UK – Following the PF Concept acquisition of SPS EU Ltd in December 2017, the two companies have become one operation under the name of PF Concept UK Ltd in early 2019. As part of the transition, PF Concept is making significant investments in the UK business to increase capacity. PF Concept and SPS will combine their extensive product portfolios and present customers with one collection, offering PF Concept alongside SPS products. In preparation for this, PF Concept has relocated its UK sales team and customer service functions to the SPS manufacturing site in Blackpool. The combined PF Concept UK team will be led by Phil Morgan, with Tracey Bowen leading the sales and marketing functions.
The business has plans to expand its operations to take on an additional 30,000 sq.ft. (approx. 2,700 m2) next to the current Blackpool manufacturing facility. This area will become a dedicated print unit, supporting the team in delivering extra printing capabilities and helping to reduce current lead times. PF Concept has also acquired the assets of Paper Innovation, a specialist in sticky-note products. Quarter one of 2019 will see the launch of a wide range of sticky-note products, all manufactured in Blackpool.