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Kodak and West World Paper sign reseller agreement for the Western Canadian market


June 22, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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Eastman Kodak Company and West World Paper (WWP), a paper distributor serving the commercial print industry in Western Canada, have signed a reseller agreement under which the latter will become a key supplier of Kodak’s commercial print solutions. Complementing Kodak’s Canadian sales efforts, WWP will offer Kodak’s complete portfolio of products, including CTP, workflow software, digital print solutions along with Kodak Sonora process-free plates to Western Canadian commercial print customers.

“We are pleased to strengthen our One Kodak vision and the presence of our print solutions in the Western Canadian commercial print market through this new distribution agreement,” said Jeffrey Zellmer, VP global sales, Eastman Kodak Company. “Our collaboration with West World Paper will help more Western Canadian printers integrate the highest quality production technologies into their operations while receiving exceptional support and services from Kodak’s dedicated Canadian service teams. Further, this new partnership will reinforce Kodak’s commitment to the Canadian market and the exceptional clients we serve.”

WWP is headquartered in Coquitlam, B.C., and has an additional facility in Calgary, Alta., to support its diverse customer base. It offers a range of printing paper products to the local markets and will now expand its portfolio by distributing Kodak solutions.

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“Our vast sales experience and in-depth knowledge of the local print market will help us to offer commercial printers the innovative Kodak solutions that best meet their individual needs,” said Kevin Burden and Shawn Leach, owners of West World Paper. “Our partnership with Kodak represents a significant milestone for West World Paper, as we are determined to develop our portfolio of products and services in the commercial print market to serve our clients and help them grow their businesses. We are delighted to be adding the end-to-end solutions from Kodak to our portfolio range and look forward to working closely with the local Kodak teams to expand Kodak’s coverage in the Western Canadian marketplace.”

West World Paper will start selling Kodak’s portfolio in their markets from July 1, 2021.