It is common for redundancy to exist when a merger takes place. When two companies combine, there are typically processes and people in both places that do the same thing. It is less common for two businesses to have pieces of the puzzle that the other did not.
The more Edwards Brothers Malloy melds into a single entity, the more complementary skill sets come to light.
Check out these interesting facts about what each business brought to the table to make Edwards Brothers Malloy the most comprehensive, innovative and technologically advanced book printer and supply chain solution for publishers of all sizes.
The former Edwards Brothers brand has enhanced the digital printing capabilities of the new company in big ways. Along with the facilities on State Street and Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, Edwards Brothers Malloy operates multiple digital print centers around the U.S. and in the U.K. More customers can now print closer to where their books will eventually end up saving them time and money. Smaller content creators can also take advantage of POD services that can print anywhere from 1 to 750 copies of a book.
The former Malloy brand brings cutting edge online tools to the new organization. Customers are able to check order status, generate printing quotes, view materials usage, place an order, and view proofs. Once integration is complete, publishers of all sizes will have one of the most powerful printing networks with convenient online tools that the industry has to offer at their disposal.
More Interesting Characteristics of the New Business
- Edwards Brothers Malloy now has the largest fleet of Timsons Web presses in the United States.
- The new company is now the 6th largest book manufacturer in the U.S.
- The combined company now has over 115 million dollars in combined sales and 170 years of book manufacturing experience.
- Edwards Brothers Malloy now has more than 950 employees.
Resources and assets are often assimilated when companies merge leaving a newly formed organization much the same as it was before. With the combination of these two book printing companies, this could not be further from the truth.
The capabilities and processes of each make the new Edwards Brothers Malloy even stronger than either business was by itself. In the months to come, check back to the website regularly for a fresh look at how Edwards Brothers Malloy is shaping up.