21. Ruco Druckfarben/A.M. Ramp & Co. GmbH
Lorsbacher Strasse 28
Sales: $47 million.
Major Products: Full line of screen and pad printing inks, UV dry offset inks, full line of packaging gravure and flexo inks including UV flexo.
Key Personnel: Heinz Walter Menke, managing director; Jürgen Schmidkunz, COO. Dr. Maurizio Ragnetti, head of laboratory. Gravure, flexographic printing, special gravure division: Ronald Säckl, sales manager; Screen printing, pad printing, offset printing division: Frank Schrätz, sales manager, Alfred Beckers, regional director, Asia Pacific.
Number of Employees: 185.
Comments: Founded in 1857, RUCO Druckfarben/A.M. Ramp & Co. GmbH is a market leader in screen, pad, UV dry offset, flexo and gravure printing inks. Exports are a particular strength, with more than 55 percent of its sales exported to more than 70 countries.
As specialized system providers, RUCO’s product range comprises a wide variety of impressive application options to suit every situation. Everyday items such as flexible packaging of all kinds, plastic foils and container, glass, labels, cosmetics, toys, CDs, cigarettes and many other products are decorated with the company’s inks using many different printing processes.
In close corporation with its customers, RUCO develops solutions that satisfy the highest demands on such aspects as resistance, bonding and color fastness, while also giving high respect to economic aspects.
First-class service, innovative development work and a distinctly high global quality standard have allowed RUCO to become a recognized partner of the international printing industry. Equipped with versatile technology and the necessary know-how, today the company develops the printing inks of tomorrow in cooperation with our customers.
RUCO Druckfarben combines all of the positive properties of a medium-sized business: flexibility, team spirit and customer proximity. Printing plants, the plastics processing industry and branded article manufacturers all over the world rely on the quality of its printing inks. On top of this, as a system provider, RUCO convinces its customers with individual solutions specific to each sector.