Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone (815) 929-9293
Fax (815) 929-0412
hubergroup Canada Limited
2150A Drew Road
Canada L5S 1B1
Phone (905) 671-0750
Fax (905) 671-6568
Sales: Approximately $130 million.
Major Products: Heatset, sheetfed, coldset, UV, flexo, aqueous and UV coatings.
Key Personnel: Derek McFarland, president Americas; Venkat Subrahmanian, CFO North America; Mark Wilson, global key accounts director; Alex Moller, VP sales; Reginald Smith, VP technology; Charles Molicki, director of operations.
Number of Employees: 250.
Comments: With sales of $935 million, hubergroup is one of the world’s leading specialists for printing inks, coatings and pressroom auxiliaries, currently comprising 40 companies and 130 sites. This successful, family-owned enterprise brings more than 250 years of experience and expertise in the printing inks industry, manufacturing top quality products for the packaging, commercial and news segments.
Derek McFarland, president Americas for hubergroup, said that the April acquisition of Alden & Ott Printing Inks was a significant move for hubergroup. Founded in 1957, Alden & Ott served the offset and flexo printing markets in the Midwest and Northeast.
“Last year was a good year for hubergroup North America, highlighted by the acquisition of Alden & Ott Printing Inks Company,” McFarland said. “This acquisition made us a better supplier to our customers by enhancing our technical knowledge base, expanding our product lines and increasing our geographical footprint.”
“Alden & Ott gave us a much-needed presence in the important Chicago market and also instantly expanded our water-based flexo capabilities. Alden & Ott customers also gained access to the global hubergroup knowledge base and product basket,” he added.
This acquisition is evidence of hubergroup’s continuing commitment to the growing packaging market by investing in conventional, water-based, low migration and energy-cured inks.
“We will continue to invest in people, processes and facilities to serve this important segment,” McFarland noted. “Our customers are very sophisticated and capable, and they face an increasingly demanding market with regard to package design and performance. It is critical that we listen carefully and bring them ink solutions that enable them to delight their customers.”