Sales: $46.6 million ($35 million).
Major Products: Full line of packaging gravure and flexo including UV flexo, a full line of screen, UV screen and pad printing inks, UV dry offset, waterless UV offset and UV letterpress inks.
Key Personnel: Heinz Walter Menke, managing director; Jürgen Schmidkunz, COO screen, pad, offset printing; Dr. Andreas Gellrich, CTO; Volker Michel, director global business; Ronald Säckl, sales manager gravure, flexographic printing; Frank Schrätz, sales manager; Dr. Maurizio Ragnetti, R & D manager application technology; Dr. Anastase Anagonou, R&D.
Number of Employees: 185.
Comments: For more than 150 years, Ruco Druckfarben/A.M. Ramp & Co GmbH has beenmanufacturing a wide variety of inks, and offers a complete range of gravure, flexographic, screen, UV screen, pad printing, UV dry offset, waterless UV offset, pad printing and low migration UV screen and UV dry offset inks.
Nearly 60 percent of RUCO Druckfarben’s sales come from exports, and the company has representatives in more than 70 countries, and France, Hong Kong and the U.S., and two subsidiaries in China. LASA Druckservice GmbH, a Gütersloh, Germany-based subsidiary of RUCO, supplies nearly all RUCO screen and pad printing ink series in small quantities from 250 grams and up.
n a major move, RUCO Druckfarben launched RUCO USA, its newest subsidiary, in August 2009. Led by president Jeff Morris, RUCO USA is headquartered in Wood Dale, IL. The subsidiary has brought the entire RUCO UV ink line, including its ITX-FREE low migration solutions for UV dry offset, UV flexo, screen printing and letterpress, to the North American market. The Wood Dale facility features state-of-the-art ink mixing, product testing and quality verification equipment and processes.