Canadian and international book publishers looking for supply chain improvements will immediately benefit from the new opportunities for efficiency and integration made possible by Marquis Book Printing’s acquisition of the warehousing and distribution services of books from Georgetown Terminal Warehouses (GTW).
The strategic expansion of Marquis’ world-class book manufacturing operations to now include integrated book distribution services is part of the acceleration of its Horizon 2025 strategic plan. The goal is to provide book publishers with technologies cutting-edge technology, talented teams and efficient processes to help publishers successfully deliver books in print to readers and booksellers.
More room to grow in a strategic location
GTW is a well-known 57-year-old book distributor that operates an 80,000 square foot warehouse in the Toronto area. GTW already serves some of North America’s largest publishers and is near Marquis’ digital inkjet and web offset plant in Toronto.
“We will be stronger together,” says Mike Collinge, EVP – New Business & Strategy at Marquis, who will lead the distribution operation, “Many of our mutual or respective customers have recognized the improved responsiveness, reduction of environmental footprint and efficiency savings possible through integrated book manufacturing and distribution.Together, we will develop new strategies and invest to ensure that printed books remain the preferred choice of readers.
Brenda Sisnett, President and CEO of GTW comments, “It is clear that merging our expertise will create more value, leadership, scale and support innovation. We were impressed with the vision of the team of Serge, Mike and Marquis on how the merger of our businesses will provide all of our customers and employees with new possibilities.
Benefits for all customers in all book markets
By partnering with a single supplier for their print book production and distribution needs, publishers will benefit from a faster and more efficient combined time-to-market, as well as lower overall supply chain cost. lower supply. In addition, publishers will significantly reduce their ecological footprint and the distance books will travel to reach readers’ hands. With an ever-changing supply chain, publishers and Marquis will have many opportunities to partner to develop advanced supply chain solutions.
President and CEO of Marquis, Serge Loubier, concludes: “We are proud and delighted to welcome the entire GTW team to the Marquis family. Over the next few months, the combined strengths of our teams will propel the creation of advanced supply chain solutions to produce and deliver books in the quantity publishers need with maximum speed and with less impact on the environment. . More than ever, Marquis will be connected to the entire book value chain.
Source: Marquis Books
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