PFI Group acquires Grafenia PLC’s Production Operations

Manchester based PFI Group are delighted to announce that it has agreed to acquire the production operations of Grafenia plc in a £3m+ deal.

As part of the £3m+ deal, PFI will acquire Grafenia’s subsidiary, Works Manchester Limited (formerly Image Everything) as well as the business and assets of Grafenia Operations Limited, the respected wide-format and commercial print hub based in Trafford Park, Manchester.

The company will enter into a five year supply agreement under which Works Manchester will continue to manufacture and supply products to Grafenia’s Nettl and partner network.

Gavin Cockerill, Grafenia plc, commentedWe’re really excited about the opportunities linking up with PFI presents for our network. PFI has been growing rapidly in recent years and now has operations all over the UK. It is a natural fit for Works Manchester. The scale of PFI’s operations presents career advancement opportunities for team members joining the PFI family. The transaction also secures the supply chain for the products we sell to our Nettl and partners. I’d like to thank Peter for his mentorship over the years, notwithstanding the flowery jackets. I am looking forward to working with the Board and our teams on the next part of Grafenia’s journey.”

Darren McMurray, PFI Group CEO commented: “We’re delighted to bring Works Manchester into the PFI Group. Our ongoing partnership with Grafenia has many opportunities.  Our scale and capability can help grow the range of products offered to Nettl and partners. Works Manchester is an impressive operation. We’re excited about what we can do together.  We can’t wait to get started with the team to build a successful future.”

The PFI Group is a powerhouse within the print and visual communication industries, now comprising 15 businesses: PFI Signs, GB Sign Solutions, Sign Plus, Lofthus Signs, In2 Signs & Graphics, Shades Graphics, Mardan Products, Futurama Group, Insignia Signs, Creative Display, SignMaster, Jasmine, Cestrian, Kesslers, Proportion London and Works Manchester.