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Roland DG celebrates 30 years

Wednesday, 24 October 2018
By Wayne Robinson

30 years: (l-r) Eli Keersmaekers, global sales director, Roland DG; Marc Margetts, CEO Roland DG Australia; John Egan, founder Roland DG Australia; and John Wall, president Roland DG Australia

Wide format printing systems developer Roland DG celebrated 30 years of business in Australia with a party for customers, dealers, staff and the trade press at Pier One in Sydney.

Since its inception here in 1988 by John Egan, who was at the party, Roland DG has attained market leading position in its sector, the company says there are more Roland DG printers in the field than any other.

Founder: John Egan (right) with Margaret Kilby, and Russell Cooper, Direct TechSoft

Speaking at the event current president and director John Wall paid tribute to the people who have worked for and with the company over the past three decades. He said, “The DNA of Roland DG is people. The staff and dealers have all bought into the vision to have the passion, the drive to deliver outstanding service to customers. Our aim has always been not to be the biggest but to be the best, and we have achieved that.”

Wall highlighted the Australia/New Zealand service engineers winning the global service competition this year out as an example of the level of quality within the local company.

Marc Margetts, who joined the company three years after it was established and is now CEO, with responsibility for overseas development, said, “It has all been about the people, we have continually invested in our staff. We know that in a changing world our customers expect commitment, knowledge, expertise and partnership, and that is what we strive to deliver.”

Celebrating Roland DG: (l-r) Marc Margetts, CEO; Jacqui Stone with Greg Stone, marketing manager; and Bernadette Strang, Roland DG

The company was one of the first overseas subsidiaries of the Japanese parent, and was founded as an offshoot of the musical equipment business. It opened its first office and showroom in Sydney, followed by Melbourne. Last year it launched its Mobile Imagination Centre to take the showroom around the country. In addition to wide format inkjet printers and print/cutters it also develops and supplies engraving systems, dental milling systems, 3D printers and milling machines.

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