West Chicago, IL 60185
Phone: (630) 231-6500
Fax: (630) 231-6585
Sales: $62 million.
Major Products: Web offset, heatset, coldset, sheetfed, flexo and UV/EB inks; pressroom chemicals and blankets.
Key Personnel: Dan Breen, CEO; Gregg Dahleen, president; Scott Feigleson, CFO.
Number of Employees: 156
Operating Facilities: West Chicago, IL; Plymouth, MN; Menomonee Falls, WI; Swedesboro, NJ; Doral, FL; Fort Worth, TX; Sparks, NV.
Comments: A specialist in heatset, coldset and sheetfed offset inks, Central Ink Corporation had a solid year in 2018, its forst fill year after the company’s acquisition of Impression Inks. Central Ink saw top-line growth, product stabilization, and maximized plant output.
Centrail Ink officials noted that revenue is up despite the industry’s challenges, and it looks like the company will continue that trend in 2019. The company has also seen solid growth in its international endeavors.
On the raw material front, Central Ink is seeing increased pigment costs and reduced availability of some resources, adding that its Research and Development team has worked diligently to combat these challenges by finding alternative resources and suppliers. Company officials anticipate stabilization of raw materials, and are utilizing economies of scale to maximize efficiencies.