The acquisition of Day International by Flint Group was completed on May 31, 2007. Day International, a world leader in manufacturing and distributing printing blankets, sleeves, pressroom chemicals and printing supplies, will operate as a business unit of Flint Group, the world's largest privately-owned supplier to the printing, converting and colorant industries. Dennis Wolters, CEO of Day International, will remain in that role within the new organization.
The Day product portfolio is a strong complement to the existing Flint Group product line, and substantially increases Flint Group's global
position in the non-ink pressroom consumables market. In the combined organization, nearly 8,300 employees will serve customers from 170 sales, service and manufacturing locations on five continents. Revenues for 2007 are estimated to be €2.55 billion (US $3.32 billion).