Océ Australia has appointed Melbourne-based wide format industry supplier Charti as an Océ Partner in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, in a move it says “expands the sales and supply options available to its customers in Queensland.”
The deal comes just after a month after Charti extended its national network with the acquisition of Stanton Media, a Brisbane cut-sheet and large format media supplier.
The large format printing specialist and long-term supplier of printers, media, ink, display systems and supplies, will now be a reseller for Océ’s Technical Document System (TDS) printers in these key Queensland markets, supplying not only the ColorWave and PlotWave series, but also associated toner and consumables.
According to Dale Hawkins, senior manager – indirect & marketing for Océ Australia, the move will enhance Océ’s supply options for ColorWave and PlotWave customers in these areas.
“Charti is a Melbourne-based supplier which offers an extensive range of large format printing equipment, media, ink, display systems and supplies,” Hawkins says. “More importantly for our Queensland customers, the company has support offices throughout Australia which include an extensive warehousing facility in Capalaba, Brisbane.”
Charti will provide the market leading Océ ColorWave and PlotWave series of printers to the Brisbane and Gold Coast markets.
Hawkins says that while customers are still ‘most welcome’ to order supplies for these printers direct through Océ Australia, which delivers overnight from its warehouse in Sydney, the appointment of Charti means printers in these key markets have a second source of supply, providing greater convenience, and the option of local supply for even faster turnaround and delivery times.
“Charti has an excellent reputation for both expertise and product quality and we are delighted to partner with them to provide our customers in Queensland with expanded sales and support options,” he says.
“We have a strong and long-standing relationship with the company as a supplier of products from Océ parent company, Canon, and are confident they will be a responsive and reliable business partner for our customers in Queensland, providing the high level of support they need to build their business success.”
|David Cheng, MD Charti|
Charti’s managing director David Cheng welcomed the agreement with open arms saying, “It’s a perfect strategic fit having two quality brands working side by side to serve our industry.
“The Océ brand and product line-up perfectly complements the Charti offer, making Charti a ‘one stop shop’ for the large format printing industry.”
Businesses in Brisbane or the Gold Coast can contact the local Charti team on 07 3914 9900 to start ordering toner and consumables.
Cheng has more than 13 years’ experience in the printing industry and previously worked at companies including GBC, Alloys and Neopost.
Australian-owned Charti, established 2016, is a nationwide supplier of large format printing supplies, with a warehouse located at Williamstown North in Melbourne and support offices in Brisbane and Shenzhen, China.
Charti sells printing machines from major brands including Epson, Canon and Mimaki, and distributes a wide range of media and supplies.