Ball & Doggett will acquire leading sign, display, and digital supplier Conect Enterprises with a completion date set for September 1, 2022. As Australia’s largest distributor of printable materials and consumables, this acquisition further solidifies Ball & Doggett’s already strong position as a leading supplier to the signage market.
Conect Enterprises, which has offices and distribution sites in both NSW and Victoria, was established in 1985 and is privately owned by Tony and Pam Coniglio, who will stay with the business for a short transition period.
“We are looking forward to, over time, integrating the Conect team with Ball & Doggett. We will continue to invest in the signage market to ensure we provide greater customer value,” says Rob Brussolo, General Manager – Sign, Display & Digital for Ball & Doggett.
Ball & Doggett has a history of acquiring organisations to further strengthen and diversify their offering to the market. Prior to the B & D merger, BJ Ball acquired several companies including Access Paper, Longbottom Paper and Servicom, and more recently under Ball & Doggett, took over packaging distributor Paperquest.
“This is an exciting next step in our diversification strategy and we welcome the Conect Team into the Ball & Doggett (JP) family, further strengthening our offer to the signage market,” says Luke Wilkinson CEO of Ball & Doggett.
Conect will continue to trade independently for the time being to ensure a smooth transition for staff, customers and suppliers. Tony Coniglio, owner of Conect, says: ‘’This acquisition is good for our customers, suppliers and staff. Ball & Doggett have the resources and infrastructure to take the business forward. It is about leveraging our combined strengths to provide greater value and options to support our customers.”
Tony Coniglio, Managing Director of Conect, and Luke Wilkinson, CEO of Ball & Doggett