Druckfarben Group and AtéCé Graphic Products, have formed the joint venture: Druckfarben BV. As a leading independent European ink manufacturer, the Netherlands-based company will export worldwide, supplying lithographic offset printing inks and varnishes to the commercial printing and packaging sectors.
Druckfarben BV will offer the complete range of process inks and OPVs. The operation will also offer the complete range of Pantone inks, which are vegetable based and laser safe. Pantone mixes will be produced on request.
Druckfarben BV’s exclusive distributor partners will service customers across the globe with an unrivalled range of top-quality inks and sealers from the Druckfarben Group.
“Druckfarben and AtéCé have benefited from their strong working relationship for many years, and this agreement is a natural extension of that relationship," says Grant Penfield, Druckfarben Group Managing Director.
"AtéCé has a proven track record in the print industry, and its sales and marketing expertise will ensure Druckfarben BV continues to innovate and grow, which will benefit existing customers and prospects.”
Bert Schelhaas, Managing Director, AtéCé Graphic Products, comments on the partnership: "The agreement will help AtéCé realise its goal of becoming a leading global provider of inks and varnishes. We will invest the necessary resources to develop Druckfarben BV into a core business. We look forward to building on our long association with the Druckfarben Group, and to creating an infrastructure that will enable us to better serve our customers’ needs."
Druckfarben Group which includes Shackell Edwards®, is a leading independent UK ink manufacturer that exports globally, supplying lithographic offset printing inks, varnishes, coatings, blankets and pressroom chemicals to the commercial printing and packaging sectors. A network of distribution partners services customers across the globe with an unrivalled range of excellent quality value products.
Shackell Edwards®, a famous ink maker since 1786, became part of the Druckfarben Company in 2009, bringing its market-leading Silkoseal® brand of oil-based sealers based on renewable raw materials. All other products in its extensive range are based on vegetable-based, low-voc / voc-free systems.
AtéCé Graphic Products Group is a leading producer and supplier of many FOGRA-approved products for graphic media, and employs 77 staff. The company has its own R&D department, where it develops innovative products and procedures, such as photo spectrum meters, slip angle meters and reduced-alcohol printing.
In addition to manufacturing its own products, AtéCé partners with a number of internationally-renowned manufacturers. As a result, the company can supply a comprehensive range of top-quality graphic products and respond quickly to the needs of local markets. AtéCé also provides consultancy on a range of areas, including advertising and promotional activities, marketing programs and database support.