Apogee presses into Ireland

history-of-print-16th-century-printing-companyManaged print player Apogee has written a check for an Irish firm to add to the Scottish, Welsh and German businesses it has already collected this year.

In January Apogee’s joint CEO Jason Collins said: “Apogee will continue to grow its UK business in 2016 through organic growth and further acquisitions of organisations in the range of £1 million to £50 million turnover.”

The outfit has  bought Welsh firm Kon-x in April and last month bought Scottish print and copy specialist Direct Business Systems.The DBS deal gave the firm a larger footprint North of the border and and now it has bought Hibernian Business Equipment in a bid to break into the Irish market.

Hibernian is a print management outfit with offices in Limerick, Dublin and Galway. Its main focus is government departments. Hibernian’s founder Gerald Wall will continue to lead the Irish business.

Hibernian managing director Wall said that being part of a larger group gave it the chance to compete for larger deals.