Pindar Graphics, a specialist in print and electronic media, announced today the acquisition of online retail service provider Screen Pages.

In a single step Pindar Graphics (http://www.pindargraphics .com) becomes a leading supplier of e commerce solutions to mail order, catalogue and retail companies in the UK, strengthening its position as the world’s number one provider of content management software for multi-channel publishing.

Screen Pages (http://www.screenpages.com) is a UK-based provider of e-commerce and online marketing services. Its focus is on “best practice” online retailing and it designs, builds, integrates, hosts and maintains online shopping websites for its clients including Thorntons. Crew Clothing, Corgi, Smythson, White Stuff and Carluccios.

David Jesson, Group Marketing Director, Pindar Graphics, said: “This has been a customer driven acquisition because businesses now have to make their products as accessible as possible to consumers via retail stores, printed catalogues and the internet. Those businesses that execute these channels effectively are more successful and have an above average sales growth”.

“Pindar Graphics has developed significant expertise in the design, production, management and distribution of printed catalogues. We also have products and services for managing product information centrally and easily distributing it to the printed page, the internet, call centre and staff in retail outlets”.

“The final piece of the jigsaw for us and our customers was the design, creation and marketing of the online channel. We are delighted to have brought on board the expertise of Screen Pages. Its skills perfectly complement our existing services and enable us to offer a comprehensive service package to businesses”.

Roger Willcocks, Managing Director Screen Pages said "Screen Pages provides best practice e-commerce to its clients on a long-term agency basis. We are constantly seeking to improve our service offering and delivery, as well as the range of products and services to our clients. As part of Pindar Graphics, we will be able to invest in these areas to increase our value to our clients as well as enhance our operational and management processes that support our service. Pindar provides design, print and technology to a large number of mail order and catalogue companies and we are confident that our expertise will add value to those relationships as well.”

Phil Hollingdale, Founder and Chairman of Screen Pages said: “Screen Pages has grown steadily and organically since founded in 1997. In the last few years it has enjoyed significant growth as its clients have seen their on-line retail take off and become an increasingly important part of their business, and in most cases the fastest growing part. I am keen to see Screen Pages build on that success and with the support and experience of Pindar Graphics it will be able to help its clients further develop their on-line capability.”

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For more information contact David Jesson on 01723 581 581

About Pindar (www.pindar.com)
Pindar is a publishing specialist, with particular emphasis placed on data gathering, data preparation and data management on behalf of its customers. Services include security printing, design, digital photography, page building, content management, e-commerce websites, cartography, mailing and fulfilment. Print capabilities span digital, sheet-fed and web. Software products, CMS and Agility, offer cataloguers more opportunities for smarter marketing through multi channel publishing.

About Screen Pages (www.screenpages.com)

Screen Pages, provides managed e-commerce services to over 60 clients in retail, mail order and catalogue sector. It designs, builds, hosts, operates and markets online retail websites. The company’s clients include a wide range of well known brands including Smythson, Corgi, Thorntons, White Stuff, Carluccio’s and Floris who are enjoying significant sales expansion via the internet. Screen Pages is an NMA Top 100 agency and an ECMOD award winner.

Published on: 12:00AM on 22nd September 2006