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Vanguard appoints ArtSystems as UK & Ireland distributor

Vanguard appoints ArtSystems as UK & Ireland distributor
ArtSystems has become the UK & Ireland official partner for Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, part of the Durst Group. The agreement between Durst UK & Ireland and ArtSystems, the specialist UK & Ireland distributor, will cover distribution, service, ink supply and sales support.

Vanguard, with its printing systems for signage, decoration, business equipment, industry and packaging, has been part of the Durst Group since 2020. It has its headquarters in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, and a European branch close to the Durst Group headquarters in Brixen, Italy.

ArtSystems will be working with a selected reseller channel providing a UK-based demonstration centre for resellers to bring their users to see the speed and quality of the Vanguard range. ArtSystems is the leading distributor in the wide-format market and is able to support reseller channels with dedicated sales, training, support and channel marketing teams.

“This is a significant step forward as we continue to establish our presence in new markets,” said Peter Bray, Managing Director of Durst UK & Ireland who will also act on behalf of Vanguard Europe in the UK. “We are delighted to have a partner with such a strong service and support background. ArtSystems has been established for many years and has an unrivalled knowledge within the markets in which it will distribute and service the Vanguard products. It is an extremely strong fit between two major industry players. Vanguard’s printing systems have achieved significant global growth – and I am sure our partnership with ArtSystems will mirror that in the UK & Ireland.”

Mark Lambert, Technical Director of Nottingham-based Art Systems said: “Durst and Vanguard are highly respected within the wide-format printing industries. This agreement will have many benefits for all parties. Building successful reseller channels and supporting them with effective, reliable service drives our entire business. Our long experience in the field in which Vanguard operates has enabled us to build a highly motivated channel of reseller partners, which we feel certain will translate to a highly successful Vanguard channel. We invest heavily in pre-sales consultancy, technical support, and both reseller and user training. This will support the new Vanguard resellers to enable them to put this superb range of printers in front of their customers with total confidence.”

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