Print Approach makes fifth acquisition

Print Approach makes fifth acquisition
Eckersley’s Print Approach takes over The Printing Office as owner retires.

Queensland firm Print Approach has taken over The Printing Office (TPO) in its fifth acquisition over five years, merging its troupe of companies into an entity named Eckersley Group.

Print Approach is taking over the Brisbane printing house following the retirement of TPO owner Joe Clouston, and according to Print Approach, the acquisition propelled the need to establish a group brand.

“It is the perfect fit for the TPO business. To know that the business will be run and led by Tom and Luke Eckersley is a great outcome,” says Clouston.

“These boys have run their own successful family company for many years. I am certain that the TPO clients and staff will be happy working with the Eckersley Group.”

Print Approach owner and well-known print identity Tom Eckersley says the acquisition will complement the company’s existing kit and services with ISO 14001, FSC and QA accreditations.

The Eckersley Group, following the takeover of TPO, now comprises four trading businesses including Easi-File, Print Approach and Fine Print.

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Print Approach, along with TPO provide graphic design services, offset and digital printing, signage and mailing. Easi-File produces filing folders, labels, clips, medical products and storage solutions, and Fine Print operated as a print management firm.

TPO has been in business since 1985, and its suite of pre-press, printing and finishing equipment includes A2 and A3 Heidelberg presses, and digital presses Cano C7000, Océ V6160 and HP Indigo 5000.

The value of the deal has not been disclosed.

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