Panther Print goes under

North Brisbane based Panther Print is entering liquidation after 29 years of business, having closed its doors last week.

The company, located in Stafford, claimed to be one of Brisbane’s more established offset commercial printers. Prior to liquidation, it had Heidelberg one, two and five colour presses, along with an in-house finishing department.

Walter Kuhn, owner of Kuhn Corp and president of the PIAA, founded Panther in 1989, before selling it to Les Beech, father of current managing director Greg Beech.

Kuhn says, “I sold the business to the Beeches in 1992. Les owned Assembly Press beforehand, I believe he sold that.

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“It is a shame, when you start something up, you do not expect it to end like that.

“I cannot comment on its current operations.”

ProPrint was unable to reach Greg Beech.

Panther offered offset, design, production art and prepress, finishing and post production and delivery, distribution and stock control services.

Bill Cotter of Robson Cotter Insolvency Group is handling Panther’s liquidation. He says, “The company closed on Thursday and they have given a few reasons for ceasing. We are still figuring it out, I am not aware of the creditor figures yet.”

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