Drummond Completes Strategic Acquisition of ProGraphics
Expands Market Presence and Unites Operations
JACKSONVILLE, FL (April 3rd, 2018) –
Drummond is pleased to announce the completion of a deal to acquire ProGraphics, a full-service commercial printer with operations in Georgia and Michigan. This step by Drummond is an expression of its strategic growth initiatives and amplifies the value the Drummond brand delivers to its clients. This synergistic joining of people, processes, and technology redefines the Southeastern commercial print market and offers significant new opportunities for growth, both for clients and employees alike. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Drummond, a rare three-in-a-row recipient of the Best of Print & Digital Award, which measures customer loyalty, is confident this transaction augments it’s client value proposition:
- Superior enabling technology that focuses on optimizing the client’s workflow surrounding the design, ordering, production, fulfillment and distribution of branded materials;
- Premier innovation and marketing solutions that deliver creative adaptations of new and traditional products at speeds demanded by the market and elevate the client’s campaigns;
- Unmatched scale, capacity, and excellence that will insure the client’s projects, whether direct mail, commercial print, large or small format, kitting or fulfillment, are provided economically, accurately, and on time.
“For 78 years, Drummond has remained committed to adding value to our growing client base – and that’s exactly what this transaction accomplishes,” said John Falconetti, Chairman and CEO of Drummond. “This is a merger of two premiere organizations into one preeminent Southeastern full-service provider. Our loyal clients and employee’s will be thrilled with the enhanced value we are bringing to the market.”
This is Drummond’s fourth investment in the Atlanta area. In 2012, the company purchased Graphic Communications Corporation (GCC), expanding into large format and gaining a geographical footprint outside of Florida. In 2015, the company purchased the print division of RGI enhancing its digital marketing services offering. In January 2018, Drummond acquired Sunbelt Printing augmenting its commercial print and fulfillment capabilities. Drummond currently operates four production facilities in Jacksonville and Atlanta and will be uniting Atlanta operations at the ProGraphics facility.
ProGraphics has specialized in providing tailored, full-service solutions to loyal clients for more than two decades. As a result of continued growth and a solutions-minded client strategy, ProGraphics strategically decided to join the Drummond brand, renowned for excellent client care and holistic solutions.
“We are delighted to complete this transaction with Drummond. It’s exciting to know we share the important cultural values of integrity, accountability, and excellence in everything we do,” said John Pope, CEO of ProGraphics. “Uniting these two great organizations, that share so many fundamentals of success, will accelerate our clients and our employee’s opportunity to grow.”
Drummond helps their clients simplify and optimize the complicated print supply chain. Whether creating, ordering, printing, or fulfilling and distributing branded materials, providing innovative, measurable, and sustainable improvements is Drummonds strategy for success. They focus on the Total Cost of Ownership by helping remove waste from the design, procurement, manufacturing and distribution stages. This holistic approach identifies costs that are often hidden such as long-distance shipping, storage, fulfillment and obsolescence. Drummond is an industry leader in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma strategies, coupled with value design. To learn more about Drummond’s innovative approach that focuses on sustained savings for clients visit www.drummondpress.com. Drummond is a privately held company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
For the past 44 years, ProGraphics has proudly served the printing and marketing needs of the Southeast. Offering a suite of full-service solutions for print management, kitting and fulfillment, direct mail, and web-to-print. The company has thrived being a responsive, one-stop provider and meeting the needs of loyal customers and dedicated employees.