Precision Proco Group has purchased the West London production facility of Photobox as part of what it calls its ‘ambitious growth plans.’

The deal, which only involves the purchase of the Willen Field Road facility and doesn’t involve any other aspect of Photobox’s business, was completed on 1 August 2021 and will see the transfer of the employees at the site to Precision Proco.

‘Having worked with the team at Photobox over a number of years we are delighted to bring the UK production facility into the Precision Proco Group family,’ said Gary Peeling, CEO of Precision Proco Group.

‘Combining their expertise and people with our workflow automation will enable us to further develop our smarter utilisation strategy across production sites throughout the UK.

‘We believe this will benefit customers across the group, as we maximise capacity across the network, streamline production processes and continue to bring innovative products and services to market.’                                     

Photobox was founded in 2000 as part of a plan to allow the public to upload their photographs and create books and merchandise. The company says it has had a close relationship with Precision Proco Group for a number of years and both parties now plan to strengthen this bond even further, with a commitment to the continued production of Photobox products at the Willen Field Road site.

Chief manufacturing officer of Photobox Gordon Brophy added, ‘We are pleased to have concluded the transfer of Willen Field Road to our long standing partner Precision Proco Group.

‘As we continue to focus on delivering the highest quality products to our customers at market leading speed – we value this new partnership with PPG.

‘We are confident it will leverage strengths and skills of the production team on site and with Precision Proco Group’s technology and their ethos will create a positive future for our business in the UK.’