Bar Graphic Machinery (BGM) has opened a new US demonstration centre at the location of its distributor partner J&J Converting Machinery in Grandview, Missouri.

A specialist in the design and manufacture of label finishing systems, die-cutting slitter rewinders, digital label converting finishing systems, and flexible packaging finishing equipment for the global label and flexible packaging industries, BGM has seen significant growth in its US customer base since working with J&J. The new facility will host a selection of BGM’s machines and offers demonstration and training services for customers.

Annemarie Rhodes, BGM managing director, said, ‘We have a fantastic relationship with the J&J team and this new fully equipped demonstration centre is testament to the commitment both companies have to growing our business in the US. This investment provides our customers, old and new, with the technical support, service and innovation they seek.’

BGM will also be showcasing its technologies on the J&J Converting booth at Labelexpo Americas 2022 in September this year.

J&J sales director John Dignam said, ‘BGM has a great reputation for quality in the US and this new showroom investment gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the efficiency, speed and performance the machines can offer. We’re delighted to be working with the BGM team, especially as we work towards Labelexpo Americas, where we’ll be showcasing the latest BGM Elite iSR label inspection slitter rewinder, BGM Elite eDSR easy load die-cut slitter rewinder, and the BGM Elite Comflex digital converting finishing system.’

‘This new demonstration centre is a perfect solution to facilitating follow up discussions and trials from the show,’ continued Ms Rhodes.