Eckersley Print Group acquires family business

Brisbane’s family owned and operated Eckersley Print Group has expanded again with the acquisition of Cross and Hamilton Printers.

The move means Cross and Hamilton Printers, a second-generation family owned offset and digital print business in Brisbane that has operated for over 40 years, will move into Eckersley Print Group’s operation in the Brisbane suburb of Narangba with the acquisition effective from May 6, 2019.

Eckersley Print Group managing director Tom Eckersley, who also sits on the board of the Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA), says the acquisition of Cross and Hamilton will bring significant synergies to the business.

“The Cross and Hamilton team will be joining us on-site at the Narangba plant and we foresee a very smooth transition,” Eckersley said.

“The significant synergies of this move for CHP customers are also strengthened by the broader range of solutions, improved print technology and increased capacity, that the Eckersley Print Group offers.”

Michael and Natalie Fletcher, owners of Cross and Hamilton, said they selected Eckersley Print Group due to it being a like-styled business that was also second generation family owned and operated and “the close alignment in our working ethos and shared focus on absolute commitment to the customer”.

Eckersley Print Group was founded in 1971 and offers a broad range of print solutions including business stationery, signage and display products and marketing materials including brochures and catalogues.

It has been acquiring businesses since 2012 with companies including Nicholson Print, Fine Print, The Printing Office and Print Approach.

 

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