México City, Mexico
Phone: +52 55 5118 1000
Sales: $104 million (inks); $127.2 million overall.
Major Products: Offset, flexo, gravure and screen inks, overprint varnishes, coatings, offset plates, pressroom chemicals and offset presses.
Key Personnel: Ernesto J. Sanchez, managing director; Jose Sanchez, commercial director; Jesus McKelligan, operations director; Alvaro Toledo, administrative director; Salvador Duran, technical manager (paste inks); Agustin Lozano, technical manager (liquid inks).
Number of Employees: 1,351.
Comments: Sanchez SA de CV, the largest ink manufacturer in Mexico and Central America, is headquartered in Mexico City. The company has a major presence in Central America, with subsidiaries in Colombia (Grupo Sanchez Colombia), Costa Rica (Grupo Sanchez Artes Graficas), El Salvador (Sanchez Centroamerica) and Guatemala (Tintas Sanchez Guatemala SA).
Ernesto J. Sanchez, managing director of Sanchez SA de CV, said that 2017 was a good year for Mexico’s economy.
“After all the noise created at the beginning of the year, there were no fundamental changes that could have affected international trade or Mexico’s economy, so our country experienced a relatively positive year in terms of its economy,” Sanchez said. “Not so in the political arena, where we had a bumpy year because of the 2018 presidential elections.”
As for Sanchez SA de CV, it was a good year for the company.
“We experienced a steady growth is our ink ranges designed for the packaging markets, like flexo, gravure and sheetfed offset, growth that we expect will continue during the present year,” Sanchez reported. “Our branches in Central and South America, had a lot of activity during the year, and each one of them are consolidating its presence in their respective markets.”
Sanchez SA de CV is also making moves into the coatings segment. “Special effort was put in our quite new coatings division and additional equipment and personnel were added, resulting in a very positive year,” noted Sanchez. “The coatings market should be a key element of our strategy in the near future.”