BALL & DOGGETT ACQUIRES CONIGLIO'S CONECT
Ball & Doggett is beefing up its presence in the sign and display market with the acquisition of Conect Enterprises, which supplies a wide range of media, machinery and accessories to the market.
Australia’s largest supplier of printable materials says the deal, “solidifies Ball & Doggett’s already strong position as a leading supplier into the signage market.”
Conect Enterprises was established in 1985, and is privately owned by Tony and Pam Coniglio, who will stay with the business for a short transition period. Conect has offices and distribution sites in both NSW and Victoria, with some 35 staff, who will all be staying with the business.
Rob Brussolo, general manager - Sign, Display & Digital for Ball & Doggett, said, “We are looking forward to, over time, integrating the Conect team with Ball & Doggett. We will continue to invest in the signage market, to ensure we provide greater customer value.”
Conect will continue to trade independently for the time being, to ensure a smooth transition for staff, customers and suppliers. Tony Coniglio, owner of Conect, said, “The acquisition is good for our customers, suppliers and staff. Ball & Doggett has the resources and infrastructure to take the business forward. It is about leveraging our combined strengths to provide greater value and options to support our customers”
Ball & Doggett has a history of acquiring organisations to further strengthen and diversify their offering to the market. Prior to the the Ball & Doggett merger, BJ Ball acquired several organisations, including Access Paper, Longbottom Paper, and Servicom, and more recently under Ball & Doggett, acquiring packaging distributor, Paperquest.
“This is an exciting next step in our diversification strategy and we welcome the Conect Team into the Ball & Doggett family, further strengthening our offer to the Signage market," said Luke Wilkinson CEO Ball & Doggett.