UK-based printer Polestar acquires high volume web offset facility Benhamgoodheadprint and full color sheetfed printer Stones The Printers, both in UK, plans to continue the businesses in their current form
November 30, 2012
– Polestar is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business and assets of Benhamgoodheadprint (BGP) and Stones The Printers. The transaction was completed on 28 November 2012.
BGP is a major high volume web offset facility based in Bicester printing weekly, monthly and bi-monthly periodical magazines and retail catalogues with 400 employees. Stones The Printers is a high quality, full colour sheetfed printer based in Banbury with 140 employees providing both commercial and periodical publications.
Barry Hibbert, CEO of Polestar UK Print Ltd commented “We are delighted to add the firepower and product capability of BGP and Stones to the Polestar portfolio which will strengthen and extend our client service offering substantially.
“BGP and Stones are superbly equipped facilities with dedicated and highly skilled employees and, whilst some changes will be inevitable, it is our intention to continue with the businesses in their current form. We are confident that the integration of these operations into the Polestar Group will be a positive move for customers, employees and suppliers of the business.“