Focus Print Group has acquired Sydney based St George Graphics and Printers as its owner, Terry Bouggas, moves to concentrate on his wine exporting business.
The acquisition – the latest in a long line by Focus owner Mark Shergill – is expected to be finalised by November 15.
Bouggas says, “I have got another business exporting wine to China, I have been running this business for 10 years, and it has turned into a huge monster, so I do not have time for print anymore.” Bouggas will though still be available to customers for technical advice.
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He says most of the staff at the print business – 13 employees and two directors – have gone over to Focus Print Group, with Bouggas selling all equipment and the Kingsgrove premises. Bouggas has owned and operated the company for 30 years. His son Anthony is moving over to Focus.
“I am selling equipment separately, although at the moment we are still running the press to provide extra capacity at Focus”, he says.
Focus says the acquisition bring fresh new talent to the Focus team including Anthony Bouggas who is continuing to work with their valued clients, along with creative and prepress. St George Graphics & Printers is now operating under the Focus Group of companies.
Focus Group says its managing director Mark Shergill, has shown an aptitude for integrating his acquisitions into the Focus Group to achieve growth, acquire machinery and increase the teams pool of talent to achieve a high standard of quality and service.
Focus Print Group opened in 1984 in Sydney’s west, and now consists of Focus Press, BPA Print and Print Warehouse and other smaller printing houses around Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It employs 85 staff nationally. Focus Print Group is an offset and digital printer.
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