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Contac Acquires Assets of Forum in BC


February 3, 2010
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Contac Services Inc., founded in 1978 as a third-party logistics company for the travel industry, has purchased the assets of Forum Productions Inc., a commercial printer based in Delta, British Columbia.

Contac, based in Vancouver, lists the following service entities within its business: Contac Print, Marketing, Logistics and Travel.

According to a press release about the deal, Contac is picking up 39 pieces of equipment from Forum, including: a 6-colour, 40-inch press; a 4-colour, 29-inch UV hybrid press; and a die-cutter/foiler.

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With the added capacity and technology, Contac claims it now has one of the leading printing facilities in Canada, as it can now increase daily print output to more than 1.6-million sheets per 8-hour shift on offset presses.

“With a powerful and innovative print production facility, Contac has both the equipment and experience necessary to handle complex print projects,” stated Garry Gunter, Contac’s General Manager of Print Operations, in the press release. “The acquisition of Forum’s printing equipment was exactly in line with our growth goals for 2010.”

Forum’s client list included such companies as Canada Post, the City of Vancouver, Tourism Richmond, Tourism Vancouver Island, Boston Pizza, Direct Buy, Canadian Cancer Society, and Vancouver Community College.

Contac, a privately held company, also lists facilities in Toronto, Montreal, Miami, Europe and Asia.