The Pokémon Company is bringing its leading trading card maker in-house, announcing that it has “reached an agreement” to purchase Millennium Print Group for an undisclosed amount.
Millennium has worked with TPC as a manufacturing partner for the Pokemon TCG since 2015. This decision was made to further develop this partnership and enhance the wider capabilities of the printer.
Millennium will continue to operate independently, according to the official press release. But TPC will further develop the “capabilities, infrastructure and scale” of the printer through investments and other methods to make Millennium a leading trading card printer that can benefit the whole world. industry, not just in Pokemon GTC.
“The talented team at Millennium Print Group have been an important partner of The Pokémon Company International for many years, helping us bring the Pokemon Trading Card Game to our fans with the quality they expect,” said TPCI President Kenji Okubo. “By joining forces in more meaningful ways, our goal is to improve the way our organizations work together and continue to deliver the highest quality Pokemon TCG products in the market. Simultaneously, we aim to develop Millennium into an even better, bigger and state-of-the-art version of their already exceptional organization, benefiting not only Pokemonbut all their customers.
This agreement with Millennium will allow TPC to further increase the scale and capabilities of its main printing company TCG, which in turn will act as an investment in the company’s best-selling product.
Millennium will continue normal operations as a “separate, stand-alone organization”, with TPC providing additional investment and industry expertise. The North Carolina-based company will also be able to work with other clients. CEO Terry Pegram said this would be a benefit to Millennium’s team members and customers as it strives to become a “world’s leading trading card printer”.