The group has formed a global Packaging and Narrow Web division, comprising the Packaging Inks business activities of Flint Group in Europe and North America, and the global Flint Group Narrow Web business. The division is headed by Dirk Aulbert, who formerly held the position of president of Inks Europe in Flint Group. The Packaging and Narrow Web division manufactures and markets a wide range of printing inks and coatings for the packaging and label markets worldwide.
”The global reach of the new business unit and its clear focus on the packaging and label market will enable us to provide tailored products and services to international packaging and label printers across all regions and providing global consultancy services to brand owners,” says Aulbert. “The Packaging and Narrow Web management team is committed to strengthen and increase investment into the R&D and technology platform to provide innovative packaging solutions to brand owners and retailers. We very much see this as pivotal to our success, particularly in markets that are characterized by constant and rapid changes.
“We will steer our marketing and product development centrally to leverage formulation expertise, best-in-class standards and know-how across the sites, regions and segments. At the same time, we are committed to a local sales and technical customer service model that in many cases already gives us more local presence than many of our local competitors can offer,” Aulbert says.