Papyrus acquires the Swedish visual communication company Olsonic

2016-12-21 08:37

Papyrus has agreed to acquire Olsonic AB, a Swedish full-service wholesaler within Viscom. The company, with a turnover of approximately SEK 70 million, holds a market leading position in serving customers with effective print- and presentation solutions, including software and hardware for small and large format print together with installation, after-sales services and trainings. Niklas Rydbeck, managing director and majority owner of Olsonic, will join Papyrus in a key role driving Papyrus continued efforts within Viscom. 

"We are excited about Olsonic and the whole team joining Papyrus. The company, with its strong market position within the segment of visual communication, will in a very positive way broaden and strengthen our offering to our Swedish customers," says Niklas Järbur, head of Printing and Creative Solutions in the Nordic Baltic region, and continues "With our enhanced presence in the fast growing segments of Viscom and Large Format Printing, we continue to develop our leading position in the Nordic Baltic region".   

"By joining forces with Papyrus, we will widen our customer base and gain a strong platform for future growth and development of the Viscom business. Personally, I look forward to join a strong group like Papyrus with the responsibility to drive the visual communications business in Scandinavia," says Niklas Rydbeck, Managing Director Olsonic.

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With net sales of EUR 1.5 billion in 2015, Papyrus is a leading business-to-business distributor of business essentials and provides more than 65,000 customers across 19 countries in Europe with Printing & Creative solutions, Facility solutions, and Industrial packaging solutions.

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For further information, please contact:

Niklas Järbur, Managing Director Printing and Creative Solutions, Nordic/Baltics, Tel. +46 727 405770

Niklas Rydbeck, Managing Director Olsonic, Tel. +46 706 590669

Stefan Sikander, Corporate Communication Director, Tel. 46 1051 72684