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Durst launches into Oceania region

Durst has announced the launch of Durst Oceania, a new branch of the group covering Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania and other outreach markets in the Pacific Ocean.

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Matt Ashman is managing director of Durst Oceania

The move follows the successful acquisition of Durst distributor Photo Electronic Services (PES), based in the north-east of Melbourne. Durst Oceania’s headquarters will also be in Melbourne, close to the international airport and central business district in Tullamarine.

Matt Ashman, a long-serving employee of Durst, will be heading the company as managing director having recently taken up residency in Australia.

“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 says. “The market potential is huge. Durst Oceania is a strong economic region with a young entrepreneurial vibe. Its diverse population represents many different cultures from around the world.

He continues: “Customers in the region have really embraced our innovative technology – particularly the new P5 platform shown at Printex for the first time in August – and software solutions such as Durst Workflow, Dust Analytics and Durst Smart Shop.”

Durst Oceania is a strong economic region with a young entrepreneurial vibe

Christoph Gamper, Durst Group’s chief executive officer and joint owner, led the company’s transition into the region and introduced a new management structure.

He comments: “We are extremely grateful to the work dedication of PES and would like to put on record our sincere thanks for their support and cooperation as a long-standing Durst distributor. But now we move forward and welcome Durst Oceania to our growing family.

“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. Driven by the mantra of innovation, Durst offers complete solutions from pixel to output.

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