Manchester-based PFI Group has agreed to acquire the production operations of Grafenia in a £3m+ deal. Works Manchester (formerly Image Everything) and the business and assets of Grafenia Operations, the wide-format and commercial print hub based in Trafford Park, Manchester, are included.
The company will enter into a five-year supply agreement under which Works Manchester will continue to manufacture and supply products to Grafenia’s Nettl and Printing.com partner network.
Gavin Cockerill, Grafenia, said: “We’re really excited about the opportunities linking up with PFI presents for our network. PFI has been growing rapidly in recent years and now has operations all over the UK. It is a natural fit for Works Manchester. The scale of PFI’s operations presents career advancement opportunities for team members joining the PFI family. The transaction also secures the supply chain for the products we sell to our Nettl and printing.com partners.
Darren McMurray, PFI Group CEO added: “We’re delighted to bring Works Manchester into the PFI Group. Our ongoing partnership with Grafenia has many opportunities. Our scale and capability can help grow the range of products offered to Nettl and printing.com partners. Works Manchester is an impressive operation. We’re excited about what we can do together. We can’t wait to get started with the team to build a successful future.”
The PFI Group now comprises15 businesses: PFI Signs, GB Sign Solutions, Sign Plus, Lofthus Signs, In2 Signs and Graphics, Shades Graphics, Mardan Products, Futurama Group, Insignia Signs, Creative Display, SignMaster, Jasmine, Cestrian, Kesslers, Proportion London and Works Manchester.