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YORK Label and Pago Form Global Partnership

YORK Label and the Europe based Pago Group have entered into a definitive agreement to form a global partnership focusing on international customer expansion and support, innovation and technology exchange and operational and efficiency benchmarking.

This partnership brings two major suppliers of package decoration products (like labels, sleeves, and leaflet labels) together, creating one of the largest global footprints in the industry. YORK Label's and Pago's joint global network offers multi-national companies the ability to achieve worldwide brand consistency and quality via standardized artwork, graphic and printing platforms.

The companies collectively have over 20 facilities, 140 printing presses, 1,900 associates and combined serve the household and personal care, food & beverage, wine & spirits, and healthcare markets.

The partnership agreement is providing a strong basis for an intensive operational cooperation of YORK Label and Pago on an international scale. The companies remain independent with regards to ownership structure and local business activity.

"We are excited to partner with Pago and leverage each others' manufacturing capabilities, innovation pipeline, customer base, operational footprint, and supply chain efficiencies, which provides our customers a true compelling global supply solution," says Dave Klotter, YORK Label Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

"We are very happy to close this partnership with YORK Label, a company with similar targets and strategies as we're following," says Dirk Lautenschlager, Director of the Pago Business Unit Product Decoration International. "The central point is to create an extended service structure for our mutual multi-national customers. By doing so, technology exchange and joint developments will drive both of us further for the benefit of our customers."

About PAGO

The Pago Group is a world leading full-range supplier of labels and labeling technology and handles all aspects of labeling: self-adhesive labels, Pagomedia leaflet labels, sleeves as well as labeling machinery, marking and tracking solutions and labeling software. The activity area comprises all branches with the main focus on hair and body care, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, the food and beverages industries and logistics. With headquarters in Switzerland, the Pago Group employs over 1,100 persons and operates production plants, branch establishments and participations in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, England, Romania, Italy and Thailand. There are also close cooperation partnerships in other European countries and in Asia, Russia, North and South America.