Quebec companies merge as Paragraph acquires Kayjon

Martin Lépine (left), President of Paragraph, and Derek James, President of Kayjon.
Martin Lépine (left), President of Paragraph, and Derek James, President of Kayjon.

Print and digital communications company Paragraph Inc. has acquired Kayjon, a leading Quebec commercial printer. Both companies are located in Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec. They’re merging “to occupy a leadership position to better serve their respective customer bases.” Kayjon’s equipment will be relocated to Paragraph’s ultra-modern facility where more than 175 professionals will share space. The new company intends to realize annual sales of about $26 million. For more than 25 years, Paragraph has been developing innovative, customized and fully integrated printing, document management and digital media solutions for its customers. Its knowledge and expertise in these fields have made it one of the best-known companies in the industry. Paragraph added that it’s leveraging its know-how and vision to position itself as a leader in the industry, which is undergoing a “profound” transition.

paragraphkayjon1-in“Through acquisitions and R&D, we’re redefining the possibilities in the world of graphic communications and marketing services,” said Martin Lépine, President of Paragraph. “By maintaining our commitment to understanding the needs of the market, developing agile solutions and continually delivering superior-quality products and services, we can exceed our customers’ expectations. The status quo is no longer an option in our industry, and we’re embarking on this new shift by combining state-of-the-art printing technology with the power of new media to better ensure our growth. Most importantly, this will help our customers optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of their communications tools, both print and digital.”

Kayjon is one of the top commercial printing companies in Québec, offering high-quality commercial printing  sheetfed printing since 1979. The company is constantly exploring and investing in new technologies, and currently delivers a comprehensive range of printing services – from pre-press, to offset and digital, to finishing. “It was a given that our two companies, with their firm focus on quality and customer service, would eventually join forces to offer an array of diversified products,” said Derek James, President of Kayjon. “With our employees’ areas of expertise now complementing each other, we’ll continue building robust, long-term business relations together, as we have done from day one. Together, we can now offer all our customers turnkey services – including graphic design, integrated marketing and communications, high-end printing (conventional, digital and large-format), POS advertising, distribution, and promotional products.”


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.