History

Eight decades ago a modest printing shop run by Jack Ince; today, a leading South African integrated communications agency.

At every stage of Ince’s 85-year evolution has been a single focus: our clients. In our constant drive to meet and exceed their needs and expectations, Ince has had to remain at the forefront of technological and business trends. From our pioneering venture into corporate printing in the early 1970s that has led us to a position of dominance in this market today, to our innovative outsourced solutions, Ince has proved its ability to adapt and evolve world-class offerings.

1920s
Jack Ince opens a modest printing shop, JG Ince & Son (Pty) Ltd, at 34 Von Brandis Street.
1938
Harry Atkinson buys the shop for £500, offering a full printing service.
1953
The operation expands, and moves to new premises in Booysens Reserve.
Early 1970s
Corporate printing facility opens.
1980s
Ince’s financial advertising offering is launched within a start-up division.
Early 1990s
A period of acquisition as Ince expands into Durban and Cape Town.
Our offering expands to include online solutions.
1993
The company changes its name to Ince (Pty) Ltd.
1997
Our Gauteng operation grows and moves to current premises in Park Central, Johannesburg.
1998
motiv, our investor and branding communications division, is launched.
2004
We establish a presence in Nigeria to serve the growing number of clients with multiple listings on African bourses.
2009
Ince rebrands itself as an integrated communications agency.
2012
Ince reorganises into Ince the Agency and Corporate Printing Solutions.
Ince rebrands itself as an integrated communications agency.
2014
Ince expands its offering to include a full spectrum of digital products, making us an Integrated Communications Agency across all platforms.