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Lancaster-based self-adhesive graphics materials manufacturer and supplier Metamark, backed by Primary in an MBO in May last year, acquires Irish distributor Trimwel

May 2018


Metamark (UK) Limited has announced its acquisition of Trimwel, the company’s long-standing Irish distributor. Under Metamark’s ownership, Trimwel will continue to operate as a distribution business working with a growing range of customers, typically sign and graphics manufacturers in the region.


Trimwel first opened its doors for business in the early 1980s when demand for quality self-adhesive products by sign and graphics producers began to accelerate markedly thanks to the introduction of computerised processes for sign production. Trimwel’s business model continues to put such materials, in a wide range of formats, within easy reach of sign manufacturers. Such manufactures reduce the need to carry inventories of a growing range of materials by dealing with Trimwel.


Metamark is a key brand in Trimwel’s self-adhesive graphics products portfolio. As applications for the products which Metamark manufactures grow, and the core industry and other markets expand, Metamark will introduce new products to the Irish market and beyond. The Trimwel acquisition means the Irish market is now a local market for Metamark.


Nick Little, Trimwel’s Managing Director, commented “I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Trimwel has become a Metamark company. It moves us and our customers, old and new, closer to one of the most respected sources of materials innovation in the industry and gives us access to a rapidly developing spectrum of products that will help Trimwel deliver an even better service to the sign and allied industries.”


Paul French, Metamark CEO said, “The Trimwel acquisition solidifies Metamark’s position in a market that has many similarities with the UK. We’ve always supplied Trimwel with core products, but now we’re aligned like this, we can put marketing, development and other resources into the Irish market to further improve our service and expand the range of Metamark products we offer.


Trimwel will continue to trade behind its own brand and operate from its established headquarters in Dublin. Its customers will be supplied with the products they order from within Trimwel’s existing infrastructure



Contact Jackie Adams for more information

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