Pitman Company, a North American graphic arts supplier based in Totowa, NJ, USA, has announced the acquisition of Charrette LLC, a provider of digital and traditional imaging supplies, equipment and services to the graphics, corporate and technical design marketplaces, and a provider of wide-format inkjet equipment, supplies and services in the United States. Charrette becomes a division of the Pitman Company and will continue to operate under the Charrette name. Jack Ford, president and CEO of Charrette LLC, continues to head the new division.
Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Woburn, MA, USA, Charrette has 22 locations with 404 employees. It offers 40,000 inventoried items and full access to more than 100,000 products used in design and wide format imaging applications. The company’s expanding online catalog offers in excess of 10,000 searchable products.
“Pitman’s purchase of Charrette represents a major advance in our company’s strategy for expansion into new, fast growing industries,” says Joe Demharter, president of Pitman. “Charrette brings an extended industry perspective that can provide our customers with opportunities to explore channels for their business growth through an additional range of products and expertise.”