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Westcoast Acquires ArtSystems

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IT distributor Westcoast has today announced the acquisition of ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist distributor for an undisclosed sum.

The firm provides technical consultancy, demonstration services, specialist logistics and pre and post sales engineering to the design, graphics, signage, display and 3D markets. ArtSystem’s product portfolio focuses on large format and latex print and finishing hardware, software, media and supplies. In the last 24 months the firm has seen significant success in 3D printing solutions.

Steve Hawker, Managing Director of ArtSystems, said: “Over the years ArtSystems has built a reputation for creating new channels for manufacturer’s niche products. With investment from Westcoast we now have the opportunity to scale our solutions for suppliers and customers alike.”

Westcoast Managing Director Duncan Forsyth, added: “This acquisition represents a game-changing opportunity for Westcoast. ArtSystems has been a driving force in the development of the wide format sector and is a leader in next generation 3D printing. Both industries are growing hard and fast. Access to ArtSystems’ peerless technical expertise and range of distribution agreements with leading vendors like HP and Stratasys will give us a considerable competitive edge.”