Barcelona Spain – 11 September 2014 – Spandex – the one-stop supplier of leading brands for graphic solutions – is expanding its operations in the Iberian peninsula with the acquisition of Polynorma, an established specialist supplier of equipment, materials and inks to signmakers, digital and screen printers across Spain.
Polynorma and Spandex will continue to operate independently for a period of time and therefore customers will not see changes in their day-to-day business dealings with either company.
In future, closer integration will take place gradually building on the strengths of each company with a focus on providing best-in-class product portfolio and customer service levels to sign makers and graphic professionals in the Iberian peninsula.
After integration, customers of both companies will benefit from being able to purchase the breadth of the combined product portfolio from either supplier, allowing them access to a wide range of leading brands of materials and equipment including Avery, Orafol, 3M, Mactac, ImagePerfect, Molco, Gerber, HP, Roland, Summa and many others.
Spandex Spain General Manager, Matthias Grimm, explains: “The partnership with Polynorma is a key step in realising our vision to become the leading provider to the signage and digital printing industry in the Iberian Peninsula. Polynorma is a very natural fit with our business with an established customer base, an excellent reputation, a track record of growth and deep knowledge of its customers.”
Ana Simsi, Polynorma’s founder, comments: “I am delighted that Polynorma will move forward as part of the global Spandex Group. Polynorma is an eighteen-year-old business with an established customer base whose loyalty stems from close relationships with committed and knowledgeable people. I am confident that the business culture of Polynorma will be preserved and reinforced by its new owners at Spandex. I could not have wished for a more promising future for Polynorma’s customers and for my team.”
José Vela, General Manager of Polynorma, concludes: “The combined capabilities of the businesses will provide opportunities for growth for sign makers and graphic professionals through access to an expanded portfolio and second-to-none service level. This merger also promises career development for the talented staff in both companies. This is especially true now that we are seeing positive, tangible growth in our industry.”