Express Printing Business (EPB), a specialist in the production of shrink sleeves and self-adhesive labels, situated in Belgium, will become part of the Dutch top-3 player in the market of self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging solutions; the Optimum Group. The addition of EPB suits the growth plan which aims for upscaling, product range extension and internationalisation. EPB’s management will remain responsible for the day-to-day management tasks and will assume a position in the central steering committee chaired by a 4-member group management team.

Strategic rationale

  • EPB’s addition results in a unique combination of expertise in UV flexo & offset rotation printing and digital printing for a wide product range that includes items like self-adhesive labels, printed banderoles, booklet & multi-layer labels, flexible packaging and also shrink sleeves
  • With EPB’s arrival, existing activities of the Optimum Group in Belgium can be expanded and the rapidly-growing shrink sleeves product group can be added to the range of products
  • The bundling of forces results in a strong and rapidly growing top-3 player in the Benelux market for self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging solutions with a scope of nearly €60 million in revenue, 260 employees, and an up-to-date machinery fleet which includes 19 UV flexo & offset rotation printing presses and 7 digital machines spread across 5 locations