Antalis announced on 4 November 2022 that it would be strengthening its product offering for its customers following its acquisition of a large portfolio of world-renowned brands from its former supplier Arjowiggins Scotland Limited.
We are progressing well and are pleased to provide you with an update on the relaunch and revamping of these brands scheduled in Q1 2023. Our first priority continues to be our commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality products. To do so, we carried out extensive analyses, product testing, benchmarking and onsite mill visits of numerous European Fine Papers manufacturers with the support of industrial experts, including former Arjowiggins specialists. We are now reaching the end of this phase and running preproduction trials.
The new Olin Design range will be announced shortly with first deliveries beginning in early February 2023. Olin Design will continue to offer a wide range of finishes and shades, suitable for both Offset and Digital printing. It will extend its reach to a coloured items offering with the integration of the Pop’Set assortment, and will continue to include a large range of assorted envelopes. In addition, we have run many printing tests and are extremely confident that Olin will deliver the exceptional printing quality consistent with the brand’s reputation.
Regarding the other major brands relaunch – Conqueror, Keaykolour, Curious, Rives, Opale – we are also progressing very well and will announce our full new range of Creative Papers by the end of January for deliveries in February/March 2023. Through an extensive matching process of tint, grain and surface characteristics, we can continue to offer the vast majority of the existing assortment, while adding some new innovative items.
The high service level expected from Antalis continues to be our priority and we are making sure that our stock and indent offer will be comprehensive in all European countries thanks to our selected partnerships with key leading European Fine Papers manufacturers. In countries where Antalis or other KPP Group distribution companies are not directly present, our plans remain to continue to make these brands available through a network of distribution partners.
During this transitional phase until Q1 2023, we have acquired the remaining finished products from Arjowiggins Scotland Limited to fulfil customer orders during this peak holiday season.