Quad Acquires East Coast Commercial and In-store Printer UniGraphic
SUSSEX, WI—February 5, 2014—Quad/Graphics Inc. has announced it has acquired UniGraphic Inc., one of the largest commercial printers in the Boston metro area. The acquisition fortifies Quad/Graphics’ commercial and specialty printing, in-store marketing, and digital and fulfillment solutions for businesses on the East Coast. The acquisition also strengthens Quad/Graphics’ ability to service national retailers’ large-format and in-store marketing needs, adding an East Coast presence to Quad/Graphics’ existing Midwest and West Coast locations.
“UniGraphic is a premier print solutions company that has earned customer loyalty through superior quality, flexibility and reliability,” said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics chairman, president and CEO. “We are excited to build on UniGraphic’s success on the East Coast, serving clients in a wide range of industries from arts and entertainment to education, financial, food, healthcare, mass media, pharmaceutical and retail. This acquisition expands our commercial and specialty and in-store marketing footprint to both coasts, as well as the Midwest, and supports our vision to grow in markets where we can create value for clients and shareholders alike.”
Craig Faust, Quad/Graphics president of commercial and specialty, added: “We look forward to welcoming UniGraphic’s employees to our family and leveraging their experience and expertise in high-impact, quick-turn solutions. UniGraphic serves the East Coast from two strategically located facilities featuring leading-edge capabilities such as Web-to-print and on-demand services for static and variable print, as well as the latest technology for producing large-format signs and point-of-purchase displays. This is an ideal platform on which we can better service our existing client base, as well as grow by providing a more robust national footprint.”
Bob Quinlan, owner and president of UniGraphic, will remain with the company along with the rest of his management team and employees.
“We are excited to be part of Quad/Graphics—a company with a long-standing reputation for investing in its business to improve quality and productivity,” noted Bob Quinlan, president of UniGraphic. “Its culture of employee empowerment and servicing customers beyond expectations match the way we do business. We look forward to introducing our clients to Quad/Graphics’ worldwide platform and distinctive revenue-generating solutions, such as interactive print.”
UniGraphic employs approximately 190 employees between two facilities: a 91,000-square-foot plant in Woburn, MA, just north of Boston, and a 27,000-square-foot plant in Long Island City, NY, strategically located across the East River from Midtown Manhattan.
Among UniGraphic’s offerings are:
- Full-service prepress services, digital asset management and color retouching
- Web-to-print/On-demand printing and finishing
- Complete wide-format digital printing capabilities
- Digital printing featuring the latest technology for variable data and image personalization
- Offset printing, including 10-color UV perfecting press technology
- Full-service binding and specialty finishing
- In-house mailing services that are HIPAA compliant and feature CASS-certification and NCOA verification
- Automated, quick-turn kitting and fulfillment services.
Quad/Graphics’ other commercial and specialty and in-store marketing facilities are located in Leominster, MA; Enfield, CT; Burlington, Menomonee Falls and New Berlin, WI; Dallas; Huntington Beach, CA; Radzymin, Poland; and throughout Latin America.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD), a leading global printer and media channel integrator, is redefining print in today’s multichannel media world by helping marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. With consultative ideas, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad/Graphics has the resources and knowledge to help its clients maximize the revenue they derive from their marketing spend through channel integration, and minimize their total cost of production and distribution through a fully integrated national distribution network. The company provides a diverse range of print solutions, media solutions and logistics services from multiple locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.
UniGraphic, established in 1964, is a premier marketing communications provider, offering a wide variety of services, including full-service prepress; Web-to-print and on-demand printing and finishing; digital, offset and large-format printing; full-service binding and specialty finishing; in-house mailing services; and automated, quick-turn kitting and fulfillment. One of the largest printers in the Boston metro area, UniGraphic serves clients in a variety of industries from arts and entertainment to education, financial, food, healthcare, mass media, pharmaceutical and retail. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, with a second facility in Long Island City, NY, UniGraphic offers experience and expertise in high-impact, quick-turn solutions utilizing the latest technology for producing large-format signs and point-of-purchase displays.