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Westcoast buys Artsystems

Published date: 12/04/2016 16:03

IT distributor Westcoast has today announced the acquisition of ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist distributor.

ArtSystems, is recognised as one of Europe’s leading providers of value-add services and solutions to support high-end printing.

 The firm provides technical consultancy, demonstration services, specialist logistics and pre and post sales engineering to the design, graphics, signage, display and 3D markets.  ArtSystem’s product portfolio focuses on large format and latex print and finishing hardware, software, media and supplies. In the last 24 months the firm has seen significant success in 3D printing solutions.

Westcoast Managing Director Duncan Forsyth, said: “This acquisition represents a game-changing opportunity for Westcoast. ArtSystems has been a driving force in the development of the wide format sector and is a leader in next generation 3D printing. Both industries are growing hard and fast. Access to ArtSystems’ peerless technical expertise and range of distribution agreements with leading vendors like HP and Stratasys will give us a considerable competitive edge.”

Steve Hawker, Managing Director of ArtSystems, added: “Over the years ArtSystems has built a reputation for creating new channels for manufacturer’s niche products. With investment from Westcoast we now have the opportunity to scale our solutions for suppliers and customers alike.”

Westcoast has purchased ArtSystems for an undisclosed sum.

About ArtSystems

Established in 1986, ArtSystems the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, has seen significant growth in the past six years. Today, ArtSystems has a turnover of £31 million, employs 67 people and is one of the largest value added distributors in the UK. The company serves the design, graphics, signage and display markets with large format imaging and printing hardware plus material and consumable solutions from market leading manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Stratasys, Makerbot, Summa, Onyx, Neschen and Colortrac.


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