Kessler’s sliders, cranes and motion control equipment has become very popular over the past few years among indie producers and production companies alike – proven by Kessler’s recent expansion into bigger manufacturing facilities in North Carolina. Judging from the rental enquiries I receive for my own Kessler equipment, I think this it’s no exaggeration to say that their gear has taken the indie filmmaking world by storm.
With success comes responsibility, and so far it hasn’t always been easy to get Kessler gear repaired in Europe without actually sending it back over the big pond to the mothership in the US – which is tough in this day and age when scheduling shoots and relying for equipment to be ready to shoot when you are.
In comes AF Marcotec, one of the largest pro camera retailers in Europe, who have just been officially named “Authorized Kessler Repair Center” for Europe.
Sending equipment to Germany from any place in Europe is pretty easy and inexpensive, and the turn-around times for repairs should greatly improve by this move, mainly because of the fact that there is no need in dealing with customs or long shipping times any more.
Here’s the official announcement by Kessler from their education website KesslerU:
Marcotec Designated International Certified Repair Center
AF Marcotec, based in Griesheim, Germany and founded in 1984 has been a Kessler retail partner since 2009 and is now officially certified as an Authorized Kessler Repair Center. As an Authorized Kessler Repair Center, AF Marcotec has been trained to Kessler standards to repair warranty and/or non-warranty related product issues* for Kessler products sold direct from Kessler or any of Kessler’s authorized retail partners. This certification allows Kessler to provide advanced product support in Europe, decreasing response times and reducing costs for European customers when seeking product repairs by eliminating transatlantic shipping to the United States. Our commitment to building great products as well as providing outstanding customer support for those products has been enhanced with AF Marotec’s new status as an Authorized Kessler Repair Center. For more information about AF Marcotec, please visit them at http://www.marcotec-shop.de/en/index.htm.
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