INDUSTRY NEWS 06 images SEPTEMBER 2022 Follow the links to the full news stories online GK Marketing Services appointed as KTK’s UK distributor KTK, the Portuguese manufacturer of screen printing machinery, has appointed GK Marketing Services as UK distributor for its products, which range from oval and circular automatic screen printing presses to tunnel dryers, digital printing units and screen printing accessories. GK Marketing, which was founded in 1984, is owned by Graham King and supplies heat transfers, screen printing inks and a range of other printing equipment and consumables. KTK has manufactured automatic screen printing machines since 2014, drawing on its owners’ experience and knowledge stretching back more than 30 years. In 2019, it combined the best of its screen printing with digital technology for a hybrid printing solution, the KTK Fusion line, which integrates with machines such as the KTK Master Plus oval screen printing press. Rafael de Matos, sales manager at KTK in Portugal, said: “KTK products are known globally not only for their highly acclaimed accuracy, durable components and reliability but, more importantly, for making screen printing easier and safer.” KTK has a network of resellers and after-sales support based in countries that include Portugal, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Lithuania, India, Bangladesh, Mexico, Egypt, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Tunisia, Peru, Guatemala, Congo and Uganda. Earlier this year, KTK announced that investment in its site in Barcelos in northern Portugal meant that it now occupies more than 24,000 sqm of production space. Madeira plans move to bigger new-build premises Work began in August on new premises for embroidery supplies company Madeira in North Yorkshire. The site in Barker Business Park in Melmerby, near Ripon, will include a ground-floor warehouse of 2,327 sqm and a first-floor office suite of 452 sqm. It is due for completion in early 2023. Working with York-based construction business Lindum, Madeira is ensuring the new site meets BREEAM standards for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. Madeira’s managing director, Karen Burrows, said: “The new premises is just around the corner from our existing building so no additional travel is required for staff. “Our warehouse team in particular is looking forward to and will benefit greatly from the additional space which will enable them to streamline processes. “The new premises will offer dedicated space for the Madeira training courses and everyone working at Madeira is excited for the move.” KTK Expert Plus screen printing carousel KTK’s oval screen printing press, Master Plus Madeira UK’s sales director Andrew Maylor and managing director Karen Burrows with Lindum York managing director James Nellist