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EskoArtworks and Antalis see things differently - 10-03-2012


EskoArtworks and Antalis see things Differently

Esko Artworks Distributor Agreement

At this breakfast, Antalis and EskoArtworks officially kick off their distributor agreement, much excitement was garnered around Drupa 2012.

Jacques Staelens, Area Manager, and Armand Gougay, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, along with the Antalis’ top executives hosted South Africa’s print media journalists at a function during which they were offered the opportunity to preview what EskoArtworks will be showcasing at the upcoming 2012 Drupa.

Drupa is the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world, held every four years, and plays host to thousand of exhibitors and visitors representing more than 60 countries worldwide.

We are thrilled to be striding ahead in one of our industry’s fastest growing arenas – packaging.” shared Keith Solomon, Director of Antalis South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

“We really have hit the ground running since signing the distributorship agreement with Antalis.” said Staelens. “Whilst the media function is key to the role out of our local and international initiatives we are also using the opportunity, of being in South Africa, to cement some key deals within the rapidly expanding packaging market.”

“We are immensely excited to be working with Antalis as we tackle the exciting new markets that our partnership is opening up. I’ve seen enormous potential here in South Africa – both the EskoArtworks and Antalis teams will be working very hard to maximise these opportunities.” said Gougay.

EskoArtworks, based in Gent, Belgium, employs around 1050 people worldwide. The organisation has global sales and support structures covering Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific with a further network of distribution partners, such as Antalis, covering more than 45 countries.

“Whilst we have our work cut out for us in opening our products up to a completely new market we certainly have the expertise within the Antalis team, supported by EskoArtworks who are chomping at the bit to get going!” shared Solomon.

In the pre-amble to Drupa everything seems electric, much excitement emanates from our industry. Antalis has focussed on the packaging industry, having represented Du Pont in South Africa for over 35 years, but our relationship with EskoArtworks is of particular value to us.

We are honoured to welcome Armand and Jacques to South Africa. I strongly feel that the EskoArtworks and Antalis partnership is the springboard we both needed into new and exciting markets. concluded Solomon.

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