Siegwerk opens new production facility designated for inkjet inks
The investment follows the construction of an inkjet laboratory last year that was built to already extend the company’s R&D capabilities in this area.
Investments of EUR3 million
Today, the site in Annemasse counts as Siegwerk’s European leading plant for water-based printing inks and varnishes. The so-called Center of Excellence produces more than 25,000 tons of printing ink per year. Over the last three years the company invested EUR3 million to specifically build up its development, production and testing capacities in the inkjet technology.
New equipment planned
“Going forward we will invest additional EUR2 million in new equipment for the inkjet ink technology over the next five years. Annemasse will be our driving force for future inkjet ink solutions.” says Herbert Forker, CEO at Siegwerk. By investing in the new production facility designated for inkjet inks Siegwerk shows its commitment to get prepared for the markets of tomorrow.
Sustainable Technical Center
Siegwerk has invested nearly EUR11 million over the last 12 years to build up a sustainable Technical Center in France with high competitiveness in Europe. Next to the investment in the inkjet laboratory, the company has also opened a brand new Blending Center for the production of water-based inks in 2016 to strengthen its portfolio as a full-range provider for packaging printers. Today, the Technical Center in France, Siegwerk’s second largest market in the EU, pools technical know-how around water-based, UV and inkjet inks as well as analytical capabilities.