Paper, packing and visual communication materials distributor Antalis has acquired the assets of Swan Paper, Ireland’s largest independent paper merchant. Antalis will retain the Swan brand, creating a new Swan Paper division, which will be headed up by Swan’s Brian McArdle.
He will report into Eoin Heagney, managing director of Antalis Ireland. The business will continue to operate from its base in Baldoyle, Dublin and all 13 current employees will transfer over to Antalis.
The deal will strengthen Antalis’ presence in Ireland where it has an annual turnover of more than 40m Euro, and employs 32 people from its Dublin head office.
Antalis has also has commissioned 81 new trucks in a £5m investment which will modernise its 160-strong fleet.