Leatherhead, Surrey, UK – ArtSystems has become the official UK and Irish partner of Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, part of the Durst Group. The agreement between Durst UK & Ireland and ArtSystems, the specialist distributor in the UK and Ireland, covers distribution, service, ink supply and sales support.
Vanguard, with its printing systems for signage, decoration, commercial equipment, industrial and packaging, has been part of the Durst Group – manufacturers of advanced digital printing and production technologies – since 2020. Its headquarters is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, and a European branch near the Durst Group headquarters in Brixen, Italy.
ArtSystems will work with a selected reseller channel providing a UK based demo center for resellers to bring their users to see the speed and quality of the Vanguard range. ArtSystems is the premier distributor in the large 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. United. “We are delighted to have a partner with such a strong track record in service and support. ArtSystems has been established for many years and has unrivaled knowledge of the markets in which they will distribute and service Vanguard products. This is an extremely strong agreement between two major players in the industry. Vanguard’s printing systems have seen significant global growth – and I’m sure our partnership with ArtSystems will reflect that in the UK and Ireland.
Mark Lambert, Technical Director of Nottingham-based Art Systems Ltd, said: “Durst and Vanguard are highly respected in the large format printing industries. This agreement will have many benefits for all parties. Building successful reseller channels and supporting them with efficient and reliable service drives all our 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 are certain will result in a very successful Vanguard channel. We invest heavily in pre-sales advice, technical support and training for resellers and users. This will support new Vanguard resellers to put this superb range of printers in front of their customers with confidence.