Press release submitted on behalf of Nobelus
After decades of continuous, steady growth in North America, Nobelus, a leading distributor of thermal laminates, unsupported films, and thermal laminating systems, is expanding into the European print service market. The company’s partners have acquired a majority interest in the film division of McKinleys Group, a packaging supply company based in the United Kingdom. The new entity, known as Nobelus Europe Ltd, is based out of Newmarket, UK, and will function independently of McKinleys Group, which will continue distributing packaging supplies.
Jeremy Fentiman, Managing Director of Nobelus Europe, states, “This exciting development formalizes a long-standing partnership between Nobelus and McKinleys Group. McKinleys Group has represented Nobelus in the UK and Europe for nearly 10 years, and the two have been joined at the hip.” Fentiman continues, “Nobelus is a market leader in lamination technology in North America, and this acquisition provides a significant opportunity to establish the Nobelus brand in Europe.”
European print service providers will gain direct access to a greater range of finishes in the Nobelus product portfolio, and current Nobelus customers with facilities located in Europe will be able to offer brands greater consistency across different products regardless of geographic location. Nobelus will offer European customers the same dedicated service and support North American customers currently receive, including personalized consultations, technical support, and access to experienced solutions experts.
“The entire Nobelus team is excited about the opportunities a new continent will provide,” states Steve Truan, Global CEO of Nobelus. “We are growing again, and expansion in Europe opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the innovative finishing films, equipment, methods, and sustainable products that we have developed over the past eight years.”
Aligning with the Nobelus mission to enhance people, partners, and the world’s brands, Nobelus Europe will enable the company to realize significant growth in the UK and Europe, expand into new verticals, and leverage its premium finishing solutions to a larger customer base with unique needs. “The Nobelus team is keen for the challenge,” says Truan.