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TC Transcontinental acquires Artisan Complete, growing in-store marketing product printing once again


January 13, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

TC Transcontinental announced today the acquisition of Artisan Complete Limited, a company specializing in the production of retail environments, point-of-purchase displays and large-format printing. The transaction, which follows the acquisition of Holland & Crosby Limited in October 2019, is aligned with TC Transcontinental’s strategy to continue growing its in-store marketing product printing vertical.

Located in Markham, Ont., Artisan Complete employs 187 people and is one of North America’s most awarded in-store marketing companies, providing design, turn-key production and strategic deployment services to its clients.

“We are pleased to welcome Artisan Complete’s talented team to TC Transcontinental and we look forward to beginning the integration process,” says François Olivier, President and CEO of TC Transcontinental. “Artisan Complete is very well known within the industry and its capabilities will complement TC Transcontinental Printing’s offering in three key areas of in-store marketing, namely promotional point-of-purchase, permanent signage and display/décor. It is a great addition to our Printing Sector and we anticipate that our in-store marketing vertical, which now employs approximately 550 employees, will generate revenues of close to $140 million on an annualized basis. We are in an excellent position to present our customers with an even broader range of innovative and coveted products and services.”

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Edwin Lemieux, President of Artisan Complete, who will continue in his role with the TC Transcontinental Printing team, says the deal marks a “turning point” for the company. “We know that TC Transcontinental is firmly committed to maintaining its leadership for the long term and to continue growing its in-store marketing vertical, and this vision is very compelling for our team. Joining their ranks will create new opportunities for our talented people and position us to achieve new heights in the future. We couldn’t be more pleased. This is a fantastic way for all of us to start the new year.”