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Post Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:08 pm

Europoint / Paper Co

Hi there

Not sure whether I heard her aright or not, but the Europoint Sales Rep who called on me last week mentioned that Paper Co had taken over / were taking over Robert Horne Group. Robert Horne of course includes Cox Plastics, the distributors in my area of Avery vinyls.

Is this kosher?

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Post Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:42 pm

ahem ahem ... i do have a bit of a sore throat! :wink: :lol:
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Post Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:04 pm

can i clear this matter up for you guys,

the paper company was born 12 months ago, from the sale of the paper division of Bunzl Plc, BUNZL FINE PAPER, (Europoint Display is or was a trading division of this company)

The buyer was a company called PAPER LINX an Australian company, with the sale came the need for a name change from Bunzl, so the Paper Company was born,

now the tricky bit,

Paper linx is also in the process of purchasing the Buhrmann Paper Merchanting Division, ie COX PLASTICS, ROBERT HORNE PAPER, A&P DISPLAY, M6 PAPER, HOWARD SMITH PAPER, PARAGON ,

dont think i've missed any.

hope this clears every thing up, and this is general nowledge on the paper linx web site so im not talking out of school. :)
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Post Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:46 am

So basically as buyers everyone is going to be stitched up on price I guess as there is or will be not much competition.
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Post Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:47 am

So basically as buyers everyone is going to be stitched up on price I guess as there is or will be not much competition.
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Post Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:27 pm

Rob

I apologise if I put up a comment that was well known. I hadn't dealt with Europoint up until now, so it was news to me.

Your subtle Scottish sense of humour, i.e.

"ahem ahem ... i do have a bit of a sore throat!"

is lost on me (and I am sure on others too). What is your point?

Anthing that reduces competition is in my mind a significant issue for small businesses like mine - perhaps it's not relevant to you biggies.
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Post Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:37 pm

our company is by far a biggy mate. :D

the word on the take-over is not common knowledge, no. but i did know about it, and have for some time.
i cant tell you anymore about it other than what you have probably heard, & to be honest it has nothing to do with me.

my ahem ahem was just my way of saying i knew but wont/cant elaborate at this time.
i dont have anything to do with paper co. europoint or cox etc
i am in the same boat as the majority of sign makers here. :wink:
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Post Tue Oct 07, 2003 5:04 pm

I think it will have far more implication on litho print trade than the sign trade.

Its been happening with paper suppliers for some time with takeovers in the last few years. Push the prices down cripple the competition...then......take them over......no more competition.

Anyone know a good desert island..... :roll:

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