Cober Evolving Solutions of Kitchener, Ontario, adds to its namesake with the purchase of CuteGecko Inc., a design agency based in the same city.
CuteGecko was founded in 2009 by Karl and Amy Allen-Muncey with a primary focus on digital design and online marketing. Cober Evolving Solutions, founded in 1916, is recognized as one of Canada’s leading operations in leveraging both print and online production.
“We are thrilled to welcome the skills and talents of Karl, Amy and the CuteGecko team,” stated Todd Cober, VP of Cober Evolving Solutions. “They are out-of-the-box thinkers, just like us, and have built quite a strong reputation for innovative social media, design and marketing solutions – a wonderful addition to the expanded services we now offer. We are also excited to grow our digital solutions and design team within the Tannery Building.”
CuteGecko is housed on the third floor of Kitchener’s 340,000-square-foot Tannery Building. Once the industrial engine for the region, the Tannery District has remodeled itself as a hub of digital and marketing innovation, much like Toronto’s Liberty Village development centred around the gentrification of the Carpet Factory.
Cober operates out of an 86,000-square-foot facility, employing over 100 people, with eight litho presses, four digital presses, wide-format systems, full bindery and mailing, and warehousing, along with a raft of online products, including existing in-house design.
“We are extremely excited to apply our values, experience and skills to such a visionary company,” reads a joint statement from Karl and Amy Allen-Muncey about the acquisition. “Cober has taken the lead on becoming an innovative, one-stop-shop for creative, design, digital and print solutions. With Cober’s incredible resources at hand, this new venture gives our team the ability to flourish and grow.”