4 August 2015
Cansel expands wide format offering through acquisition of Ernest Green & Son
TORONTO—Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced that it has acquired Ernest Green & Son Ltd., the largest independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada.

Ernest Green & Son was founded over 60 years ago and
gained a reputation for providing high-quality equipment, supplies and service, with locations from Québec to British Columbia.

Today, Ernest Green & Son's product portfolio spans the spectrum of equipment, supplies and service for the flexographic packaging, commercial offset, digital and wide format inkjet printing markets.

"This acquisition marks our commitment of expanding in the print and graphics space," said Stephen Fletcher, vice-president, Cansel. "Ernest Green & Son has been a leading supplier to the commercial print marketplace in Canada and brings a depth of expertise, products and clients that we don't currently have in our organization; we are extremely excited to have them on board with Cansel."

"We are very pleased to join the Cansel team," Doug Green, president, Ernest Green & Son, said. "We see this as a great opportunity to broaden our footprint, and enhance the product offering and level of service that we are able to offer our loyal customer base."

Cansel has over the last several years been making several significant acquisitions across Canada. In December of last year, Cansel  expanded its wide format market in Quebec with the acquisition of Dutech Materiel D'Art Applique Inc. which supplied Oce, HP and Canon equipment, paper and media in Quebec City and Chicoutimi. Cansel increased its paper converting services through the acquisition of the Canadian Paper and Film Converters (CPFC) in Ontario, which served the wide format media industry in Toronto and Southeaster Ontario since 1991.

In June 2013, Cansel took over Copie Tech, a reprographic company based in Val-d'Or in Quebec, and in May of that same year, it moved to acquire The Drawing Centre based in Toronto. The Drawing Centre had been providing print service in the Toroto areas since 1956 and had grown to be a major provider of printing, reproduction and finishing services, and an important supplier of wide format printer products.

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