Reach Group acquires Delpac Ltd.


Reach Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mediahuis Ireland (formerly Independent News & Media), has today announced the acquisition of Delpac Ltd, a leading supplier of bespoke packaging products to fashion and grocery retail chains and the food and hospitality sectors, specialising in custom branded bags, gift wrapping and the manufacture of customised disposable coffee cups. The deal includes Delpac’s gifting business, Floraville-Seasons, one of Ireland’s foremost wholesalers of Christmas decorations, gifting, home and garden products to a range of clients including gift shops, garden centres, home interior stores and hamper companies.

Reach says the acquisition is a logical extension of its existing business, given the similar fields in which the two firms operate. The Delpac and Floraville product ranges will, it says, enhance the range of products it can offer to its existing customers, while also capitalising on other potential synergies between the organisations. The enlarged business will operate under the trading name ‘Reach-Delpac’.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ian Keogh, CEO of Reach Group said….”This acquisition is a very exciting development for Reach as it enables us to offer a broader range of bespoke products to our customers. Delpac has an excellent track record in the design, manufacture and delivery of custom-branded products and by combining that with Reach’s extensive logistics infrastructure and customer base, we’re very confident we can build on the success Delpac has achieved to date.”

Charlie Curran, MD of Delpac commented, “We’re delighted to have joined forces with Reach as it gives us access to their wide customer base and extensive distribution network which will add great value to the Delpac-Floraville business. I look forward to working closely with the team at Reach to identify and exploit the many opportunities which exist to grow the Reach-Delpac business in the future.”

Reach Group is a logistics and supply chain specialist, operating in a variety of sectors across multiple channels including grocery retail, hotels, cafés, delicatessens, schools, hospitals, medical centres, pharmacies, libraries and more. The company comprises a number of business units, including Reach Retail Services, a supplier of catering disposables, food-to-go packaging, hygiene products and PPE; Reach Stationery, a leading stationery wholesale operation with an extensive range of market-leading brands including Supreme Stationery, one of Ireland’s most popular stationery brands; Reach Merchandising, a provider of bespoke in-store merchandising solutions with a strong focus on FMCG; Newspread, Ireland’s leading wholesaler of newspapers and magazines, including titles such as the Irish Independent, Irish Times, Sunday Independent, Sunday World, Farmers Journal, RTE Guide and many more.

Delpac was established in 1986 and is one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of branded bags to fashion and grocery retail chains, while also manufacturing custom-branded disposable coffee cups for hundreds of coffee shops around the country from its manufacturing facility in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. Floraville was established in 1956 and has grown to become one of Irelands leading suppliers of Christmas, home, and garden products to trade customers including gift shops, garden centres, home interior stores and hamper companies.