Ink manufacturer Siegwork has acquired the Dutch company Van Son Liquids, which produces flexographic inks. Siegwerk is looking to improve its water-based ink offerings for packaging printing through this move.
The acquisition includes technical expertise, product portfolio and manufacturing equipment while Siegwerk will take over Van Son’s production site in Hilversum, Holland. Van Son Liquids has been renamed Siegwerk Hilversum though Siegwerk will continue with Van Son’s AquaBase+ product branding.
Piet Deceunynck, Siegwerk’s regional sales director, explains: “Van Son Liquids B.V. 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.”
Siegwerk has been on a roll this year, having already acquired the British company Hi-Tech Products Ltd, a specialist supplier of water-based inks and coatings. Last year, Siegwerk took over ACTEGA Colorchemie, which has since become Siegwerk Buedingen, and opened a new Blending Center for the production of water-based inks at its Technical Center in France
Meanwhile, the Royal Dutch Ink Factories Van Son, also based in Hilversum, will continue to manufacture and distribute Van Son branded offset inks to the worldwide commercial printing and packaging market through its subsidiary Van Son Holland Ink Corporation in Chicago, USA and its global network of distributors.