Top Companies Report

Brancher Company


Parc d’activite du Saule
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.

Comments: An independently-owned offset, flexo and UV ink specialist, Brancher Company is headquartered in Tremblay les villages, France. The company is particularly strong in its home market, with 50 percent of its sales originating from France, and has sales in 60 countries globally. 

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.