CinemaNext Opens Sales and Technical Support Office in Portugal

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Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:52 -- Nick Dager

CinemaNext has opened a branch office in the Portugal city of Porto 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.

“We are very pleased to be expanding in the Iberian Peninsula to better meet the growing demand for services from the Portuguese cinema market,” said 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," said 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 will be assisted by Portuguese-speaking technicians at the company’s interconnected customer services/network operations 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 services are available seven days a week, 365 days a year.