Thomson-Shore Announces International Book Printing Agreement with Clays
DEXTER, MI—June 25, 2012—Thomson-Shore, a book manufacturer specializing in short- to medium-run digital and offset book printing, binding and publishing services, has signed a partnership agreement with U.K.-based Clays Ltd. The global print initiative gives each printer access to each other’s market, creating value and market opportunity for customers of both Thomson-Shore and Clays.
Under the agreement, Thomson-Shore will print books for Clays’ customers seeking distribution in the United States. Clays, the UK’s leading print group producing over 170 million books annually, in turn will print Thomson-Shore customers’ books for distribution anywhere outside of North America. Both companies will also share marketing and sales resources to promote this new initiative.
“Thomson-Shore customers have come to expect that we’ll deliver unparalleled quality, service and innovation,” said Kevin Spall, CEO, Thomson-Shore. “Our agreement with Clays is a result of our recognition that this leading global brand shares our commitment to excellence. We are thrilled with the opportunity to offer Thomson-Shore customers a way to produce quality books for distribution in the U.K. and other areas of Europe, ultimately helping them sell more, more efficiently.”
“Developing our ‘distribute and print’ model with Thomson-Shore enables us to add further value to the comprehensive services we offer our customers,” commented Tanya Dunbar, sales director, Clays.
Located in Dexter, MI, Thomson-Shore is a 100 percent employee-owned book manufacturer specializing in short to medium run digital and offset book printing and binding. Thomson-Shore is focused on providing the highest standard of quality book making, excellent customer service, and reliable schedules. Thomson-Shore is commonly known for its stance as one of the most eco-friendly book manufacturers and has always been on the leading edge of “green” book manufacturing.