Roland DG Australia Pty Ltd, leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and integrated printer/cutters in the Asia Pacific market today announce it has partnered in a new strategic alliance with Aarque Graphics NZ Ltd, leading partner of choice for digital print solutions in New Zealand.

Marc Margetts, Managing Director of Roland DG states "After an extensive review of the New Zealand market the decision was made to restructure the New Zealand operations, through appointing Aarque Graphics as exclusive distributor of colour products.  We believe the Aarque partnership will benefit Roland NZs current and future user base through the company's extensive service, sales, and support network in New Zealand".

The new strategic alliance between Aarque Graphics and Roland DG delivers a solid foundation of expertise and experience in wide-format digital print technology. Peter Bult, Aarque Graphics CEO, says "This partnership is a strong value-driven opportunity for New Zealand's existing and prospective Roland user-base. We will continue with Roland DG's market-leading innovations such as their new Roland DG Care programme comprising of the five year warrantee, the Roland DG Academy, the Value-Up programmes, and Roland DG's authorised dealer channel and service network".

Roland DG announced simultaneously that it's Engineering/3D product lines in New Zealand will be headed up under a new company formed by Dave Hullah, with 19 years experience with the Roland DG brand.  A separate announcement will follow in due course.

On behalf of Roland DG, Mr Hullah will continue to support Aarque during this restructuring to streamline delivery of rapidly changing technologies to the New Zealand market.

The new distribution structure is effective December 1st 2008.  Roland DG customers will receive an introductory pack further explaining these changes.

Roland DG New Zealand


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