Premier has announced that Dublin-based GPMI is the latest company to be acquired by the group.

GPMI is a paper merchant and has a strong and established position in the Irish market supplying both the commercial print and sign and display sectors. With warehouses and offices in Dublin and Belfast, GPMI has a turnover of around €28 million with 50 employees.

Michael Beever, CEO of the Premier Paper Group said, ‘GPMI is an exciting addition to the group and opens up a new geographical market for Premier. These latest acquisitions are consistent with our strategy of achieving good organic growth, based on our traditional paper merchanting foundations, together with selected acquisitions in new but complementary markets.’

GPMI managing director Enda Brophy added, ‘Being part of Premier will open up many opportunities for GPMI and will allow us to further develop our service offer and product choice to our customers. Being part of Premier and the wider global OVOL Japan Pulp & Paper Group gives our customers and suppliers confidence and reassurance of our commitment to the future of the print and graphical communications market. I am looking forward to starting the next phase of our development during 2023 as part of the Premier organisation.’

The company also recently acquired WBC and  Zulu.