UK: Ordnance Survey (OS) and Dennis Maps have signed an agreement for Britain’s mapping agency to acquire a 25% shareholding in the printing business. The agreement will see OS take a 25% shareholding in one of the country’s most significant large-format litho printers. Main objective of the partnership for OS is to ensure the secure supply of OS paper maps. Both companies will explore technological advances within the printing and mapping industries. “The last two years have been important for paper maps; in 2014 we saw the first increase in sales for over a decade and earlier this year our complete range of paper maps were modernized with a new look and feel to support the exciting mobile download feature. The future for paper maps looks very healthy and we are confident that the new partnership can build on this,” Nick Giles, Managing Director, Ordnance Survey Leisure.
Source: Ordnance Survey