Metal Manufactures purchases AVS

Metal Manufactures purchases AVS
New owner will not be making changes at AVS, with director Cameron Sutherland staying on as managing director

Metal Manufactures Limited (MML) has purchased national distributor wide format supplies outfit Australian Visual Solutions (AVS) for an undisclosed sum, with AVS joining Graphic Art Mart under the MML umbrella.  

Mousa Elsarky, general manager of MML says, “[The company is] absolutely not changing the name, AVS will continue to run as a complete stand-alone business. There will be no change to its structure, no change to its supplier customer and people. It is business as usual.”

Cameron Sutherland, director at AVS will stay in his position.

Elsarky says AVS is a perfect fit for the company, “Over the last couple of years MML has made a couple of acquisitions within the plastics space, and we felt AVS would be a good fit for the business existing within the group, and be an organisation that would benefit within the MML group.”

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He says he does not have a plan to change the name or alter AVS, “You can never speak for the future right now, typically our approach is we do not merge them or downside them, we acquire businesses that are a good fit that run well as a stand-alone business.”

At the moment Elsarky is not looking at acquiring other business as he wants to focus on AVS transitioning into the business.

MML has been running for a century and owns several plastics and electrical distribution businesses including Graphic Art Mart, Hayman’s Electrical, Rushmore Distributors, Dotmar Plastics, MMEM, TLE and Kembla Tube & Fittings.

It employs 2,000 staff in Australia.

Australian Visual Solutions are distribute for Yello Tools, Titan, Plasticade, Concept, Spartan Media, Fletcher-Terry trimmers. 

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