Speaking of one of the most competitive industries in Uganda, Printing has got to be one of those. An industry that requires top notch technology, innovation, speed, quality, great prices, diversity, flexibility and extensive marketing. Printing in Uganda is diverse but so are the several companies that have ventured into the business. Several entrepreneurs and startups have ventured into the printing business well simply because of the future that seems bright in the industry. This industry is driven by the evolving technology, the ever changing trends, the quality of the print, advertising and marketing, to mention but a few. Today we shall look at the top five printing companies. One can only wonder what it takes to be on this list. Let’s get to it.
- VISION PRINTING
Located on First Street, Industrial Area, Vision Printing has been in commercial printing business for over 30 years and offers a wide range of printing services. Vision Printing is Vision Group’s commercial printing division. It has also dominated the industry in Uganda for the longest period. Vision Group dominates the newspaper market with publications like The New Vision, Bukedde, Etop, The Kampala Sun, Rupiny and many more. The printing division also publishes magazines like Bride and Groom, Flair and Toto. It is only fair to say that Vision Printing easily tops this list.
- INLINE PRINT SERVICES
Third on our list is Inline Print Services Ltd. With the ever changing technology, Inline Print Services has managed to maneuver the different tides in business by employing the best machinery and tech that you could ever imagine. Inline Print Services has grown tremendously over the past decade and has achieved their mark in the business. The company has grown from UGX 200,000,000 in 2008 to UGX 5,800,000,000 in 2015. Furthermore, the company is now worth a whooping UGX 22,000,000,000. Inline continues to grow and surely the future is bright!
- GRAPHIC SYSTEMS (U) LTD
Ranking second on our list is Graphic Systems. Graphic Systems Uganda Ltd is one of the leading industrial and commercial printing and packaging company employing over 200 permanent employess and 150 part time employees. Having over 30 years’ experience, the company first established operations in DR Congo in 1985 and has since been a market leader in four countries. Graphics Systems Uganda was established in 1997 by Mr. Safir Hajee (The Late) along with his business partner. The technology employed by Graphic Systems facilitates high quality products at very competitive rates. Speaking of achievements, Graphic Systems has scooped Uganda Investment Authority Awards for Investor of the year for 2016, 2014, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2000 and 1998. They also scooped President Exporter of the Year Award in 2016 and 2009 and to top it all off a Certificate of Appreciation from H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The Company has done works for the likes of Nile Breweries Ltd, Uganda Breweries, Nice House of Plastics, Rwenzori Bottling Company, Airtel Uganda, MTN Uganda and so many more. It is safe to say that Graphic Systems has earned their place in the industry and continue to grow! All the best Graphics Systems Uganda.
- WAVE MEDIA GRAPHICS
Established in 2006, Wave Media Graphics has taken the industry by storm. Wave Media has grown from a brief case company with just a laptop to its name to a grand player in the industry. Wave Media currently employs over 50 staff across their entire printing scheme. The company has emerged as a top player by offering excellent services to its customers and giving quality print services over the 13 years of operation. The company’s operations are overseen by Mr. Jamir Husna Ssemanda, the Managing Director, who has overseen the company since its inception. What makes Wave Media Graphics a contender is the ability for the company to meet all its customer needs making it a one stop printing centre. The company Offers services right from Concept Development, Branding, Graphics Design, Offset Printing, Digital Printing, UV Vanish, Foil Stamping, all the way to Delivery. We are proud to say that Wave Media is one to watch!
- MPK GRAPHICS LIMITED
With state of the art machinery, MPK Graphics had to make this list. Since its inception in 2001, MPK Graphics has strived towards customer satisfaction through offering quality print services, excellent customer care and professionalism in its entirety. Spearheaded by its Managing Director Mr. Peter Mwebembezi, MPK has weathered the storms in the industry to be able to reach its potential through dedication and hardwork.