The new company ChemTek is operating out of the same premises with the same product range and the same staff.
ChemTek represents a buy-in by three major investors in New Zealand
following Fuji Hunt’s purchase of DS Chemport Australia (but not New Zealand) early this year.
“As far as the product range goes, there will be no change,” says ChemTek’s general manager Rob Ruskin.
“We may no longer be called DS Chemport, but we will be their biggest customer. Our customers will actually have access to an even wider product range than before, thanks to the relationship with Fuji Hunt.”
According to ChemTek’s technical manager Stephen Andersen, Fuji Hunt brings a wealth of technical expertise to this market.
“Fuji Hunt and DS Chemport have never clashed because they were selling in different parts of the world. The situation now leads to a two way exchange of knowledge which should deliver some exciting benefits.”
As well as keeping the DS Chemport range, ChemTek are agents for Tobias densitometers, Plurimetal plates, Konica graphic arts films and inkjet paper.
The recent addition of the Plurimetal range has been a big plus for the company, Rob Ruskin says.
“Plurimetal have the fourth largest range of plates in the world and it really finishes off our portfolio of products nicely.”
There will probably be further additions to ChemTek’s product range, but it will be on a gradual basis, Stephen Andersen says: “We will look to consolidate what we’ve got and add as we go.”
Rob Ruskin says that the company’s focus will remain the same. It is only the name that has changed: “We still pride ourselves on supporting and having good working relationships with our customers. We make sure the products are working well and everybody’s happy.”
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