CinemaNext, part of the Ymagis Group, has opened its first French regional sales and technical support office at the Pôle Pixel in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon. Olivier Douet, head of sales for CinemaNext France, Switzerland and Africa, manages the office.
"The opening of our first regional office allows us to better meet the growing services demand from our clients in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region,” said Maxime Rigaud, general manager, CinemaNext France. “With this new geographic proximity, our goal is to strengthen our business relationship with clients such as the Adira, Megarama and CNP Terreaux and Bellecourt cinema chains. We are now assessing the prospect of opening further regional offices across France."
"The choice of Lyon/Villeurbanne and the Pôle Pixel as the location of our first regional office in France is a strategic one that allows our Lyon-based technicians to guarantee onsite service within three hours or less through our partnership with local service provider Gécome,” said Douet. “Thanks to our stock of consumables (Barco, Christie, NEC, Sony, Ushio, Osram, Dolby, etc.), we will be able to further develop our logistical and technical services offer, including maintenance and onsite support, for our exhibitor clients in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes as well as the Drôme and Ardèche regions."
Based in the southern Paris suburb of Montrouge, CinemaNext France encompasses the exhibitor services provided by R2D1 and YES (Ymagis Engineering Services). CinemaNext is the new name of Ymagis Group’s exhibitor services activities as part of the group’s corporate rebranding initiative announced in March. CinemaNext consists of four divisions: equipment sales & installation, in-house products, online services & technical support, and consultancy services.