Antalis to acquire First Graphics


4 July 2005 – Levallois Perret (FRA): Antalis has signed an agreement to acquire South Africa based First Graphics.


First Graphics has its headquarters in Johannesburg and has three major branches in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth and an export branch that deals with countries throughout Africa.


The company recorded a turnover of €25 million ($29.7 million) in 2004 and has a staff of 129 employees.


Antalis South Africa managing director Dave Haldane said: "By combining graphic supplies with our existing paper distribution activity, Antalis will be able to provide a more comprehensive offer to its printer customers."