Company Philosophy

At XP Distribution we value both our independence and professional reputation and we only select and recommend products that meet the needs and expectations of our customers. All products are tested internally to ensure that they meet our stringent testing from a technical as well as an end-user perspective, prior to being added to the XP Distribution offering.

We source, market and distribute the highest quality hardware, software, accessories and consumables for the digital imaging and graphics market. We are constantly adding new vendors to our offering to ensure we are bringing you the latest innovative products available in the market.

We value you, our customers, and will always work with you in an honest and professional manner.

Our staff and their knowledge are one of the cornerstones of the business and we work as a team in meeting your needs, offering unrivalled customer service and support in key languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and Russian.

XP Distribution is an international business servicing Europe, the Middle East and Africa; offering an exceedingly high level of professionalism in all the territories and markets which we serve.

GEOFFREY CLEMENTS,

Managing Director

Our History

XP Distribution is part of the TypeMaker Group, a company formed in 1985 by Directors, Geoffrey Clements and Simon Prais. The Group was initially established to provide services to the then emerging computer-based design and publishing market.

TypeMaker grew quickly throughout the late 1980s and 1990s and became a premier developer of graphic software and colour management solutions for a range of industries including ceramics.

Bespoke TypeMaker software applications were developed and used by customers in more than twenty countries and an expert technical team grew to offer advice, support and proven colour management expertise to an ever-expanding and varied project portfolio.

In 2002, TypeMaker moved into the emerging digital imaging market. Drawing on these years of experience and in-depth knowledge of colour management and image manipulation, TypeMaker became one of the first companies to provide a range of products and services, training and technical advice for this developing business area.

Today, TypeMaker and its group of companies including XP Distribution, stand at the forefront of the European colour management, digital imaging and graphics markets, providing expert consultancy, education and a market-leading product range to a diverse cross-section of customers.

In addition, XP Distribution as part of the TypeMaker Group, has evolved into the leading distributor of graphic and digital imaging products, serving Europe, Middle East and Africa, with a strong and ever-expanding network of reseller partners.

XP Distribution has its headquarters in the UK with regional hubs in Germany and Poland, and has a network of business development specialists throughout Europe supporting our customers at a local level.

The Team

The team are involved in a variety of different disciplines to provide you with a seamless service:

A multilingual team dedicated to developing your business and representing our broad range of vendors
A highly experienced team of specialists available to support your staff as well as end users
We have a dedicated team of experts to support your integrated marketing needs, from events and exhibitions, through to graphic design and content marketing across key European territories.
The teams working in the local distribution hubs are extremely experienced and dedicated, ensuring that all of our products are delivered on time throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Our single platform ERP system ensures that the information flow between you and our internal team is seamless and up-to-date.
The in-house multilingual finance team have many years’ experience in dealing with accounts across Europe.

Distribution

At XP Distribution we understand that ensuring that you receive your products on time is paramount. The business has invested in its logistics capability and has established three distribution hubs in Europe, which are strategically located to supply the vast majority of our customers within 48 hours.

As we service Europe, Middle East and Africa, it is essential that we work with a logistics partner that has the capability to distribute to all of these regions to the standard that we know you would expect. We’ve selected UPS as our global logistics partner as they guarantee to offer the highest level of service with complete tracking abilities.

We can offer customised logistics services, including plain label direct-to-consumer deliveries, specialised packaging or labelling requirements and alternative carriers.

We have established an extensive stockholding throughout our facilities with the flexibility to move the inventory to a particular location, so that we can supply you with the right products when you need them.