07 July 2019 Finishing

CP Bourg returns UK distribution to Terry Cooper Services

Nottingham finishing equipment specialist TCS will once again be handling sales and service of the Belgian binding equipment manufacturer.

Terry Cooper Services has regained the agency for Belgian finishing equipment manufacturer CP Bourg having lost it to Engelmann & Buckham five years ago.

But now the sales, service and distribution are back the the Nottingham company that had looked after the business of ten years before losing the contract in 2014. “We have continued to provide spares and look after people if they wanted,” says TCS director Dean Stayne. “And we have engineers trained on most of the equipment.”

The company is best known for its perfect binders used in digital printing either inline with the press or as offline systems. The flagship is the BB3202 PUR-C which can be connected to sheet feeder and the Bourg Preparation Module for either perfect binding or saddle stitching. The binder can also be used as a standalone unit accepting manually fed blocks. The BB3102 is the simpler entry level version.

The units can be connected in line to pretty much any supplier, with Stayne naming Xerox, Canon and Konica Minolta. “We are already talking to try to get more engineers,” says Stayne.

“The company produces good kit and as we already have engineers who have remained with TCS.” It will now launch new products for the UK market at the Print Show at the NEC. “This deal will get use back on the map. And we are already preparing for a major launch at the Print Show.

TCS walked away from the supplier five years ago when, in a change of strategy, CP Bourg tried to appoint multiple distributors in some countries. TCS, says Stayne, was unhappy about this proposal.

“We are delighted to once again be the sole representative for the complete CP Bourg portfolio. The well built, easy to use and fast to set up systems are a welcome addition to any busy postpress environment, large or small. There is a solution for all sectors, set ups and workloads,” he says.

The recent arrangement came to an end when the two companies renewed contact. Stayne was invited for a meeting in Belgium and subsequently attended a recent open house at the company.

“We are already talking with some customers,” Stayne continues. It will hope to renew contact with others at the Print Show in September. “It should help get us back on the map,” he says. “We are looking forward to TCS once again supporting the sale of our solutions throughout the UK. The process will be seamless as the team are already working with the majority of our existing customers. “

CP Bourg commercial director Sacha-Vittorio Paolucci has said that the company had made a mistake five years ago.

By Gareth Ward

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Dean Stayne

Dean Stayne

Dean Stayne visited the recent CP Bourg open house along with at least one UK customer. And a few weeks later, Terry Cooper Services has been confirmed as sole UK agent for the Belgian manufacturer.

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