Saunders in liquidation

Western Sydney based company Saunders Print Group is closing its doors after 65 years of business, the second major printer to go into liquidation in the last five days.

A source told ProPrint that staff were emotional about the Glendenning business closing, with some having been with the company for around 30 years.

Owner Colin Bungate was uncontactable today.

Saunders Print Group’s liquidation is being handled by BRI Ferrier Sydney.

Saunders offered a broad range of products, including printed business cards and stationery, marketing materials such as flyers, brochures and merchandising; along with manuals and booklets.  Clients included Telstra, Qantas, and the Department of Defence.

The company acquired 25 year old offset printer Lester Printing in 2014, its main business being producing marketing material. A year later Saunders set up an online client ordering system.

[Related: Graphic Impressions goes under]

Saunders Print Group was established in 1953 by late founder John Saunders, after he had worked at another large Sydney printer as a sales representative.

His son Robert Saunders took over the business in 1980, who was then replaced by Bungate when he retired in 2009 after 50 years of service with the company.

Bungate worked for 20 years as an employee and as a director for seven years prior to becoming the owner.

Five days ago Melbourne book and magazine printer Graphic Impressions was also lost to liquidation.

More to follow.

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