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DPOD set to dominate NZ digital market

Tuesday, 11 September 2007
By Print 21 Online Article

Out with the old, in with the new as Digital Print On Demand acquires Plan & Print, a company almost double its age.


Founded in 1988, Plan & Print specialised in both digital and offset print. Now, joining forces with DPOD, the two will become leaders in the New Zealand digital market. Combined, the companies share a staff of 54 people running two Indigo presses, a Xerox iGen3, HP Scitex TurboJet 8500 large format printer, Indigo 5000, Xerox iGen 3 and Heidelberg SM74/5 offset press.

It was Plan & Print’s reputation and similar services that caught DPOD’s eye, according to managing director, Andrew Nalder. "Plan & Print is a great company and has a customer base which is complementary to our own," he said. "This acquisition demonstrates the maturity of the digital print industry and consolidates our leadership in the New Zealand marketplace."

When approached by DPOD, Maurice Hawkins, managing director of Plan & Print realised that only positive developments could come from the deal. "The synergies and potential presented by this opportunity were simply too irresistible to ignore," he said.

"DPOD has the systems and the ideas that will really benefit our customers. I look forward to working with the team at DPOD and the possibilities this deal presents."

Nalder said that DPOD is now in a position to provide the market with exactly what it wants, and is optimistic of the company’s future. "With this investment we will be able to offer the market unrivalled production capacity and a complete range of services," he said. "The future looks very bright indeed."

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