Packaging giant buys boutique Aus agency

Global prepress giant Sonoco-Trident (Trident) has acquired boutique prepress creative agency Digital Graphic Communications (DGC), based in Sydney.

The two companies have been working together locally, and globally for four years within the consumer packaged goods industry, providing graphics management and digital pre-press services.

 

Sonoco-Trident says the DGC acquisition adds a local and global client-base to the combined organisation.  

 

Dan Bunting, general manager, Trident, says, “As consumer behaviours and customer experiences continually evolve, delivering a seamless transition between the traditional retail grocery and digital shelf is paramount for success.

 

“At Trident, we believe the future state of artwork and pre-press is one of automation and technology.  DGC’s creative mindset and their dedication to delivering quality work was a perfect fit. It was also important for us that the guiding principles of both companies connected.  And they do”.

 

Stephen Mott and Michael Ditchett, owners, DGC say, “Partnering with Trident over the last four years, demonstrated to us that the drive for delivering quality and innovative services and solutions for our clients is part of their DNA.  The synergies between our two companies are across prepress, digital and e-commerce, creative design, business analysis, technology and project management.

 

“By coming together as one we will be able to streamline processes and procedures providing great efficiencies for our clients”.

 

Trident was founded in 1993, and is the operating division of NYSE-listed Sonoco, which supplies consumer packaging, protective packaging, industrial products, displays, and packaging supply chain services. It has 21,000 employees across 33 countries, and cites sales of $5bn yearly.

 

DGC was founded in 2003.

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