Litho Supplies Plc is the largest independent supplier of analogue and digital printing and graphics arts products in the United Kingdom (UK).
The company was founded in January 1967 by David Blackall and Barry Barrett as a division of their office equipment business. In 1980, the company was acquired by Dickinson Robinson Group (DRG) PLC, a multi-national paper company based in Bristol
and became DRG Litho Supplies, a division of DRG. DRG was taken over by Pembridge Investments in 1989 and the management team bought out the company with help from 3i
and the Bank of Scotland
in 1990. The company floated on the London Stock Exchange
in 1993; the epic code is LTS.
have made many acquisitions.... more information needed.
On February 7, 2005, Litho Supplies acquired Systems Builders and Internet (SBI). SBI supplies computer and electronic equipment.
On March 15, 2005, Litho Supplies acquired United Graphics Limited; a company that also supplies graphics arts materials and equipment.
| Year ended
|| Sales (£m)
|| Profit/(loss) before tax (£m)
|| Net profit/(loss) (£m)
|| Basic eps (p) |
| 31 December, 2005
|| 4.95 |
| 31 December, 2004
|| 1.83 |