The Lamson Paragon Group of Companies is comprised of Lamson Paragon, Gippsland Trade Printers, Paper Rolls Australia, Cheque-Mates, Fairplay Print and Integrated Office Solutions. With a long and very successful history in the print and communication industries, and with distribution capabilities Australia wide, the Group can accommodate and provide an extensive range of products and services for a wide variety of businesses and commercial operations. All companies in the Group maintain the same first-class level of customer service to ensure your specific needs are exceeded. We exist to build your Business.
The Lamson Paragon name has been operating in Australia since 1897. It was originally established to manufacture sales docket books that deployed the then new technology of carbon paper. Invented by the Canadian, Samuel Moore, of Moore Business Forms, the technology was licensed to the English company Lamson Paragon Pty Ltd to promote the product in Europe and the British Commonwealth. Factories were progressively opened in France, Italy, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as well as two in Great Britain.
The existing Lamson Paragon Pty Ltd was registered in 1983 out of respect, but only started trading in 1990. The company's founder worked for the original Lamson Paragon for 16 years and had formed good relationships with all sectors of the industry. Starting with one employee, one press and one collator, it gradually created a niche in the marketplace as a Trade Only supplier. Its greatest asset is the integrity that informs how it conducts its business, along with the guiding principle of always working pro-actively with channel partners to help their customers. The company quickly recognised and championed the truism: ‘If you don’t take care of your customers, someone else will’. It is for this reason that its core values of Trust, Integrity and Partnership are held in the highest esteem.
The growth of the company was fuelled by the needs of its customers, typified by the birth of Cheque-Mates: a Trade Only Mailing House. Within a few years, some customers were requesting a need for a reliable supplier of thermal paper rolls, which in turn led to the acquisition of Paper Rolls Australia. Each of these new operations benefited from the original principles of integrity, creditability, reliability and empathy ingrained in the reborn Lamson Paragon. To ensure its customers succeed, The Lamson Group has endeavoured over the years to follow the maxim of being ‘Your Partner, Not Your Competition’.
The Group has six operating entities, 170 team members and over 50 pieces of equipment.
We continually respond to our customers’ needs – hence over 50 pieces of equipment – and the market recognises and values our principle to value our customer relationships above all else.
After all this time our integrity remains our greatest asset. We work with people to help them achieve their goals. “Let us help you help your customer”