4 July 2006 — Wels (AUT): Stamp manufacturer Colop has acquired Unigraphics.
The deal sees the UK’s second largest manufacturer of stamps Mark C Brown join the Colop group reinforcing the company’s position in the UK market. Unigraphics has been the sole importer of Colop products in Sweden for the past 20 years.
In a statement, Colop said Identity Group offered Unigraphics for sale as the best way to ensure the continuity of both companies.
"The close relationship and mutual understanding cemented in many years of cooperation between Colop and Unigraphics as well as Colop and Mark C Brown provides a solid foundation for the future healthy development of the two companies, bolstered by Colop’s strategic goals in both markets and safeguarded by the positive general business development of Colop," the company said.
Colop added that it saw the two new companies as strategic gains in both markets and an important step into pre-inked and flash technology for stamps, both of which Unigraphics is a market leader.