Sheridan Group Joins Global Distribute and Print Alliance
HUNT VALLEY, MD—Jan. 16, 2012—The Sheridan Group (TSG), a print and publishing technology solutions provider, has announced the formation of an international strategic alliance with three leading print service providers to distribute and print published content globally.
The alliance, named the Content Delivery Alliance (CDA), provides a true solution for regional and international customers who require their content be produced and delivered close to their customer base. With the combination of Sheridan Group handling North and South America, Hobbs the Printer and MPG Books Group handling Europe and the OPUS Group operation delivering the Asia-Pacific region, this alliance provides content delivery options across the globe.
The Sheridan Group is well known for its exceptional print on demand, digital, offset and web printing capabilities. Within the journal and book markets—the primary audience for this service—partnership in the Content Delivery Alliance now adds another dimension to Sheridan’s value to its customers. Using highly automated systems, the alliance is well prepared to accommodate all of a publisher’s digital print needs, down to a single copy, as well as regional offset printing requirements for larger publications or books.
This global print alliance offers many benefits. In addition to enabling The Sheridan Group and its partners to serve their customers’ worldwide content distribution needs, this partnership can help support publishers’ sustainable practice initiatives or inventory management objectives while reducing distribution costs and delivery time.
John Saxton, CEO of The Sheridan Group, commented, “This partnership was created to serve an increasing need within our customer base to have content produced closer to the end user. As publishers continue to experience international growth, they are looking for ways to more effectively manage their distribution. With this alliance, The Sheridan Group can now print our customers’ products closer to their ultimate destination, thereby reducing the time and the cost of overseas distribution.”
The CDA members from OPUS, Hobbs and MPG are enthusiastic about working with The Sheridan Group as their partner in the Americas. All companies share similar company values, business cultures and reputations for achieving high levels of customer service and quality. The combination of service offerings and locations allow the alliance to provide an overall greater offering to all customers.
Headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD, The Sheridan Group is a leading provider of print, publishing and technology solutions to commercial publishers, associations, university presses and catalogers. Comprised of The Sheridan Press in Hanover, PA, Sheridan Books in Chelsea, MI, Dartmouth Printing Company in Hanover, NH, Dartmouth Journal Services in Waterbury, VT, and The Dingley Press in Lisbon, ME, The Sheridan Group supports publishers with content enrichment, production, and dissemination using appropriate traditional print or innovative technology-based solutions within the journal, book, magazine, and catalog market niches.
Hobbs, a leading UK printing company that is only an hour from London, has a long history of providing excellent service to publishers in the legal, financial, educational, learned journal and confidential markets. Hobbs is experienced in providing global Distribute (files) and Print on Demand solutions and has developed IT solutions for clients to help minimize their overall printing and distribution costs or assist in the marketing of their publications. Hobbs has a wide range of graphics art equipment and skills which complements the services provided by the other CDA Alliance members.
MPG Books Group Ltd serves the Academic, STM and Trade publishing sectors across three operating sites in the United Kingdom. Offering mono and color book, journal and marketing products allied to vertically integrated and innovative fulfilment and distribution solutions to its blue chip customer base.
OPUS Print Group is an Asia-Pacific specialist business services and communication solutions company, distributing published content that will deliver today’s customer requirements and importantly lead tomorrow’s communication needs. The unique nature of OPUS can be characterized through its focus on “specialization, speed and scale,” operating in specialist market segments and distributing across Asia-Pacific and globally. This has enabled OPUS to maintain one of the highest levels of hands-on customer service and the fastest turnaround of products and services, yet still grow to become one of the leading specialist business services and communication solutions groups in the Asia-Pacific region.