Direct Mail & Marketing has new owners, now DMM
The assets and majority of staff at leading Melbourne print and mail house Direct Mail & Marketing have been acquired by a group of investors, and the business is now Fandata Pty Ltd trading as DMM.
Scott Allen has been appointed as CEO, stepping up from his previous role as general manager. He said, “The business was not immune to the impacts of Covid which hit us during February of this year, and unfortunately the company was placed into administration.
“The sale has brought into DMM new working capital and allowed us to keep 40 plus workers employed with full-time positions.
“We also have an experienced board of directors external to the print industry, which will allow us to transition into a range of new product and service offerings in 2021 and beyond.”
The company was placed into administration in July, with the new owners taking over three months later.
DMM provides variable digital printing, communication, fulfilment and mailing solutions, which it tailors to the needs of individual businesses across Australia.
With its corporate office in Bourke Street and production centred in Dandenong South, the company is a powerhouse of the sector. When it merged with Datasend a decade ago it created one of the largest privately-owned mail houses in Australia.
The business is split into three main divisions: workplace and process automaton; communication; and technology.
It operates a range of offset and digital presses, as well as providing digital solutions such as online marketing and digital store fronts, in addition to its extensive mailing capabilities.