Durst Oceania recently opened the doors to its newly launched premises, inviting its partners to the premises.
The company’s new office, in Melbourne’s suburb of Tullamarine, is headed by Durst Oceania managing director Matt Ashman.
Durst Group CEO and co-owner Chrisoph Gamper, along with its head of service Christian Casazza, were at the launch to invite and mingle with guests.
“Australia is a very important market for us and Durst is about its people. Having Matt here, who has worked with us for more than 10 years, has enabled us to further service this region and customers directly,” Gamper said.
“Labels and packaging is growing in Australia, just like it is all around the world. For us, this means new opportunities arising and there is still a lot that we can bring to the market – not just from the machines side but also the software, portfolio, and optimisation sides.
“That’s what we are going to focus on for the next few years.”
According to Gamper, Durst as a company is looking towards growth and making a bigger impact in the industry that it plays in.
“Durst is a 100 per cent independent company, and we want to stay 100 per cent independent. We’re not striving to go public even if we have market giants knocking on our doors every day,” he said.
“We have been in operation this way for about 80 years and we intend to operate like this in the future, even if it means that we have to reinvent our business – we have done so four times in our existence and are in our fifth revolution now. We strive to be here and stay.”
Gamper added that the launch of the physical office in Melbourne means that it will now work more closely with customers in the country.
“We’re here to support our customers to be the best that they can be in servicing this region – to be the service provider, not just a machine pusher, and help their customers to prosper and grow,” he mentioned.
“This will fall back in a positive way across the whole organisation. And print isn’t going away; it will play a pivotal role going forward so our customers can expect from us lots of innovation and tools that will help their customers stay ahead in the near future.”
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