The full range of European ROQ high-production screen printing, hybrid and digital printers and packaging solutions are now available to Australian printers exclusively through GJS. With a strong emphasis on DTG, both GJS and ROQ expect good growth in the garment sector.
GJS has announced that it has secured an exclusive arrangement for the distribution of ROQ products in Australia. This new distribution deal means that Australian printers will have access to ROQ’s full range of high-quality, high-production screen printing, hybrid, direct-to-garment (DTG), drying and packaging products.
Headquartered in Portugal and with offices in the United States and Brazil, ROQ has more than 40 agents around the world, to ensure distribution and post-sale support and recently employed a local representative, Joel Taylor, to manage its Australian business.
According to Taylor: “Finding the right, reliable partner was critical to ensure that ROQ’s partnership approach to business and customer success was continued when the brand entered the Australian market. With more than four decades exerience in screen printing, textiles, and digital decoration, and the synergies between both brands made GJS a logical choice.
“It was also important to ensure that existing, as well as new customers, would be well supported under this new arrangement. GJS’ existing network of technical support personnel and national sales coverage gives us a single, capable, and experienced team to rely on, and I look forward to working with them to build the ROQ brand in Australia,” Taylor added.
The ROQ product portfolio available now to Australian printers includes fully automatic screen printing equipment, tunnel dryers and flash curers, computer-to-screen, direct-to-garment (DTG) printers with integrated pre-treatment, folding machines, packaging (bagging) machines and labelling systems.
The diversity of the ROQ product range is complimented by its versatility with almost all products possessing the ability to be customised to the requirement of each customer and application.
Greg Stone, managing director, GJS says: “The Australian garment decoration market is at a crucial stage of maturity and development so our distribution agreement with ROQ comes at an important time.
“More frequently we are being asked by our customers for high-production, end-to-end systems, and integrated workflows. Our customers in the web-to-print space, and those with lucrative supply contracts are looking for the next step up in technology that will enable them to simply print, pack and post and ROQ has user-friendly solutions for each of these steps of the process.
“For example, the ROQ NOW features a completely in-line process and takes a garment from pre-treatment to final finishing in one touch and is capable of printing 200 photo-quality prints per hour, with a single operator. Another advantage is that it boasts world leading wash fastness being the only DTG system to pass Nike’s rigorous wash testing benchmark.
“The addition of a ROQ dryer, either gas or electric, and ROQ packaging line enables the production process to be extended to include folding, packing, bagging and labelling. The answer to integrated, high-production, end-to-end printing that the market and our customers have been asking for,” Stone concludes.
Installations already in Australia
Australian screen printers can also take advantage of this new distribution deal with ROQ’s extensive range of automatic presses, hybrid screen/digital system and flash cure units also available under this new arrangement.
The market demand for ROQ’s high-production print solutions is evidenced by two existing installations already in place in Queensland and a third installation that took place in Victoria in late September.
Sasa Zarkov, export manager for ROQ says that he only expects this market demand in Australia to increase.
He says: "The interest that we are currently seeing in Australia is indicative of a maturing market, so it is perfect timing for ROQ to be partnering with GJS and for us to be working together to bring our innovative, reliable and user-friendly solutions to Australia coupled with GJS’ renowned post-sales support and service.”
ROQ’s products are available from now, exclusively via GJS in Australia.
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