Esko products will complement Anderson & Vreeland’s product line tailored for flexographic printing in Canada, including labels, packaging and wide format printing. The expanded partnership builds upon Anderson & Vreeland’s success distributing Esko products in the United States. Anderson & Vreeland has sold and supported Esko products in the US since late 2008, and previously was a long-time reseller of Artwork Systems products.
In 2012, Anderson & Vreeland expanded its presence in Canada by establishing a direct sales force with distribution from sales and/or warehouses in key cities, including Montreal, Quebec and Mississauga, Ontario. With Anderson & Vreeland’s expansion, "Canadian companies can now experience world-class service supported by an integrated support team that includes client and technical services, a digital product specialist, field service engineers, and a technologies team to support integration and address needs in both the prepress department and the pressroom," the companies say.
“Extending our partnership with Esko gives our Canadian customers access to best-in-class products and services, plus technical support in the US and Canada from a single source – Anderson & Vreeland,” says Lee Zerfass, digital business manager for Anderson & Vreeland. “Our history and experience working with Esko products in the US will also be a significant benefit to Canadian customers.”
“Anderson & Vreeland has been an established and successful Esko reseller in the US, and we have no doubt that they will become an important partner for us in Canada,” explains Larry Moore, Esko vice president, Partner Programs, North America.“They have a breadth of experience in all segments of print including a deep interest for flexography and will, in particular, offer emphasis to those in packaging and wide format printing.”
The agreement between Esko and Anderson & Vreeland, and the availability of products in Canada, go into effect immediately.