27 February 2014
Cober Evolving Solutions acquires Kempenfelt
KITCHENER, ON—Cober Evolving Solutions has purchased the Kempenfelt Group and Kempenfelt Wideformat in Barrie, adding the group's wide-format and interactive services to its arsenal.

The move marks yet another Greater Toronto Area region expansion for Cober, which purchased Waterloo-based CuteGecko design and marketing agency in January.

"We are thrilled to welcome the skills and services of the Kempenfelt Group to our team," said president Peter Cober in a company release. "They have very similar team cultures and pride when it comes to innovation, just like us."

Kempenfelt launched in 1972 and offered creative, print, direct mail, web-to-print and interactive marketing services. "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," said Kempenfelt president Chris Peacock.

"With Cober's incredible resources at hand, this new venture gives our clients the ability to be able to do so much more." According to the release, the two teams will work together to build on each other's offerings.

Cober Evolving Solutions was founded 1916 and is regarded for its embrace and development of new technology. It offers conventional print, web-based marketing, bindery, mailing, warehousing management, fulfillment, distribution and online services.
Comments:
4. Insider says:
25 February 2015 at 10:16 AM
Starting to see the repercussions of the purchase as some have been let go.
3. Insider says:
6 March 2014 at 3:41 PM
Rmm- I can think of a few....starting at the top!
2. Rmm says:
3 March 2014 at 1:07 PM
in the 90's Kempenfelt bought a company in Kitchener and closed it down putting dozens of people out of work. I wonder if the purchase by Cober will affect any jobs for the Kempenfelt people? Wait and see!
1. Insider says:
28 February 2014 at 1:37 PM
Cober is a fine company and will need to cut some dead weight at Kempenfelt. Industry people knew Kempenfelt was spinning its wheels and needed to do something to remain viable.
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