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Cober acquires Kempenfelt

Cober acquires Kempenfelt
March 4, 2014 Cober

Press Release

For Immediate Release:

Cober Evolving Solutions Acquires Kempenfelt Group Inc. and Kempenfelt Wideformat.

Kitchener, ON, February 26, 2014 — Cober Evolving Solutions, the premier solution provider for integrated print and digital services in Waterloo Region, is pleased to announce it’s further growth as a company by an expansion into Barrie, Ontario, through the acquisition of Print, wide format, and Interactive service provider Kempenfelt Group and Kempenfelt Wideformat.

For the past 40 years, Kempenfelt Group. has made an impressive name for itself in the print industry throughout Barrie and the GTA. Post acquisition, the Kempenfelt team will work with Cober to build on an already successful presence, as well as offer the skills and services already in operation through the Cober Evolving Solutions brand, to their new and existing clients.

“We are thrilled to welcome the skills and services of the Kempenfelt Group to our team” said Peter Cober, President of Cober Evolving Solutions. “They have very similar team cultures and pride when it comes to innovation, just like us. Over the past 40 years the Kempenfelt team has built a great company and a great reputation and we are very proud to have them join the Cober team. – a wonderful addition to the expanded geography of services which we are now able to offer.”

Chris Peacock, President of Kempenfelt Group adds, “We truly are excited for this new phase, and what it means for the clients, partners and friends that have worked and supported the Kempenfelt group for the past 40 years. Cober has taken the lead on becoming an innovative, all encompassing communications provider in Canada. With Cober’s incredible resources at hand, this new venture gives our clients the ability to be able to do so much more.”

Cober Evolving Solutions has long been known as a leader within the print industry. Along with these print innovations, Cober has been exploring and developing new technologies, which enable some of Canada’s leading companies to better connect with their clients. Cober does this very uniquely by using cutting-edge services that reach far beyond the medium of traditional print. Though servicing clients around the globe, Cober proudly operates from an 86,000 square foot facility in Kitchener, employs over 120 people and has a history of innovation stretching almost 100 years. This announcement is hot on the heels of other recent acquisition of Waterloo Region Design & Marketing Agency CuteGecko Inc. Showing the development of an impressive growth strategy, with expertise in social media management, integration of social media into conventional print and communicating in a mobile environment.

About Kempenfelt Group As a leading communications provider for over 40 years, Kempenfelt Group has a long successful history in the Barrie, Ontario Region, of being a single source provider for printed marketing materials, packaging, creative, and interactive marketing solutions that have captured the attention of their audience and connected businesses to their customers. They proudly strive to meet the evolving needs of their customers through impactful and targeted communications.

About Cober Evolving Solutions Since 1916, Cober Evolving Solutions has grown to become one of the most highly regarded and versatile suppliers of print and web-based marketing in our area. With in-house design capability, a print facility incorporating eight litho presses, five digital presses, wide format equipment, a complete in-house bindery, die cutting & creasing, mailing facility, warehousing management, fulfillment, and distribution and a long list of online solutions, Cober offers expanded services far beyond conventional print. Cober strives to stay ahead of the crowd through their approach to conducting business, commitment to new technologies, inspirational ideas for marketing and print solutions, and the acknowledgement of environment responsibilities. As a customer focused business – Cober hears clients’ needs and does everything possible to facilitate complete services tailored to individual requirements.

Media Contact: Karl Allen-Muncey
Director of Marketing & Digital Integrated Products
Ph: 519.745.7136
Toll free: 1.800.263.7136
Direct line: +1 226.338.3377
Fx: 519.745.5710
1351 Strasburg Road
Kitchener ON N2R 1H2


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