Ball & Doggett has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire sign, display and digital supplier Conect Enterprises with a completion date set for September 1.
As one of Australia’s largest distributors of printable materials and consumables, Ball & Doggett said this acquisition further solidifies its strong position as a supplier into the signage market.
Conect Enterprises was established in 1985 and is privately owned by Tony and Pam Coniglio, who will stay with the business for a short transition period. Conect has offices and distribution sites in both NSW and Victoria.
Tony said, “this acquisition is good for our customers, suppliers and staff. Ball & Doggett have the resources and infrastructure to take the business forward. It is about leveraging our combined strengths to provide greater value and options to support our customers”.
“This is an exciting next step in our diversification strategy, and we welcome the Conect Team into the Ball & Doggett (JP) family, further strengthening our offer to the Signage market,” Ball & Doggett CEO Luke Wilkinson said.
Ball & Doggett has a history of acquiring organisations to further strengthen and diversify its offering to the market.
Pre Ball & Doggett merger, BJ Ball acquired several organisations including Access Paper, Longbottom Paper and Servicom and more recently under Ball & Doggett, acquired packaging distributor Paperquest.
“We are looking forward to, over time, integrating the Conect team with Ball & Doggett. We will continue to invest in the signage market to ensure we provide greater customer value,” Ball & Doggett sign, display and digital general manager Rob Brussolo said.
Conect will continue to trade independently for the time being to ensure a smooth transition for staff, customers and suppliers.
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