By Jon Robinson
Goss International has established a new direct sales and support organization in Brazil, which is the world’s fifth largest country by geographical area and population (191,241,71). According to the company, over the past five years, printers and publishers in Brazil have ordered more than 100 new Goss printing units.
Headquartered in Sao Paulo, the new Goss International organization is responsible for the full range of Goss commercial and newspaper presses and print finishing systems. The group also manages Goss Lifetime Support aftermarket services, including parts, service and enhancement programs.
“This smooth transition to direct sales and support, with a strong continuity of personnel, streamlines processes and puts our customers in closer contact with our dedicated team in Latin America and throughout the world,” said Goss International CEO Jochen Meissner.
Vitor Dragone oversees the new Goss International organization in Brazil. Dragone, who has 20 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, was previously the director of web offset sales for Heidelberg do Brazil, formerly the agent for Goss products in the country. The Goss International team based at the new facility also includes many other former members of the Heidelberg do Brazil web offset staff. They are now directly connected with Goss International product development and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia; and with a staff of more than 300 people focused on the aftermarket Goss Lifetime Support services in the Americas.