Canadian Bank Note purchases Unicom Graphics

CALGARY, July 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Bank Note (CBN) announced today that it has acquired Unicom Graphics and will integrate Unicom's operations with CBN's McAra Printing division to deliver exceptional print solutions for their customers. CBN has made substantial investments in new technology at McAra over the past several years and the acquisition of Unicom is a continuation of its investment in its Calgary operation. 

"By combining the complementary strengths of two leading Calgary-based commercial printers, we have created a single exceptional print solutions provider. CBN is committed to providing McAra Unicom investment and technical support to successfully grow the business. "

- Ronald G. Arends, President & CEO, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited

With this acquisition, McAra Unicom will offer high-quality lithographic print including UV technology, digital print and wide format services, complete bindery including perfect binding, foiling and embossing, direct mail and fulfillment. These capabilities combined with technical consultation and security services will provide customers with a unique offering. 

"CBN is a strong parent company. McAra Unicom is now well positioned to be the leading print solutions provider in Calgary.  Together, we will be a trusted partner and will provide exceptional service and value to our customers."

- Dean McElhinney, General Manager, Unicom Graphics

"Merging our two operations with strong business ethics, complementary capabilities and deep technical knowledge will significantly strengthen and extend our capabilities."

- Rodger Grant, General Manager, McAra Printing

The CBN presence in Calgary started with McAra and has expanded to include security solutions.  CBN, McAra and Unicom share a long heritage and strong values that complement their commitment to outstanding customer service, high quality and technical competence.

About Canadian Bank Note

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited provides integrated hardware, software, print, and systems solutions to organizations and governments in Canada and throughout the world.  CBN provides security solutions to four major markets; Payment, Identification, Lottery and Shareholder Services including commercial print.  We have extensive security print and card manufacturing operations that produce currency, passports, drivers' licences, national identity documents, postage and other security products.  CBN employs skilled designers, artists, technologists, craftsmen, and manufacturing experts to produce sophisticated and award-winning products. Established in 1897, the Company now has 10 locations worldwide with over 1,400 employees.  As we expand, we continue to focus on customer service and value-driven technology solutions that help our customers and partners succeed.


SOURCE Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited

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