Manchester print firm acquired by Austrian Group

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by Stephen Chapman

Large format printing specialist, Cestrian, has been acquired by 3a-Group for an undisclosed sum.

The Austrian group, based near Graz, is one of Europe’s largest digital and screen print providers and owns Arian GmbH, All Linked and A Real.

Manchester’s Cestrian will retrain its brand in the UK marketplace .

“Cestrian has always had a strong presence within the industry,” said Phill Reynolds, former owner of Cestrian.

“But now our services and knowledge will be expanded as part of Arian’s global plans, painting a much brighter future for everyone.”

Incoming managing director, Simon Summers added:

“This merger brings together over 60 years’ industry experience and over the coming weeks and months we will be working hard to ensure all current business is settled in as seamlessly as possible and demonstrating to all our client partners the benefits to them this investment will bring.”


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