Marquis Book Printing Inc., headquartered in Montmagny, Que., has acquired Webcom Inc., a move that will create an annual production capacity of over 100 million books produced in three printing plants.
“Our combined strengths will help book publishers successfully navigate changing supply chain dynamics with POD, automatic stock replenishment, and complete ‘life of title’ management solutions. For publishers in North America and Europe, this joining of forces means access to an impressive array of latest-generation inkjet presses for short-run book printing,” says the company.
As a result of the acquisition, Marquis’s team will grow from 400 to 600 employees.
“This acquisition attests to our confidence in the future of printed books,” Serge Loubier, Marquis President and CEO, says. “It will help us better handle the new challenges of the publishing and book printing industry, which is undergoing a transformation. It is a new strategic milestone on our roadmap to making Marquis a leading book printer in North America.”
Related: Marquis details $9-million investment plans
“I am thrilled about our new journey together,” notes Mike Collinge, President and CEO of Toronto-based Webcom. “The two companies complement each other perfectly. Marquis’s leadership serving trade publishers dovetails well with Webcom’s digital inkjet leadership supporting educational and professional reference publishers.”
Related: Webcom adds inkjet hardcover casebinding
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