Siegwerk acquires Van Son Liquids to strengthen water based ink business

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Siegwerk Druckfarben has signed a contract to purchase Van Son Liquids BV located in Hilversum, Netherlands. The family owned company manufactures high quality water based flexo and gravure printing inks for more than 25 years.

With this additional purchase in the water based ink segment, Siegwerk is further expanding its product portfolio for paper and board applications.

‘Van Son Liquids is one of the leading ink manufacturers in the Netherlands. The company is known for its high quality inks with excellent consistency. Its ink and coating solutions perfectly fit into our water based ink portfolio,’ explained Piet Deceunynck, Regional sales director Central and North Europe Paper and Board at Siegwerk. ‘The merger enables us to expand our local footprint in the Benelux region and therefore to continue raising our profile as a supplier of water-based printing inks in Europe.’

The deal includes the transfer of all technical expertise, product portfolio and manufacturing equipment related to Van Son Liquids headquarters in Hilversum. Siegwerk will continue to produce and serve customers from the production site in Hilversum. As a new member of the Siegwerk family, Van Son Liquids will be renamed Siegwerk Hilversum going forward, whereas the product brand name AquaBase+ will be kept.

The integration of the acquired products into Siegwerk’s water based ink offering will enable customers to benefit from a more comprehensive product portfolio and a wider technological expertise. Both companies will work closely together to ensure a smooth integration of business without any interference for current customers of both companies.

The acquisition of Van Son Liquids follows other strategic investments and disinvestments that Siegwerk has completed to enhance its position as a full range provider for the packaging market.

The Royal Dutch Ink Factories Van Son BV in Hilversum, The Netherlands, will continue to manufacture and distribute Van Son branded offset inks to the worldwide commercial printing and packaging market through the subsidiary Van Son Holland Ink Corporation in Chicago, Illinois and the vast global network of distributors.

The parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details.

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