Top Companies Report

19. Zeller+Gmelin GmbH


Schlossstrausse 20, 73054 Eislingen, 
Phone: +49 7161 802-0
Fax: +49 7161 802-355
Web:ZG Europe:

Sales: $95 million (Ink World estimate)

Major Products: UV web, sheetfed, narrow web label and waterless offset inks; UV flexo and letterpress narrow web inks; UV rotary screen inks; UV inks for pre-formed plastic containers; UV inks for primographic printing of narrow web in-line cartons and labels; metal decorating inks; EB and LED inks; and a range of security inks for document authentication.

Key Personnel: Andreas Mahlich, managing director, sales and marketing; Rolf Schneider, managing director operations; Walther Jerusalem, managing director finance; Dr. Uwe Dreyer, head of printing inks division, Germany; Marcus Ruckstaedter, sales director; Damon Geer, vice president sales, ZG USA; Dr. Christel Mueller and Dr. Heinz Schweiger, technical directors. 

Number of Employees: Approximately 375 in printing inks.

Comments: A UV ink and varnish specialist, Zeller+Gmelin GmbH (ZG) continues to expand in the UV market, developing new products, including low migration UV inks for food packaging. 
With headquarters in Eislingen, Germany, ZG has a global presence, with subsidiaries in Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Mexico, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK and U.S.

Food packaging is an important topic in the ink industry, and ZG is well prepared on this issue. The company’s R&D team has developed leading-edge low migration ink systems, most recently launching its Uvacurid T81 Ink Series, a low-migration ink series for tube printing. It offers excellent ink transfer, high color strength and gloss and good adhesion, and is suitable for over-varnishing.