The Pokémon Company has acquired Millennium Print Group, a company that prints cards for the hugely popular Pokémon Trading Card Game. Millennium Print Group has been working with The Pokémon Company since 2015.
“With this acquisition, The Pokémon Company International aims to expand the capabilities, infrastructure and scale of the Millennium Print Group to become a leading commercial card printer serving the broader industry,” The Pokémon Company said in a press release. Said. “The Millennium Print Group will continue to operate as a separate, autonomous organization, but will gain both investment and industry expertise from The Pokémon Company International.”
Pokémon cards were very popular during the pandemic, and The Pokémon Company went so far as to publicly commit to printing more cards in February 2021 to meet demand. (eBay has even added a feature to its app that lets people scan trading cards to make it easier for them to sell.) This acquisition shows that the Pokémon Company expects continued demand for Pokémon cards and other trading cards as well.
“We aim to make Millennium an even better, bigger, cutting-edge of their already exceptional organization, benefiting all of their customers, not just Pokémon,” said Kenji Okubo, president of Pokémon Company International.