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Duplo International, a finishing expert has gone for new distributor for ME region. UAE based Age graphics will be the new distributor taking care of UAE and Gulf states.

Talking to PrintWeek MEA, International Sales Manager at Duplo, Laszlo Kellner said: "We were looking for a distributor in the UAE promising guaranteed focus on the wide range of products we have to offer. I wanted to work with a young and enthusiastic company, hungry for success."

Company will be distributing range of Duplo finishing products both for the traditional offset printers and to the fast developing digital printers. The products for offset printers include: collating and booklet making systems, hotmelt perfect binders etc. For digital printers company has to offer: near line booklet making systems, PUR binders, slitting/cutting/scoring devices that can finish all the work printed digitally.

"I believe the printing industry in the Middle East demands the same type of equipment, the same kind of automation as in Europe. Therefore we offer the same configurations, the same solutions. Our developments in digital field makes products easy to use.

"Most often the operator of the digital press can operate the finishing equipment too. No need for a series of machines like guillotine, creaser or folder to do the job one Duplo device can do all that in one single paper path," he said.

Duplo claims to have health growth for last year. "Our customers were more reluctant to invest than before and had difficulty in securing finance. I am pleased to say however, that we have turned the corner and the last few months were very busy and successful," he said.