Durst has confirmed the opening of Durst Oceania after the successful launch of its digital printing machinery at Printex in Sydney. This new branch marks another watershed moment in the history of family-owned business, as it continues to cement its transformation into a highly integrated process service provider.Durst Oceania covers Australia, New Zealand, Tazmania and other outreach markets in the Pacific Ocean. Its headquarters will be close to Melbourne’s international airport and central business district in Tullamarine. The official launch follows the successful conclusion of negotiations to acquire the business interests of Durst distributor Photo Electronic Services – known as PES.
The new Managing Director is Matt Ashman. He has been associated with Durst for more than 25 years, first as a customer and then within Durst UK and Ireland’s sales and marketing operation until relocating from England in 2015. “I am delighted to be at the helm of a new era of what I am sure will be sustained growth for Durst in the region,” he said. “The market potential is huge. Durst Oceania is a strong economic region with a young entrepreneurial vibe.”
Durst Group CEO and joint owner Christoph Gamper, said, “We are grateful to the work of PES and would like to thank them for their support and cooperation as a long-standing distributor. Matt and his team epitomise our new business philosophy: a passion for technologies and markets, with innovation as the driver, and provides active collaboration and participation in every area. Durst Oceania is an important strategic step as we continue to shape the future and grow our business.”