Thomson-Shore Signs Book Pact With Clays

DEXTER, MI—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 UK-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 UK 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.

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