European specialist in cinema exhibitor services (Ymagis – ISIN: FR0011471291,
MAGIS, PEA-PME eligible), today announced the opening of a branch office
in the city of Porto (Portugal) to meet cinema exhibitors’ procurement and
technical services needs.
The new entity, named
CinemaNext Portugal, is headed by Francisco Lafuente, current General Manager
of CinemaNext Spain, based in Valencia.
very pleased to be expanding in the Iberian Peninsula to better meet the
growing demand for services from the Portuguese cinema market,” explains Matthew
Jones, General Manager, CinemaNext Europe. “With field technicians in Porto and
a second office to open shortly in Lisbon, this new venture comes as an added
driving force to our current activities in the region. Opening this branch in
Portugal will allow us to deploy our strategy at a local level as planned, and now
is the ideal moment to move forward.”
"With this new branch, we aim to further
strengthen our position and be even closer to our Portuguese clients, offering onsite
service and stock of spare parts and consumable," adds Fran Lafuente,
General Manager. "329 screens in Portugal are currently under service
agreements with CinemaNext, benefitting from best-in-class technical support."
CinemaNext Portugal’s local technicians and
field engineers are also assisted by expert Portuguese-speaking technicians at the
company’s interconnected customer services/NOC centers in Valencia (Spain) and
Liège (Belgium). CinemaNext provides service agreements for all cinema
equipment (projection systems, audio systems, central systems or content
management) while its NOC (Network Operations Center) services are available 7
days a week, 365 days a year.
With offices in 27 countries
and over 13,000 screens installed globally to date, CinemaNext is the largest
cinema exhibition services company in EMEA. It provides smart, comprehensive
solutions across the board: projection equipment, audio systems, Sphera premium
cinema concept, Illucity VR activities, Onyx Cinema LED, central systems,
cinema outfitting and seating, content management, 3D projection systems &
glasses, TMS, digital signage and screens. Clients enjoy the highest level of
reliability and lowest cost of ownership through our various services:
consulting, design & project management, equipment sales and financing,
installation, maintenance, support (NOC), online monitoring, spare and
consumables, service agreements and supply chain & logistics.