Posts Tagged ‘QuadTech’

  • Tim Johnson steps back up for his QuadTech customers

    Less than a week after iconic engineering company, Plunkett and Johnson, went under, one of its principals is back in the game to ensure printers are not left in the lurch. Johnson’s response to the many inquiries from customers, especially web press operators, is to get back into the ring with his new company, TJ Services Australia.

    Despite 18 years operating the service and engineering company he believes there is a still good opportunity and industry need to provide high-end service to the QuadTech press products, especially the ICON controls.

    “I’ve had many calls from worried customers with regards to support of their equipment. I will be working on my own offering service to the printing industry and supporting the current QuadTech customers for both service and spare parts,” he said.

    The current sales agency for QuadTech is still up in the air and the US-based company has emphasized that there is no official sales and service agent in Australia at present. They have dispatched a company service technician from the US in the interim to look after customers.

    There are over 100 QuadTech press colour control, web inspection and register guidance systems in Australia and NZ. Johnson has spent the past few years upgrading many sites to ICON centralized press controls. He wants to ensure that customers are not left stranded with some installations already underway.

    Under the Plunket & Johnson brand in recent times he has installed registration equipment on the Manugraph press at Bundaberg as well as QuadTech ICON technology at the Shepparton News in Victoria.

    He blames the demise of Plunkett and Johnson on the ongoing contraction of the industry, indicating the proposed shutdown of Fairfax’s Chullora and Tullamarine as an example. As the long-term technical director of the company he knows the situation at most of the web press sites around the country.

    “I was always a very hands-on technical director and I did many of the upgrades and installations myself. I’m looking forward to supporting our customers in the future,” he said.

    Contact Tim on 0419 236 347