Plymouth, Michigan. Flint Group confirms, the acquisition of American Inks and Coatings (AIC) based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas – as part of its long-range strategy to grow in key packaging segments around the world.
“We are very excited by the potential of this partnership,” says Antoine Fady, CEO, Flint Group. “The investment in AIC leaves Flint Group very well positioned to support the dynamic growth witnessed in the global packaging market and aligns us even closer to customers situated in the important North American packaging and converting market.”
Michael Mosley, President of American Inks and Coatings has this to say, “AIC is extremely happy to join together with Flint Group – we have built an organisation with relentless customer focus; the expansive infrastructure that Flint Group provides will strengthen that focus through extended people and innovation resources. Any transition will remain seamless with our focus firmly placed on providing improved products and services to our customers.”
“We are delighted to welcome the customers and staff of AIC to Flint Group,” says Doug Aldred, President Flint Group Packaging & Narrow Web Division. “In combining the strengths of AIC and Flint Group, we are able to provide the North American packaging market with greater product expertise and also deliver improved value and service platforms to our customers.”
Mr. Aldred continues, “The increased knowledge and expertise obtained as a result of this acquisition will only further enhance Flint Group’s global potential as we continue to support our packaging and converting customers in reaching their goals.”
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About Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications; Flint Group also designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing as well as platemaking equipment for the newspaper industry and computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market; With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2015 were € 2.2 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com.