Friday, 22 April 2016

IPS2016 - What a day!

The Ignite Partner Symposium lived up to its billing at being one of the biggest partner events of 2016 and 21st April will be remembered as much for the buzz and conversations of the break-out sessions as it will be for the presentations themselves.
The setting was perfect and the steady stream of HPE partners and Westcoast clients entering the doors early set the tone for the day. Before registration was even complete exhibitors were busy discussing what was new in the world of HPE, Aruba
Zynstra Easy Connect and HPFS.

The event had over 100 registrations to begin with and as the first session was being delivered by Lee Hughes to a packed auditorium we had already seen an attendance rate of over 70% with a mix of established Business and Silver HPE partners mingling with some smaller resellers looking to climb the HPE ladder.
To see how the rest of the day played out take a look here


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Westcoast acquistion of ArtSystems

We are pleased to announce today the acquisition of ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist distributor.

ArtSystems, is recognised as one of Europe’s leading providers of value-add services and solutions to support high-end printing.

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

Westcoast Managing Director Duncan Forsyth, said: "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 agreement with leading vendors like HP and Stratasys will give us a considerable competitive edge.

 Steve Hawker, Managing Director of ArtSystems, added: 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.

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Have you had a project held up due to a DOA printer?

If this sounds like a problem you found yourself faced with in the past, then fear no more..


Westcoast now offer Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) service on all printers so you never have to worry about a project being held up again, receiving a brand new multi function printer that nobody knows how to set up, or even worse the wrong printer arriving.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Brand New Nebula Events – 3 Huge Reasons to Attend

So, Nebula is back in Reading, Manchester, Dublin and London! And what better way to get the information about it than a quick 2-minute deep dive into the most important points?

For those of you that want to skip to all of the full gritty details, you can find out more about the events and register here.