Thomson-Shore Announces Agreement with Clays Ltd

Both Companies to Expand Sales

Thomson-Shore, a book manufacturer specializing in short to medium run digital and offset book printing, binding and publishing services, recently announced a partnership agreement with UK-based Clays Ltd.  The global print initiative gives each printer access to each other’s market, creating value and market opportunity for customers of both Thomson-Shore and Clays.

Under the agreement, Thomson-Shore will print books for Clays’ customers seeking distribution in the U.S.  Clays, the UK’s leading print group, producing over 170 million books annually, will print Thomson-Shore customer books, for distribution anywhere outside of North America.  Both companies will also share marketing and sales resources, to promote this new initiative.

“Thomson-Shore customers have come to expect that we’ll deliver unparalleled quality, service and innovation,” said Kevin Spall, CEO, Thomson-Shore.  “Our agreement with Clays is a result of our recognition that this leading global brand shares our commitment to excellence.  We are thrilled with the opportunity to offer Thomson-Shore customers a way to produce quality books for distribution in the UK and other areas of Europe, ultimately helping them sell more, more efficiently.”

“Developing our ‘distribute and print’ model with Thomson-Shore enables us to add further value to the comprehensive service we offer our customers” said Tanya Dunbar, Sales Director, Clays.

About Thomson-Shore

Located in Dexter, MI, Thomson-Shore is a 100 percent employee-owned book manufacturer specializing in short to medium run digital and offset book printing and binding. Thomson-Shore is focused on providing the highest standard of quality book making, excellent customer service, and reliable schedules. Thomson-Shore is commonly known for its stance as one of the most eco-friendly book manufacturers and has always been on the leading edge of “green” book manufacturing. For more information visit their website at