Spandex targets Iberian market growth with Portuguese acquisition

Customers to benefit from expanded product portfolio and support expertise

Spandex has expanded its presence in Iberia with the acquisition of a majority interest in 3ó-DPG, a prominent distributor of signage and graphic materials across Portugal.

The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions of established national and regional distributors, which has allowed Spandex to expand its geographical reach and capabilities while also deepening specialist expertise in areas such as rigid materials and architectural and decor products.

Established in 1993, 3ó-DPG provides service and applications knowledge to hundreds of Portuguese customers from its headquarters in Lisbon and operating warehouses in Lisbon and Porto, with its own distribution fleet in the capital.

The move gives Spandex a direct presence in the Portuguese market for the first time, with the aim of building on its success in Spain, where Spandex enjoys substantial market share, achieved thanks to a diverse product portfolio, fast delivery and excellence in service and after-sales support.

In addition to the products already distributed by 3ó-DPG in Portugal, which include brands such as Orafol, 3M and Berger Textiles, customers will gain access to a broader portfolio of signage and digital print products, while still enjoying same- or next-day delivery of roll and cut-to-size products.

Business operations will continue as usual under the 3ó-DPG brand, steered by the incumbent management team and led by General Manager José Mota.

Gabriel Mops, General Manager, Spandex Iberia: “Through this acquisition, Spandex establishes a strong position in Portugal and we consolidate our leadership in the Iberian market. There are clear synergies between the Portuguese and Spanish markets in terms of customer needs and business cultures, and we have ambitions to grow 3ó-DPG within the Spandex family, both by expanding the current team and by extending the range of products and services offered to Portuguese customers.”

General Manager of 3ó-DPG Jose dos Santos Mota adds: “We’re proud to join the Spandex family and confident that we will build on the reputation we have earned over nearly three decades. With the support of the global Spandex organisation we can proactively develop the business, helping customers rise to the many exciting new creative and commercial opportunities that exist for sign-makers and graphics producers in Portugal today.”

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