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Rawson Print buys Burwood Press

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
By Print21

(l-r) Rawson Print Co. directors Andrew Price, Shane Wildash and Lachlan Finch.

Sydney printing company Rawson Print has acquired commercial printer and packaging specialist Burwood Press, based at Yagoona in Sydney’s south-west, with an eye on the packaging market.

Rawson will move the Burwood Press operation, including some staff and machinery, into its facility at Macquarie Park in Sydney’s north-west. The deal, signed on Friday, was announced in a joint media statement.

This acquisition fits squarely with Rawson Print Co’s strategy to vertically integrate packaging and introduce wide format printing.

Burwood Press has provided commercial printing and packaging solutions for more than 40 years and has a reputation as being one of Sydney’s premier boutique offset printing, wide format and specialised packaging manufacturers.

 “They’re strong in packaging and it was a good fit,” said Shane Wildash, one of three directors at Rawson Print Co, along with partners Lachlan Finch and Andrew Price.

“Burwood Press is an incredibly well-run and innovative commercial print and packaging manufacturer with a long-standing history in Sydney, servicing some of Australia’s most well-known brands,” said Wildash. “Burwood Press’ focus on quality, packaging design and wide format capabilities were major draw cards for us. We very much look forward to combining forces to enhance our value proposition to clients and the broader marketing community in Sydney.”

‘A great cultural fit’: Bernard Sankey, MD Burwood Press

Bernard Sankey, MD, Burwood Press said: “Our committed staff will be an excellent addition to the team at Rawson Print Co. Over the years, Ray Fell and I have enjoyed working together with our staff to provide outstanding customer service, always doing things in a professional manner. Joining Rawson Print Co gives our staff a bright future, building upon their passion. Going through this process, I believe there is a great cultural fit between both companies, sharing great values and exceptional experience.”

Sankey says he spoke to his staff on Tuesday and will be staying on during the transition.

According to the statement, Burwood Press’ dynamic team will integrate into Rawson Print Co’s Sydney-based production facility in Macquarie Park, New South Wales, complementing its Indigo digital, offset sheet-fed A1 and A2 HUV multi- colour press capabilities.

 Through the combined businesses, Rawson Print Co will be positioned to continue to serve customers as a market leader in the commercial, digital and packaging print sectors in NSW.

Australian-owned Burwood Press has been in business for more than 40 years and offered full colour offset, digital and large format printing.

The former Rawson Graphics last year rebranded as Rawson Print Co. in a lavish event attended by over 200 marketing, design and printing industry workers at Circular Quay in Sydney.

Award-winning Rawson Print was the first printer in Australia to install a Komori Lithrone HUV 29 press.

 

 

 

 

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