Roland DG EMEA announces partnership with GGSEU

To develop a new material distribution plan

Roland DG
Roland DG announces partnership with GGSEU

GGSEU, one of the UK’s leading graphics media suppliers, was chosen to manage and develop a new material distribution plan for Roland DG to serve Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The British company, which has made significant investments in the past 2 years to increase its production capacity, has over 35 years of experience in product research and development and in the distribution of materials in the large format printing sector. The partnership was launched to provide a complete and competitive solution in which Roland DG machines and materials work together for optimal final results.

Tom Powell, chief executive officer of GGSEU says, “We are delighted to have the incredible opportunity to work with a quality brand like Roland DG. Their products are unmatched in their field and we will make our materials program available. ”

Having worked closely with the GGSEU team prior to this announcement, Svenja Schulz, Product manager of Roland DG Central Europe, praised the collaboration so far established. “In this first phase of collaboration, they have already demonstrated great experience, great motivation, and a clear impulse to make this project a success. I am convinced that Gardiners is the right partner for Roland DG and that it will be the ideal partner to support both authorized dealers Roland what customers ”.

Matt Littler, EMEA Sales director for the British company explains, “We are extremely happy to be working with Roland DG and to see the media range evolving. Our goal is to help Roland distributors further strengthen their marketing channels with materials that adapt perfectly to their needs “.

Before launching a full portfolio in the coming months, partners today announce their collaboration with a series of products, designed specifically for wall and floor applications. Will Duggins, chief executive officer of GGSEU adds, “With so many solutions dedicated to creating safe spaces and creating indications on social distancing, it was clear where to start. It is about supporting Roland DG products and distributors to resume their business with the right means and the best solutions. ”

Despite the ‘new normal’ as regards the way of working and the greater travel restrictions in recent months, the project has maintained its momentum and numerous videoconferencing meetings have taken place. The last meeting, during which the project was definitively outlined before the public announcement, can be viewed here.

The certified media program is implemented from 15 June 2020 in the EMEA regions by the platform , managed by Gardiner Graphics Supplies Europe.

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Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

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