Since its foundation in 1989, Tupahue Tintas offers new ink solutions, designed for serving the needs of packaging converters in the local market.
“With the purchase of Tupahue Tintas, we add a well established ink provider with high-quality products for packaging applications to the Siegwerk family,” says Andrea Serturini, president and head of LATAM region at Siegwerk. “You can see a growing demand for customized applications and high-end packaging in Latin America. When it comes to packaging, flexo and gravure solvent-based are still the major printing processes used in the region. Combining Tupahue’s and our know-how and technology in these fields adds great value to our offering for the local markets.”
Tupahue Tintas’ portfolio covers flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes suitable for a wide range of substrates like LDPE, HDPE, BOPP, PP, polyolefin, polyester, aluminum, metalized films and others.
Siegwerk’s purchase offer includes the transfer of all technical expertise and product portfolio, as well as the manufacturing equipment related to Tupahue’s headquarters in Diadema. Both companies will work closely together to ensure a smooth integration of the business without any interference for current customers of both companies.
“Investments in the emerging markets like Latin America or Asia are a fundamental pillar of our growth strategy,” explains Herbert Forker, CEO at Siegwerk. “Getting closer to customers and offering our solutions and services at the same high quality worldwide is one of our strategic goals. We will especially continue investing in resources supporting all different segments of the packaging market.”
Going forward, Siegwerk will continue investing in infrastructures and the local development of competences, all with the focus on strengthening its local market positions and thereby expanding its offering for the packaging market worldwide. With a combination of best-in-class ink performance, optimum product safety and continuous support and guidance, Siegwerk is making every effort to support customers around the world in addressing upcoming trends and meet their individual needs with cutting-edge solutions.
The parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details related to the acquisition.