SGS Acquires Stevenson Color to Expand Its Consumer Products Market Presence
LOUISVILLE, KY—Oct. 22, 2012—SGS International, a global leader in design-to-print graphics services to the consumer products packaging industry, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Southern Graphic Systems, has acquired Stevenson Color.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Stevenson is a fully integrated provider of graphics services to branded consumer products companies and retailers. Founded in 1926, the company has more than 170 employees and is managed by the fourth generation of the founder’s family. The company will continue to operate under the Stevenson Color name with Tom Stevenson continuing as president and Andy Stevenson as executive vice president.
“SGS’s interest in Stevenson Color was driven by its outstanding leadership, workforce culture and the unique value proposition it offers to the retail market,” said Hank Baughman, president and CEO of SGS. “SGS and Stevenson Color share guiding principles in that we are intensely focused on the customer and exceeding customer expectations is our number one priority.”
“I am excited by the opportunity to continue leading Stevenson Color as part of the SGS family,” said Tom Stevenson. “This acquisition will not only allow Stevenson Color to continue to grow, but will enable us to better serve our customers by offering the full range of services provided by SGS.”
SGS International is a global leader in the digital imaging industry. SGS offers design-to-print graphic services to the international consumer products packaging industry primarily in North America, Europe and Asia. SGS provides a full spectrum of innovative digital solutions that streamline the capture, management, execution and distribution of graphics information. Brand development, creative design, prepress, image carriers and print support services are utilized in each of the three main printing processes: flexography, gravure and lithography. The company provides critical services that ensure customers are able to obtain or produce consistent, high-quality packaging materials often on short turnaround times.