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Durst Oceania: Ashley Playford-Browne (l), new sales manager for Large Format Print and Textiles and Matt Ashman, managing director

Durst has taken the next step in its strategy to strengthen its foothold in Oceania.

The company has appointed Ashley Playford-Browne as its new sales manager for Large Format Print and Textiles. Matt Ashman, managing director for Durst Oceania, welcomes the well known industry specialist. Ashman says, “Ashley will steer the large format and textiles business within our portfolio in Oceania.

“Durst has increased its footprint with new technology and product innovation. Therefore, it was essential that I found a suitable and experienced sales manager. What attracted me to Ashley his sales acumen, his industry knowledge and his widespread respect in the region.”

Playford-Browne has worked as a wide format specialists with Fujifilm. Most recently, he worked at digital textile experts Kornit Digital. Prior to that he worked in prepress.

Ashman says, “With Ashley on board, we see Durst going from strength to strength. We continue to help businesses in the Oceania region grow following the recent challenging trading period.

“This is the next step in the evolving strengthening strategy of the Durst Oceania team to support and service our valued and longstanding customers in the region.”

Textile growth

Ashman sees the global growth in textiles as significant. Indeed, Durst has recently released the P5 TEX iSUB. The company says it offers next level productivity in the dye-sub space.

Durst says the the new device can print direct to polyester, so it does not require a calender unit. In addition, an integrated finishing unit enables you to stitch inline.

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