are extremely optimistic about the new collaboration.”
The Spanish market is currently in a state of flux and that opens up new opportunities for QIPC-EAE. Says Harold Drinhuyzen: “At the moment, a lot of printing presses are changing hands between companies. Whenever old presses are installed in a new plant, new automation systems are often the best solution for ensuring that the machines meet the current requirements for quality and efficiency. That means new openings for us.” QIPC-EAE has found a willing partner in Mecaprint SL for the retrofit projects.