Planned addition will also add screenprinting and pad printing capabilities, as well as expand into new markets.
David Savastano, Editor01.23.20
The ink industry has been relatively quiet in terms of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. The few that have occurred have been focused on packaging ink manufacturers, with an eye on increasing their presence in geographic regions (multiple companies acquiring packaging ink manufacturers in Latin America, for example).
On Jan. 20, 2020, INX International Ink Co. made a significant announcement, stating its intention to acquire Eppstein, Germany- based RUCO Druckfarben. With $40 million in sales in 2019, RUCO Druckfarben is the 25th largest global ink manufacturer, and is focused on the screen, pad, UV dry offset, flexo and gravure printing ink fields.
INX International is a subsidiary of Sakata INX, the third-largest ink manufacturer in the world. Sakata INX reported $1.375 billion in sales in 2018. With $375 million in ink sales, INX International is the third-largest ink producer in North America, and has a strong position in South America. INX Europe has manufacturing
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