JPG will combine the complementary strengths of each company and offer new and existing clients expert skills and experience in packaging design and production, photography, artwork production, prepress and project management. The newly formed company has 346 professionals operating in 19 locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
"Both companies achieved success by understanding the importance of focusing fully on the client’s needs and by taking a proactive and consultative approach to create opportunities for our clients and ourselves,” said Nancy Schachtner, Managing Director, JPG North America. "As JPG, we will continue to maintain the close involvement of senior management to ensure these principles are upheld throughout the entire business in order to offer our customers the highest levels of client service and professional standards available for their brand packaging needs.”
YFYJupiter (www.yfyjupiter.com), established in 1997 and with offices in the US, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China and operates a network of packaging design and photography facilities throughout the U.S. and China. Its client roster includes major US-based retailers and Fortune 500 brand owners. Prestige Group (www.prestigegroup.info), with offices in the UK, Hong Kong, and Melbourne, Australia, was established in 2003 after a management buyout of Prestige Graphics, a company originally formed in 1977. Prestige Group has built its reputation providing proactive and effective graphics and technology solutions for many of Europe’s top retailers.
“The formation of JPG represents a logical step forward for Prestige Group, in line with our longer term business growth strategy," said Mark White, Managing Director of JPG Europe. "I have been aware of YFYJupiter's strengths as a business for several years and our merger brings together two companies with an aligned vision for the future. The merger further strengthens our position as a leading global provider of packaging graphics services, focused on providing our clients with best-in-class products and services in locations fully aligned to their own sourcing and manufacturing regions. JPG also presents us with exciting opportunities to develop our specialist offerings for clients in North America. ”