Increased service capabilities and presence throughout North America are keys to the merger.
David Savastano, Editor11.01.18
In a merger of two ink companies that came from family roots, Wikoff Color has acquired Braden Sutphin Ink Co.With an estimated $190 million in sales in 2017, Wikoff Color is the sixth-largest ink manufacturer in North America, according to Ink World Magazine’s annual North American Top Companies Report. The company, which is now employee-owned, dates back to 1956; it is a specialist in a wide range of packaging, commercial and inkjet inks. Wikoff Color has 27 manufacturing plants and more than 500 employees, and is headquartered in Fort Mill, SC.
Braden Sutphin has been a North American printing ink industry leader for more than a century, dating back to its launch in 1913 by Jim Braden. Al Sutphin, the company’s first employee, acquired 100% ownership of the company in the 1930s, and Braden Sutphin had remained in the family since. Headquartered in Cleveland, Braden Sutphin has 10 locations across the US, and is in similar markets to Wikoff Color.
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