Ovato NZ Limited is part of the Ovato Group which is a publicly listed company based in Australia. Ovato was formerly known as PMP Limited and was was established in 1991 when News Limited (now News Corp) divested a number of its operations and as a result PMP NZ Limited was established as a print focused subsidiary in the New Zealand print market.
Over the years, Ovato New Zealand has acquired a number of printing companies including Adams Print, Bascands, First in Print and Times Colour, and has also expanded its business to now include letterbox deliveries, magazine distribution and digital printing.
News Ltd. spins off magazine divisions Southdown Press, UK publisher Attic Futura, Griffin Press and other printing operations including Progress Press, Wilke Color and Wilke Directories into a new company, Pacific Magazines and Printing (known as PMP). The spin-off also included the largest door-to-door distribution business. 55% of the company is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. PMP NZ Limited is established.1991
PMP NZ establish a New Zealand based distribution operation with the acquisition of Circular Distributors Marketing Communications, a company with over 35 years history in the New Zealand market at that time.1999
PMP Communications changes its name to PMP Limited, consolidating all heatset print businesses under PMP Print, and the letterbox distribution business under PMP Distribution.
PMP NZ acquires Gordon & Gotch's New Zealand operations.2004
PMP NZ acquires Maxum Corporation (est 1991) expanding its market offering to include Digital Printing, Sheetfed and typesetting and design services.2007
Australian based IPMG merges with PMP2017
PMP completes installation and commissioning of a Goss Sunday 48 page heatset web offset A4 press. At production speeds of up to 90,000 copies per hour, it complements the other four headset presses within PMP NZ.2018
With the IPMG / PMP expansion and merger complete, PMP rebrands as Ovato.2019