Quad/Graphics Acquires Openfirst

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Printer Quad/Graphics has bought a majority interest in Openfirst, a direct mail communications provider.

Openfirst, Milwaukee, WI, offers a range of services including targeted direct mail, localized marketing programs and statement and bill processing in the automotive, financial, retail and insurance industries.

The 10-year-old Openfirst  is projecting more than $40 million in sales in 2006.

Openfirst's capabilities complement Sussex, WI-based Quad/Graphics' direct mail services. It will help Quad/Graphics  to offer a broader array of services.

As per the deal, Openfirst will operate as a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, maintaining its name and facilities as well as management team under president/CEO Robert Kraft. Openfirst has nearly 400 employees who work from production facilities in Milwaukee and Fredericksburg, VA.

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