Antalis acquires Swan Paper
Antalis has acquired the assets of Swan Paper, Ireland’s largest independent paper merchant. The deal will further strengthen Antalis’ presence in Ireland where it already has an annual turnover in excess of €40m and employs 32 people from its Dublin head office.
Antalis will retain the Swan brand, creating a new Swan Paper division that will be headed up by Swan’s Brian McArdle. He will report to EoinHeagney, Managing Director of Antalis Ireland. The business will continue to operate from its base in Baldoyle, Dublin and all 13 current employees will transfer over to Antalis.
Swan Paper celebrated its 40th year in 2016 under the leadership of CEO Tony Swan, who, when commenting on the acquisition, said: “I am incredibly proud to have built the business, but feel it is now time to take a step back from day-to-day operations. The next chapter in the Swan story is incredibly important to me and I believe that Antalis is the right business partner to take the company forward, as its approach to its people, product offering and customers are all very similar to our own.”
EoinHeagneyadded: “This is an incredibly exciting development for Antalis which will see us significantly increase the size of our business in Ireland. The team at Swan has in-depth expertise, and a genuine entrepreneurial culture and everyone involved is looking forward to bringing together our two businesses to offer an unrivalled product range and service to our customers.”
For further information on Antalis and its range of products and services, visit www.antalis.ie