Skip To Content Skip To Navigation

Cansel expands its wide format offering, and adds flexo packaging and commercial offset to its portfolio through acquiring Ernest Green & Son.

Toronto, ON, July 31, 2015 — Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced today that it has acquired Ernest Green & Son Ltd., the largest independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada.


Ernest Green & Son began as a small family-owned business over 60 years ago and quickly gained a reputation for providing the highest quality equipment, supplies and service – multiplying its branches to stretch from Québec to British Columbia. Today, Ernest Green & Son's product portfolio spans the spectrum of equipment, supplies and service for the flexographic packaging, commercial offset, digital and wide format inkjet printing markets.


"This acquisition marks our commitment of expanding in the print and graphics space," said Stephen Fletcher, Vice President, Cansel. "Ernest Green & Son has been a leading supplier to the commercial print marketplace in Canada and brings a depth of expertise, products and clients that we don't currently have in our organization; we are extremely excited to have them on board with Cansel."


"We are very pleased to join the Cansel team," notes Doug Green, President, Ernest Green & Son. "We see this as a great opportunity to broaden our footprint, and enhance the product offering and level of service that we are able to offer our loyal customer base."


About Cansel

Cansel helps organizations in the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, manufacturing, utilities, government and printing sectors measure, analyze, design, and build more efficiently and profitably. We have been providing tailored solutions to our clients for over 40 years.


About Ernest Green & Son

Ernest Green & Son is the largest independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada. Our years of experience combined with ongoing support from our vendor partners allows us to provide a wide range of expertise in the print market. Our colour management skills, our ability to resolve workflow bottlenecks, enables us to bring added value to our customers in running their wide format, flexo, offset and digital businesses.

Back to press releases