Top Companies Report

22. Chimigraf Ibérica, S.L.Polígono Ind.


C. Compositor Carcassí, 
6-8. 08191 Rubi, Barcelona,
Phone: +34 93 586 2334
Fax: +34 93 699 2152

Sales: $45 million (€35 million).

Major Products: Water- and solvent-based flexo inks; solvent-based gravure inks; UV, eco solvent and solvent inkjet inks; UV varnishes.

Key Personnel: Ugo la Valle, president; Armand Marcé, general manager; Rafael Doblas, export director; Antonio Lopez, sales and inkjet director; Emilio Fernandez, flexo and gravure technical director. 

Number of Employees: 147.

Comments: Chimigraf Ibérica, S.L. had an excellent year in 2012, with sales growing 6%. The company, based in Barcelona, Spain, with branches in France and Portugal and sales offices in Shanghai, Mexico and the U.S,, Chimigraf Ibérica, S.L., is a specialist in water-, solvent- and UV-based inks for flexo, gravure and inkjet.

Chimigraf Ibérica’s expansion into the inkjet market has been an important aspect of its growth. The company is an ink partner of the most important printhead manufacturers such as Dimatix (Spectra printheads), Seiko, Xaar and Konica Minolta, and supplies UV, solvent, mild and true eco solvent digital inks to most flatbed, superwide and wide format presses.

“From our point of view, the most important change in the printing market is the development of the digital sector, and we are reared with our own technology with solvent and UV inks and developing water-based inkjet technology,” said Armand Marcé, Chimigraf Iberica’s general manager.

With an eye on its growing global efforts, Chimigraf Iberica is expanding into high-growth areas.

“Our strategic plan is based on international expansion, and we are planning to introduce teams Italy, Brazil and India,” said Clêo Vargas, Chimigraf Iberica’s export manager.

Chimigraf Iberica recently renewed its ISO 9001 certification, and also has received ISO 14001 certification.

R&D is a major emphasis for Chimigraf Iberica, and the company recently introduced its Power SP UV ink series designed for single pass machines. It offers high color density, wide color gamut and high flexibility for use on flexible substrates.