The Bois-des-Filion, Québec-based company focuses primarily on water-based flexo inks for narrow web and paper & board applications.
“Ultra Inks is a well-established expert for packaging and label inks with a very strong local reputation, especially in Québec. The company is known for its highly-personalized inks and services,” said Dave Hiserodt, head of CUSA Region at Siegwerk.
Ultra Inks has more than 20 years of experience in the Canadian market and offers well-established high-quality products. Siegwerk has an extensive global reach, better access to international raw material suppliers and key accounts, and a strong, complementary narrow web UV technology and ink portfolio. The integration of Ultra’s inks into Siegwerk’s broad offering will enable Ultra Ink customers to benefit from a more comprehensive product portfolio and the wider technological expertise. Both companies target their solutions specifically to the customer’s individual needs ensuring a smooth transition and a simplified integration process going forward.
“We believe in partnerships that put the emphasis on clients’ needs, commitment to quality and product development and this is exactly what we have found in Siegwerk,” Ultra Inks CEO Frédéric Perrier said. “We are very glad to name Siegwerk the new owner of our company who will integrate our quality ink into a significantly larger structure and thus further advance it on the market. As far as service and support are concerned, Ultra Inks will maintain its high standards.”
Going forward, Siegwerk will continue to produce and serve customers from Ultra’s production site in Bois-des-Filion. Ultra Inks Inc. will become part of Siegwerk Canada.
The acquisition of Ultra Inks Inc. follows other investments that Siegwerk has completed. In 2017, Siegwerk acquired Hi-Tech Products Ltd., a specialist supplier of water-based inks and coatings for paper & board located in the U.K., as well as Van Son Liquids B.V., a Dutch manufacturer of high-quality water-based flexo and gravure printing inks. In the narrow web segment, Siegwerk last year acquired the UV coatings business from Schekolin and, this year, the UV inkjet business from AGFA.