LSC Communications, the spin-off from RR Donnelley, has embarked on an acquisition campaign that appears to herald the fundamental transformation of LSC Communications less than a year after RR Donnelley split into three publicly traded companies. Arguably the more traditional of the three now separate companies, LSC Communications primarily prints magazines, catalogs, books, directories and retail inserts. Even its chosen name, LSC Communications ("LSC"), derives from The Lakeside Classics, the annual Christmas time publication and production of unique hardcover case-bound books. The first edition, published in 1903, was the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, followed in 1904 by a reprint of all the Presidential inaugural addresses from Washington to Lincoln, and in 1905 all those up to Teddy Roosevelt's. Published every year since, future topics focused on American history and first-person narratives. The books were never sold, only given to employees, customers and friends of the company. The highly collectible books were printed and bound, with simple cloth covers and gold leaf stamping, in the Lakeside Press building in Chicago, hence The Lakeside Classics. From this history-steeped tradition, LSC Communications was launched in 2016 and now begins anew to transform itself. Click Read More below for more of the story.
Print businesses including Banner Managed Communication, Capita Business Services and Critiqom (formerly Document Outsourcing) are among 37 suppliers to a mammoth new pan-government postal goods and services framework.
The framework, which is valued at between £400m and £11.5bn over the four years, is the result of a collaboration between Crown Commercial Services (CCS) and members of the Pro5 Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation and Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation.
It is split into seven lots, including: collection and delivery; on-site hybrid mail solutions; off-site hybrid mail solutions; international mail services; franking machines and mailroom equipment; on-site in-bound mail solutions and off-site in-bound mail solutions.
Suppliers appointed to both the on-site and off-site hybrid mail solutions lots include Banner Managed Communication (BMC), Canon (UK), Computershare Investor Services, Financial Data Management, Neopost, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh UK, Whistl UK (formerly TNT Post UK) and Xerox UK.
Catherine Burke, managing director of BMC, said: “Places on public sector frameworks are much sought after and the qualification and selection process is extremely rigorous.
“BMC’s appointment to these two lots is testament both to the quality of our hybrid mail solutions and to the diligence of our bid team. We welcome the direct access nature of the framework, which means that we have the opportunity to engage on a one-to-one basis with key public sector decision-makers, to demonstrate the benefits of BMC’s solutions.”
Other print suppliers appointed to the off-site hybrid mail solutions lot (but not the on-site) included Capita Business Services, CFH Docmail, Critiqom, Financial Data Management, GI Solutions Group and Synertec.
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