American Litho Acquires Berlin Industries Assets
CAROL STREAM, IL—April 18, 2011—American Litho and Berlin Industries have entered into a definitive agreement that will result in American Litho purchasing certain assets of Berlin Industries. The combined company will offer a broader range of products and service capabilities to its customers and will continue to operate two existing printing plants located in Carol Stream, IL. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur by early June.
Mike Fontana, president and one of the owners of American Litho stated, ”We are excited about the opportunities the combination of the capabilities of the two companies offers to the customers of both companies. Berlin is an important player in our market and a great addition to our operation.”
The companies are in close proximity, so Fontana said he expects the integration of the businesses to go quickly and smoothly.
Bruce Smith, CEO of Berlin, added, “The future of the combined operations is bright. The combination of the companies offers customer an enhanced value proposition with additional capabilities and creates opportunities for improved manufacturing efficiencies.”
Smith said he feels the larger size of the resulting operation will provide a more competitive platform from which to grow profitably.
About American Litho
American Litho, founded in 1994, is a full-service commercial printer offering heatset and non-heatset color web and sheetfed printing as well ad digital prepress, binding, fulfillment and mailing services. The company has been recognized by its customer for its quality and commitment to printing technology It is a Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certified company. www.alitho.com
About Berlin Industries
Berlin Industries is a G7 certified web offset commercial printer with a focus on managing complicated mailing projects. The company offers heatset and non-heatset web presses as well as database management, prepress, bindery and direct-mail services. It is FSC certified as well as Sustainable Forest Initiative chain-of-custody certified. Berlin has been in business since 1919 with manufacturing operations at its current location since 1990. www.berlinindustries.com