– In April, the Nuremberg printer Hofmann filed for bankruptcy. From 1 July, a group of companies from Erfurt will take over the company. What are the prospects for the employees?
Media logistics officer Zeitfracht GmbH takes over the Nuremberg Hofmann printing house, which has fallen into insolvency. In this way, Zeitfracht is expanding its portfolio of services in the field of digital printing and strengthening its brand, according to a press release. The acquisition has yet to be approved by the creditors’ committee and antitrust authorities.
Hofmann, which owns the three companies Hofmann Druck Nürnberg GmbH & Co. KG, Hofmann Medien Nürnberg GmbH and hofmann infocom GmbH with a total of almost 140 employees, announced at the end of April that it was insolvent. The Nuremberg-based company specializes in UV LED printing and web offset printing and achieved sales of around € 21.5 million last year.
Commercial operations will now continue unchanged at the headquarters under the Zeitfracht Medien brand, reports Zeitfracht. So the jobs will remain. Zeitfracht GmbH, which took over the fashion chain Fürth Adler in 2021, plans to work closely with the eCommerce and marketing agency “coconad”, which also belongs to the Zeitfracht group.
“Like Zeitfracht, Druckerei Hofmann is a family business with a long history. We see the acquisition as an opportunity for us to actively contribute to shaping the future at the interface between digital media and print. It is one of the cornerstones of our new Zeitfracht Medien brand, “says Jan Sinram, CEO of the Zeitfracht Group. In the future, for example, advertising will be printed for Adler fashion stores or” McTrak “outdoor stores in Nuremberg.
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