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Service Graphics grows with acquisition

Service Graphics, a trading division of the Paragon Group, has acquired Image Factory Retail Graphics.

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(L to R) Martin Hutchings, managing director of Service Graphics Display with Terry Smith, managing director of Image Factory Retail Graphics

From its Chippenham facility, Image Factory designs and manufacturers point-of-purchase (POP), display packaging, shelf ready packaging, window displays and retail point-of-sale (POS) products.

Service Graphics provides print, design and digital services, as well as large-format print and display solutions.

As well as acquiring Image Factory’s portfolio of services, Service Graphics will also acquire its stand-alone design studio, Image Creative, where the team creates innovative retail solutions.

Image Factory’s current managing director, Terry Smith, will continue to manage and develop this with his existing management team.

Terry and his team have a great business, a strong, highly skilled team and outstanding creative and production capability with a long-term record of working with excellent brands and retailers

Smith comments: “Everyone at Image Factory is excited to be joining Service Graphics – POS and POP complement the Service Graphics vision.”

Service Graphics has 22 high street print centres, four factory production sites, four sales offices and 15 embed facilities managed print centres. The acquisition will allow it to broaden its offerings further with customers of both firms benefitting.

Martin Hutchings, managing director of Service Graphics Display adds: “I am delighted to welcome Image Factory as part of Service Graphic’s business.

“Terry and his team have a great business, a strong, highly skilled team and outstanding creative and production capability with a long-term record of working with excellent brands and retailers.”



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