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Global Headquarters: Luxembourg

Founded: Flint Group, one of the largest suppliers to the printing and packaging industry worldwide, was created by the union of XSYS Print Solutions and Flint Ink Corporation in late 2005. XSYS was the result of a 2004 union between ANI and BASF Printing Systems, both long-standing printing industry providers with locations around the world. Flint Ink was founded in the US in 1920 and grew consistently over time to become an internationally renowned supplier of printing inks and colourants. The 2007 acquisition of Day International completed the product line, substantially increasing Flint Group's global position in the non-ink pressroom consumables market.

Ownership:  Privately owned by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in partnership with Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.

Revenues: 2013 revenues of Flint Group were € 2.2 billion (US$ 2.9 billion)

Number of Employees: Approximately 6,600 worldwide.

Major Markets:
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global Printing and Packaging industry. A unique and powerful product portfolio ensures that we can meet nearly every requirement within the Print Media market. Flint Group develops, manufactures and markets an extensive array of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings; pressroom chemicals; highly engineered printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing as well as pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, together with superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world.

A global reach and clear focus reaffirms Flint Group’s commitment to deliver exceptional products and expertise to the Packaging industry. A complete product portfolio which includes a vast array of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for all flexographic, narrow web tag and label applications; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, platemaking equipment and flexographic sleeve systems, enables Flint Group to provide tailored products and services to international packaging and label printers. Around the world, our sales and technical experts provide innovative, environmentally stable products and service that delivers powerful solutions to help customers achieve their goals.

Operating Divisions:

  • Flint Group Print Media North America: Printing Inks for Print Media, Printing Blankets, Sleeves, Pressroom Chemicals and Supplies
  • Flint Group Latin America: Printing Inks, Printing Blankets, Sleeves, Pressroom Chemicals and Supplies
  • Flint Group Asia/Pacific: Printing Inks, Printing Blankets, Sleeves, Pressroom Chemicals and Supplies
  • Flint Group Print Media Europe: Printing Inks for Print Media, Printing Blankets, Sleeves, Pressroom Chemicals and Supplies
  • Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web: Packaging Inks, Sheetfed Inks and Narrow Web Printing Applications 
  • Flint Group Flexographic Products: Photopolymer Flexo and Letterpress Plates, Plate Processing Equipment and Chemicals, Sleeves and Adapter Systems
  • Flint Group Pigments: Chips & Resins: Pigments, Dispersions, Varnishes, Additives, Chips and Resins

Operating Facilities: The company operates more than 140 centres in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India and the Pacific Rim.

Key Personnel:

  • Pierre-Marie De Leener, Chairman
  • Antoine Fady, CEO
  • Steve Dryden, CFO
  • William B. Miller, President Print Media Transatlantic and Japan
  • Doug Aldred, President Packaging and Narrow Web - EMEA and North America
  • Jan Paul van der Velde, Senior Vice President, Procurement, Sustainability, 
          Regulatory and IT
  • Russell Taylor, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources and  
  • Adhemur Pilar, President Flint Group Latin America
  • Aryan Moelker, President Flexographic Products

  • Our Executive Management team is supported by a strong base of experts serving customers worldwide. Experienced scientists develop top-notch printing inks, printing plates and colourants at facilities equipped with the latest technology. Sales personnel consult with customers to keep them informed of – and supplied with – the best products for their unique needs. Technical service personnel span the globe to serve customers on-site, where and when they need it. Customer service personnel ensure timely response to needs and questions. Other personnel – in manufacturing facilities, laboratories, offices, and other behind-the-scenes locations worldwide – are integral to making the print process as streamlined and seamless as possible for our customers






    Flint Group Headquarters

    26b, Boulevard Royal
    L-2449 Luxembourg

    For information

    T +44 (0)161 776 6810
    F +44 (0)161 775 5415

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