By Wayne Robinson | 28 October 2022
Prima Printing is about to amass PMI Imageworks, a transfer that may convey collectively two profitable Melbourne-based personalisation and print-on-demand companies, and two of the most important within the nation.
Prima will purchase 100 per cent of PMI, with the deal anticipated to shut on Monday. The 2 companies will initially proceed to function independently, though with shut collaboration, as they work via the Christmas peak.
Prima has some 65 workers, PMI round 60. PMI was established by its CEO Chris Zapris a decade in the past, whereas Prima was established right here in 2016. Each have established themselves as trade leaders, producing tons of of personalised merchandise.
Prima is a part of the worldwide District Picture group of corporations, primarily based within the US, which along with Harrier LLC, primarily based within the UK, kinds one of many world’s largest digital print fulfilment corporations.
Chris Hughes, president and CEO of District Picture stated, “I’m delighted that we’ve got agreed phrases that may convey these two companies collectively below the identical possession construction. There might be no quick adjustments to the best way the 2 enterprise function below Chris and Amnon, however we’ll work collaboratively in the direction of a typical purpose of delivering finest at school customer support, with unparalleled high quality of product and exacting SLA phrases.”
Chris Zapris stated,“I’m exceptionally proud to have led a world class administration and manufacturing staff that has earned us world recognition. Our wonderful clients will profit vastly with the deliberate funding in infrastructure and sources. I’m assured Chris Hughes, and his staff will proceed to work tirelessly to assist all our loyal clients.”
Prima has develop into the biggest print on demand fulfiller in Australia. Operating a big fleet of digital, dye sublimation, DTG and eco-solvent printers and ending infrastructure, Prima produces thousands and thousands of models throughout its 450-product vary for world manufacturers in runs as small as one unit. PMI Imageworks relies in Brunswick and has a broader vary of merchandise than Prima, and extra variability inside its product vary. The enterprise is a market chief in personalised wall artwork, artwork prints and residential décor in addition to producing photobooks, playing cards and presents.
Amnon Judah, managing director of Prima Printing, commented, “The strategic acquisition will improve the capabilities for each companies to cross-sell to our mixed shoppers and supply the premise for additional funding in infrastructure to stay at the forefront of automation and effectivity. Each companies are nimble and sensible gamers in a extremely aggressive world market. Combining the capabilities of each operations will ship extra worth, scale, redundancy, and capability to shoppers. We stay up for working with Chris and his staff to create a future collectively.”
Hughes stated, “There may be little or no buyer overlap, so our expectation is that our fulfilment companions will see appreciable advantages over the medium time period from this transaction, strengthening the enlarged organisation in these most difficult of occasions.”