Labelmakers To Acquire Le Mac Australia Media Release

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The synergies created through this transaction will generate enormous value for our customer base, combining Labelmakers’ extensive range of printed label and packaging solutions with Le Mac’s capabilities across Linerless Labels, shrink sleeves and tamper evident labels & packaging.

9th Aug 2019: Labelmakers is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire Le Mac Australia, with the transaction expected to be completed September 2019.


Le Mac was the first company in Australia to introduce the complete Linerless Labelling System, which effectively eliminates the requirement for a release liner and associated waste. The label application system itself also delivers greater line efficiencies to sectors where faster labelling speeds are required, such as the pre-packaged meat sector. With environmental packaging and operational efficiencies a key focus for brand owners and companies across the value-chain, we see significant growth potential for this innovative labelling solution, and we are excited to welcome these capabilities into the Labelmakers’ offering.


Labelmakers is committed to improving environmental outcomes within the sector with our team working on a number of initiatives including waste minimisation and closed-loop recycling, to deliver on these commitments. Extending our offering to include Linerless Label technology is part of this strategy.


This acquisition will cement Labelmakers as Australasia’s pre-eminent partner for printing and packaging solutions.



Labelmakers’ CEO Paul O’Sullivan commented that “Le Mac is undeniably the market leader for Linerless Labels in Australia, which is generating significant interest from customers across the labelling arena. Furthermore, their shrink sleeve capability further complements our own leadership position in shrink sleeve labelling. The bringing together of the two businesses makes complete sense in terms of Labelmakers supporting customers in these two growth areas”.


Mike Cowan, Le Mac Australia CEO went on to say that “Le Mac has built its reputation as a market pioneer introducing the first shrink sleeves into Australia and New Zealand in 1983 and linerless self-adhesive labels in 2005. The merger will combine this innovative culture with Labelmakers’ strength in manufacturing , creating a Group with considerable depth with a wide range of packaging solutions”.


"The transaction reaffirms the family’s commitment to the label and packaging industry and we’re very excited to be working with the Le Mac team."
Owner, Kevin Bamford

Labelmakers will have more to share over coming weeks.

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