Independent paper merchant Direct Paper Supplies is buying rival Vilensky Paper, with the deal set to go through on February 1. The Vilensky family operate the business from an Eastern Creek warehouse, and have been servicing Sydney commercial colour printers since 1961. The deal expands the Direct Paper Supplies business in NSW. Originally based in Melbourne Direct paper opened a new warehouse in Sydney last year. Direct Paper Supplies director Dale O’Neill says he will keep the Vilensky brand at present but expects it to fold into Direct Paper Supplies eventually.
Direct Paper Supplies will acquire Vilensky Paper on February 1.
He says, “Both of our companies share similar views on such matters as customer service, quality and price competitiveness and we believe the customer experience will be enhanced further by combining our talent and resources. “David Vilensky has agreed to join Direct Paper Supplies along with the majority of the Vilensky Paper staff.” In the next few months O’Neill also plans to move warehousing and distribution from the Eastern Creek warehouse to its current facilities in West Ryde. O’Neill says, “It will give customers access to converting facilities which are state of the art, converting 24 hours a day. They’ll have access to a broader range of paper and paper board,” As for the future, O’Neill says Direct Paper Supplies may be looking to acquire other smaller merchants in capital cities, “We are certainly looking to expand the business, I’m not sure if we will keep acquiring or let it grow organically.”
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