Review of 2021: March | Printweek | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack | #education | #technology | #infosec


Our annual roundup of all the big stories from around the UK printing industry in the past 12 months.

The Label Makers was bought by Spain-headquartered labels and envelope group Printeos as its first move into the UK market… Wayne Fitzpatrick, the former sales director of packaging manufacturer Glossop Cartons led a management buyout at the business… Family-owned label specialist Denny Bros Group became employee-owned as part of its strategy to “safeguard its independent future”…. Self-adhesive label manufacturer Mercian Labels acquired a sector of business from barcode label specialist Computype Europe… Former Heidelberg executives Andy Rae and Anthony Thirlby teamed up on a new buy-and-build venture, Venn Holdings, which completed the deal to acquire John Dollin Printing ServicesSun Chemical increased prices across a wide range of products in EMEA from March, citing raw material shortages and “dramatically increased” freight costs. The business is the world’s biggest supplier of printing inks… Print firms were warned to be on their guard for cyber attacks after operations at MBA Group were subjected to an attack… Potts Print (UK) announced it was set to take delivery of the UK’s first Manroland Roland 700 Evolution press later this year… Coveris acquired speciality bags producer Initial PackagingGo Inspire Group won a multi-year, multimillion-pound lead supplier deal with one of the UK’s blue chip telecoms brands… Matthews the Printers announced it was to go into voluntary liquidation after the pandemic decimated its core business in hospitality. The long-established and respected London company was wound up in the summer… Sign & Digital UK organiser Faversham House pushed back the 2021 show for a second time, opting for a spring 2022 date… Paper manufacturers Feldmuehle and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper both outlined impending price increases on a range of products… The design of the new polymer £50 note featuring computing’s Alan Turing was unveiled. It entered circulation in June… 


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