Chartpak, Inc. Acquires Paper Converting Operation
Effective September 14, 2017, Chartpak, Inc. has signed a definitive Asset Purchase
Agreement for the selected assets of The W. G. Fry Corporation, a private label
manufacturer of specialty notebooks, sketchbooks, and boutique papers. The assets
include, but are not limited to, inventory, machinery and equipment, intellectual property
and its customer base.
"We are pleased that W. G. Fry is now a part of the Chartpak family of brands and
manufacturing capabilities," says its President, Steven W. Roth. "This strategic
acquisition is a natural expansion of our existing paper converting operation. W. G.
Fry's core competency and expertise increases Chartpak's capabilities and capacities in
order to serve the art material, office products, and stationery market channels. We
welcome Saul Kuhr to our family and look forward to working with him as we develop
new and creative products for the market place."
"The combination of Chartpak and W. G. Fry is a very exciting time for my company,"
says Saul Kuhr, President of W. G. Fry. "Chartpak is a wonderful creative products
company with legacy brands and unique manufacturing capabilities. The synergies
between Chartpak's paper converting and label operation coupled with W. G. Fry's
innovative manufacturing, binding and other services positions Chartpak to develop and
market distinctive competitive products."
Chartpak, Inc., located in Leeds, Massachusetts, manufactures products for the fine art
materials, office products, craft & hobby, and luxury writing instrument market
channels. Chartpak sells and distributes the following legacy brands: Grumbacher®,
Koh-I-Noor®, Higgins®, Clearprint®, AD Marker®, CraftHouse®, Frances Meyer®,
Chartpak®, Maco® Molotow®, Schmincke®, and Pelikan®.
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