Quad/Graphics purchases French display systems company

Special to The Freeman

Feb. 12, 2015

SUSSEX — Quad/Graphics announced Thursday it has acquired Marin’s International, a leader in the point-of-sale display industry.

Based in Paris, Marin’s is the exclusive licensee of an international patent portfolio covering a variety of display systems, including the popular Lamà created by François L’Hotel that instantly pops open into position with no assembly required, according to the announcement.

“Marin’s is a successful, highly respected company whose solutions enhance our existing in-store and large-format marketing solutions,” said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics chairman, president and CEO, in a statement. “This acquisition supports our strategies to grow our business globally while enhancing our financial strength and creating shareholder value. Marin’s high-end corrugated displays complement our core print business and represent high-growth potential.”

By purchasing Marin’s, Quad/Graphics’ customers will have additional ways to promote their products or services. Marin’s will continue to do business under its existing name and brand mark, and operate autonomously under the direction of Jean-Michel Gaffé, a Marin’s veteran who now serves as general manager and president.

“Marin’s is excited to be part of a financially strong and forward-thinking company like Quad/Graphics, which shares our passion for innovation in the print space,” Gaffé said in a statement. “Our companies are a natural and strategic fit with shared values, including taking care of employees and the clients we serve.”

The acquisition was completed Feb. 3. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Quad/Graphics, a leading global printer, is based in Sussex.