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Blue Star to boost its presence in Victoria

Thursday, 24 February 2005
By Print 21 Online Article

Victoria is to be Blue Star Australia’s main focus over the next 12 months, with the company commencing a search for acquisitions in the sheet-fed printing and direct mail industries. The company was responsible for turning over $150 million in Australia during 2003-04, but is looking to increase that figure to $180 million for the next financial year.

Blue Star Australia chief executive Geoff Selig confirms the company’s intentions to expand in Australia. “We are currently looking at appropriate printing businesses in Victoria for potential acquisitions, more specifically in the sheet-fed, mail and logistics sectors.”

Selig also confirmed that Blue Star’s Australian operations are on track for continued success, growing through its own internal strength rather than by acquisitions alone. “The growth we’ve experienced over the last 5 years has been consistently strong, and, for the most part, organic as well.”

Blue Star already has a significant presence in Australia with offset printing operation Webstar, which generated approximately $30 million during the last financial year and has a list of clients that include Derwent Howard, Next Media and ACP. Some of the other Australian companies under the Blue Star brand include King’s Mail Service, Link Printing and Techniche.

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