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Multi Packaging Solutions / Chesapeake Announces Acquisitions of Integrated Printing Solutions and Jet Lithocolor

Monday, April 07, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

New York, NY:  Multi Packaging Solutions / Chesapeake (MPS/CSK), a leader in print and packaging for the branded consumer, healthcare, and multi-media markets has acquired Integrated Printing Solutions (IPS) and Jet Lithocolor (Jet) to create a comprehensive end-to-end solution for the credit, debit, gift, loyalty, and insurance card markets.

The acquisitions solidify the company’s market position by adding a full complement of card production capabilities to their existing creative services, decorative technologies, and sustainable solutions.  These capabilities include laminated card production, imaging, affixing, direct mail, and fulfillment.

Furthermore, the acquisitions provide MPS/CSK with a fully integrated supply chain for cards, carriers, multi-packs, and point-of-purchase displays in a range of materials, with turnkey resources for design, production, and distribution for open- and closed-loop card programs.

“The addition of IPS and Jet greatly benefits our customers and significantly enhances our ability to provide unique solutions with an aggregate of products, technologies, and services,”  commented Marc Shore, CEO of MPS/CSK.  ”As leaders in the transaction card market, both organizations exhibit the talents and expertise to perfectly complement our innovative and quality-driven team.”

“We are thrilled about what this next phase of our growth means for our joint customers around the world,” states Sev Spagnolie, CEO of IPS.  “The exponential value that we can now bring to our clients as one optimized organization allows us to apply our combined investments in technology and know-how to deliver the industry’s most innovative card program solutions.  We are eager to embark on this exciting future to create remarkable user experiences and results, as passionate stewards of our clients’ brands.”

”We are extremely excited for Jet to join the family at MPS/CSK,” remarked Jeff Norby, President and CEO of Jet.  “With the combination of our three companies, the future is very bright for all involved, most notably our clients.  Our vast capabilities and international presence will fuel the evolution and expansion of our offerings to deliver incredible solutions, as we are now well positioned to innovate and create as the needs and technologies in card programs advance.”

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