Profile: Quad/Graphics Inc (QUAD.N)
Quad/Graphics, Inc. (Quad/Graphics), incorporated on July 13, 1971, is a global provider of print and related products and services that are designed to provide integrated multichannel solutions to marketers and publishers in North America, Latin America and Europe. The Company's products and services primarily include Print Solutions, Media Solutions and Logistics Services. The Print Solutions include catalogs, consumer magazines, special interest publications, direct mail, packaging and other commercial and specialty printed products, retail inserts, books and directories. The Media Solutions include creative, digital imaging, video, photography, workflow solutions, interactive technology including mobile and social media, and response data analytics services. The Logistics Services includes mailing, distribution, logistics and data optimization and hygiene services. In January 2013, the Company acquired Vertis Holdings Inc. In February 2014, Quad/Graphics Inc acquired UniGraphic, Inc.
The Company operates in two geographical segments: North America Print and Related Services, and International. During the year ended December 31, 2011, Quad/Graphics served approximately 7,200 customers from 130 facilities located in 21 countries. The Company completed the acquisition of Transcontinental's Mexican operations on September 8, 2011. In February 2012, the Company purchased Dallas-based Williamson Printing Corporation. The Company also manufactures printing-related auxiliary equipment.
North America Print and Related Services
The North America Print and Related Services segment includes the Company's United States printing operations, as well as the Canadian printing operations in Vancouver, British Columbia. The segments products include catalogs, magazines, retail inserts, books, directories, special interest publications and direct marketing materials. The related service offerings include digital photography, digital imaging, binding, mailing and distribution, and data optimization and analytics services. This segment also includes the design, development, manufacture and service of printing-related auxiliary equipment, as well as the manufacture of ink. This segment accounted for approximately 88% revenues during 2011.
The International segment consists of Quad/Graphics printing operations in Europe and Latin America, including operations in Poland, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Mexico, which includes the newly acquired Transcontinental Mexican operations. This segment provides printed products and related services consistent with the North America Print and Related Services segment, with the exception of printing-related auxiliary equipment, which is included in the North America Print and Related Services segment. The International segment accounted for approximately 12% during 2011.
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