28170 Tremblay les villages, France
Phone: +33 2 37 38 91 00
Fax: +33 2 37 38 91 21
Sales: $24 million (€19 million).
Major Products: Sheetfed offset, solvent-based flexo and gravure, water-based flexo, and UV flexo and offset inks.
Key Personnel: Sebastien Brancher, president and CEO; Stephane Atoumo, international development director; Emmanuel Jublot, sales director, France; Jean Marie Planchon, purchasing director; Patrick Pailla, industrial director; Magali Richard, technical director.
Number of Employees: 130.
To meet demand in Central Europe and Asia, Brancher formed its Brancher Central Europe subsidiary in Poland in 2000, and its Hong Kong subsidiary in 2005.
Brancher did face challenges in 2009 as a result of the recession, with sales decreasing 5 percent. With raw material prices rising, the company anticipates having to raise its prices in the coming year.
Brancher continues to successfully develop innovative ink systems, with Natura V, a low odor, low migration UV offset ink for food packaging, and Magic System, a conventional offset ink for in-line UV varnishing among the most promising products developed this year. The company has also hosted a series of technical seminars at its headquarters this year.