St. Louis, MO 63106-1939 Tel: +1-314-889-7600
Toll free: +1-800-325-8110
Sales: $1.4 billion overall; $70 million in inkjet inks (Ink World estimate).
Key Personnel: Paul Manning, chairman, president and CEO; Amy M. Agallar, VP and treasurer; Michael Geraghty, Color Group president; John Manning, VP, general counsel and secretary; Stephen Rolfs, SVP and CFO; Tobin Tornehl, VP, controller and chief accounting officer.
Major Products: Water-based pigmented and dye-based inkjet inks for desktop printers; water-based, pigmented and dye-based and sublimation inkjet inks for wide format, textile and industrial applications.
Operating Facilities: St. Louis, MO; Morges, Switzerland.
Comments: Sensient Technologies is a global leader in numerous segments, including flavors, fragrances and colors for foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, home and personal care products, specialty printing and imaging products, computer imaging and industrial colors.
Overall, Sensient’s sales remained steady at $1.4 billion in 2018. The company’s operating income rose to $203.4 million from $167.8 million in 2017.
Through Sensient Imaging Technologies, the company has a major position in digital inks, including OEM printers and industrial and textile markets. The company features its Xennia and ElvaJet ink lines. Ink World estimates its global sales of inks at $70 million.
Sensient’s inkjet inks are part of the Color Group, which reported sales of $553.5 million, an increase of approximately 5% from $526.4 million in 2017. Segment operating income increased approximately 1% to $114.9 million.
“We remain confident in our long-term strategy and we are working on a number of exciting projects. I am optimistic for 2019 and beyond,” said Paul Manning, chairman, president and CEO of Sensient Technologies.