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Cinram UK signs new multi-year Manufacturing Agreement with Beckmann Group
TORONTO, January 25, 2012 – Cinram International Income Fund (“Cinram” or the “Fund”) (TSX: CRW.UN), is pleased to announce that they have signed a new multi-year manufacturing agreement with Beckmann Group, extending their long term partnership with the UK based content distributor.
Established in 1983, Beckmann is a multi rights distributor specializing in high quality programming. They represent independent producers by placing their programming with broadcasters, DVD and home video companies worldwide in more than 110 territories. Their catalogue includes popular titles such as ‘Christian, The Lion at World’s End’ containing the YouTube sensation ‘The Reunion’ and feature British cult television personality, Fred Dibnah.
Speaking about the renewal, Jo White, Group Managing Director of Beckmann said she was “delighted to be able to depend on Cinram’s great service levels for another term. They are always available and have been very helpful to us and deliver a great service”. Cinram’s manufacturing facility in Ipswich is the largest replication plant in the UK and recently benefited from further investment with the addition of new Blu-ray lines.
For over 40 years Cinram have been meeting the changing needs of many clients large and small in home entertainment, providing a full range of digital and optical media manufacturing solutions as well as end to end supply chain management as they support their clients to grow and develop.
Mark O’Connor, Cinram’s UK Managing Director commented, “We look forward to building on our relationship with Beckmann and continuing to develop and create new opportunities together.”
Cinram International Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fund, is one of the world’s largest providers of multimedia products and related logistics services. With facilities in North America and Europe, Cinram International Inc. manufactures and distributes pre-recorded DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, audio CDs, CD-ROMs and digital content for motion picture studios, music labels, publishers and computer software companies around the world. Cinram also provides distribution and logistics services to the telecommunications industry in North America through its wireless subsidiaries. The Cinram group of companies now also incorporates 1K Studios, a digital media firm based in Los Angeles specializing in building enhanced consumer experiences for movies, TV shows, music, books and games. The Fund’s units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CRW.UN. For more information, visit www.cinram.com.