Global Repro Sdn Bhd got established in 2012 to be among the first choice for one-stop printing needs of customers from Petaling Jaya City of Selangor.
Serving over 300 SME clients spread all over Petaling Jaya, Global Repro Sdn Bhd provides large format printing, digital printing and other related services that include latest designs, exclusive patterns, contemporary looks and vibrant colours with flawless finish to diverse customers. The large format products cater to customer needs for conferences, exhibitions, seminars, indoor banners, pop up banners, media walls etc. It is actually a complete print shop based in PJ (as Petaling Jaya is popularly known among the locals). Customers can choose from small business cards to joint-less large-format outdoor prints. They house lithographic, digital and inkjet printing press technology in-house to cater for any stationery requirement and any printing volume.
Global Repro Sdn Bhd is based in the city Petaling Jaya. Local people popularly call it PJ. It was originally developed as a satellite township for Kuala Lumpur but got city status in 2006. With a population of about half a million and with over 25 colleges and universities, the city presents a lively atmosphere for every life needs, be it education, health, nature, business or growth, says Alex Yap, owner of Global Repro.
“We are a one-stop-shop for large format and almost all our machines are HP. We do most of the jobs for corporates in the area,” says Alex. Binding too is in-house with machines for Wiro, Spiral and the likes. Construction companies, architects etc. are their mainstay and most of the work too is project based.
Global Repro is a highly environment friendly organisation with all of its consumables are eco-friendly. “This way we contribute our bit towards environment protection – we use only original consumables and eco-friendly material are always a high priority at Global Repro,” informs Alex.
Alex did his Masters in Management from Melbourne. His father had a fully furnished Digital Shop ready for him to run and manage on the completion of his Masters. Today the Petaling Jaya unit is run by Alex and is ably assisted by his brother and his wife. As opposed to his earlier days when he handled sales and marketing himself, now a team of sales and marketing guys looks after that part.
Global Repro with a present annual turnover of about 2.5 million Ringgits is on a fast path of growth. Alex is proud of his HP line-up especially his HP Pagewide. “HP Pagewide machine has an amazing speed. We are happy to give our customers the high-quality and deliver it to them on time because of its fast throughput of 60ppm,” says Alex, as he shows us their HP Pagewide plotting machine kept in their shop. Presently the unit has about ten people working for him. Alex is in expansion mode and plans to add a laser die cutting machine (probably a Graphtec) and other related paraphernalia to make it a one-stop shop for his customers. “Convenience to the customer is our motto and we look forward to service them even better in the future with more ease and shorter turnaround time,” says Alex.
Talking about the RoI in Digital printing, Alex says, “I put the RoI at one and a half year.” Starting his shop at 9 in the morning, he works till late in the evening. “Anything beyond one and a half year to recover such investment is actually a loss,” he declares. With a state-of-the-art set up lined up with high end printing and other equipment from HP, FujiXerox and many more, this Print House is on a fast lane to recover its existing investment and plans to expand as a single stop solutions provider to its customers.