History

Flint Group Family Tree

Significant Dates

Date Region Company Event Subject Matter
2016 NA Flint Group Flint Group acquires Printec Industries Inc, located in Marietta, Georgia, USA Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2016 Global Flint Group Flint Group opens new Global Colour Centre for packaging inks in Poland Marketplace / Product Advancements
2016 Europe Flint Group Flint Group acquires Druckfarben Limited the UK based supplier of sheetfed inks, varnishes coatings and blankets Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2016 NA Flint Group Flint Group acquires American Inks & Coatings based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2016 NA Flint Group Flint Group acquires Advanced Color Systems, Inc located in Tualatini, Oregon Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2015
Global Flint Group Pierre-Marie De Leener appointed Chairman, Flint Group Organisational Changes
2015
Global Flint Group Flint Group acquires Xeikon  a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial printing markets Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2015
Africa Flint Group Flint Group establishes joint venture with Continental Inks (South Africa) to form Flint Group Africa Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2014
Global Flint Group Flint Group is acquired by by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in partnership with Koch Equity Development LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2013
LA Flint Group Flint Group Purchases Tintas Graficas Vencedor ('TGV') Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2010
Europe Flint Group Flint Group, a leading global solutions provider to the Packaging and Print Media industries, acquired Torda, a leading manufacturer of printing inks for the packaging markets in Northern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East with a substantial presence in Eastern Europe. Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2009
Europe Flint Group Flint Group, a world-leading supplier to the printing and packaging industry, and Unirep, a major supplier to the Turkish paper and packaging industry, establish joint venture Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2009
Global Flint Group New customer-orientated organisation structure announced Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
Global Flint Group Flint Group acquires specialist anti-set-off manufacturer Russell-Webb Ltd Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
ANZ Flint Group Flint Group and Lindgens sign joint venture agreement for metal decorating business in Australia and New Zealand Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
Global Flint Group Introduction of nyloflex® Seal F Digital – the first photopolymer coating plate based on polyester foil for digital imaging Marketplace / Product Advancements
2008
Europe Flint Group Introduction of the new ink-coating system INULINE Marketplace / Product Advancements
2008
Global Day International Day International acquires Hydro Dynamic Products (HDP), a well-established manufacturer of pressroom chemicals Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
ANZ Flint Group Flint Group acquires Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
Global Flint Group Combination of the Flint Group Printing Plates business with the rotec sleeve business and formation of a new division Flint Group Flexographic Products Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2008
Global XSYS Print Solutions XSYS Print Solutions changes name to Flint Group Narrow Web Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2007
Global Flint Group, Day International Flint Group acquires Day International, a world leader in manufacturing and distributing printing blankets, sleeves, pressroom chemicals and printing supplies. Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2007
Global Flint Group Flint Group appoints Charles Knott as Chief Executive Officer Personnel
2006
Global Flint Group Printing Plates Flint Group Printing Plates introduces the first digital coating plate Marketplace / Product Advancements
2006
Global Flint Group Printing Plates Flint Group Printing Plates launches nyloflex infinity® technology for manufacturing seamless polymer sleeves Marketplace / Product Advancements
2005
Global Flint Group Flint Group forms from the union of Flint Ink Corporation and XSYS Print Solutions. Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2004
Global Day International Introduction of the compressible layer DurazoneTM Marketplace / Product Advancements
2004
Asia Flint Ink Flint Ink establishes News Ink plant in Beijing, China Marketplace / Product Advancements
2004
Global BPS / ANI XSYS Print Solutions is formed from the merger of BASF Printing Systems and ANI Printing Inks Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2004
Global BPS BASF launches direct laser engravable flexo plates Marketplace / Product Advancements
2004
Global ANI Akzo Nobel Inks changes its name to ANI Printing Inks Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2003
Asia Pigments Flint Ink opens Arrowhead Trading, supplying pigments to the Asia and India/Pacific markets and increasing its vertical integration Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2003
EU ANI ANI acquires the Belgian company Trenal, which is integrated into the News Ink division Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2003
Global BPS BASF introduces the first digital letterpress plates Marketplace / Product Advancements
2003
Global Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires the coldset and heatset business of SICPA and in return divests its worldwide business of security inks used on currency and other negotiable instruments Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2003
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink forms an alliance with KBA North America Marketplace / Product Advancements
2002
Asia Flint Ink Flint Ink opens a liaison office in Shanghai to support supply chain activities Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2002
EU Flint-Schmidt Flint-Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG is formed through the merger of Gebrüder Schmidt Druckfarben and Flint Ink's European operations Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2002
Global ANI Akzo Nobel Inks is privatised following a management buy-out Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2001
EU Flint Ink Flint Ink Europe opens its state-of-the-art sheetfed ink mother plant in Helmond, the Netherlands Marketplace / Product Advancements
2001
IP Flint Ink Flint Ink Europe acquires a majority interest in Incowax, a Bangalore, India-based flexible packaging ink specialist Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2001
LA Flint Ink Flint Ink Latin America Corporation acquires INKS-Chemicals B&T, SA, a paste ink manufacturer based in Caracas, Venezuela Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2001
NA Flint Ink An alliance is established with Flint Ink and MAN Roland to enhance product and service offerings to North American customers of both companies Marketplace / Product Advancements
2000
EU Flint-Schmidt Gebrüder Schmidt opens the largest fully automated production plant in Europe for newspaper inks in Cologne Marketplace / Product Advancements
2000
EU Flint Ink Manders Premier adopts the Flint Ink identity of Flint Ink Europe Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2000
Global Flint Ink Flint Ink introduces GlobaLink, a sophisticated colour replication system permitting remote colour matching on a global basis Marketplace / Product Advancements
2000
IP Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires Creanova Inks in the India/Pacific region Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
2000
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires Alper Ink Group in the Americas, including Progressive Ink, Patriot Ink, Alper Dispersions, Arcar Graphics and Kromos SA Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1999
Global BPS BASF launches digital flexo plates Marketplace / Product Advancements
1999
LA Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires Argentina-based Polychem S.A., a packaging ink manufacturer; The Ink Company, a California-based ink manufacturer; and Companhia Quimica Industrial Brasileira (CQIB), a Brazilian-based manufacturer of inks for news, packaging, publication and commercial printing applications Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1998
EU; IP Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires UK-based Manders Premier, adding to Flint Ink's operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India/Pacific. Pacific Rim operations unite to form Flint Ink Asia/Pacific Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1998
Global ANI Akzo Nobel Inks acquires Louis Werneke, USA, and Label Inks, UK Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1997
EU BPS BPS receives ISO 9001 certification Marketplace / Product Advancements
1997
EU BPS BASF Lacke + Farben AG is liquidated, and BASF Printing Systems (BPS) is formed Marketplace / Product Advancements
1997
Global Flint Ink Geographic restructuring brings Canadian and US operations together as Flint Ink North America; Rendic International and Flint Ink Mexicana S de RL de CV form Flint Ink Latin America Marketplace / Product Advancements
1996
EU ANI Casco Nobel Inks changes name to Akzo Nobel Inks Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1996
EU Flint-Schmidt Gebrüder Schmidt opens innovative new purification plant in Frankfurt Marketplace / Product Advancements
1996
EU Flint-Schmidt GS Berlin is merged into Gebrüder Schmidt Druckfarben Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1996
Global ANI Akzo Nobel Inks is the first company in the world to receive triple certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for quality, health, security and environment Marketplace / Product Advancements
1996
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires BASF Corporation's North American Graphics Group Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1995
EU ANI Casco Nobel Inks acquires Lindgens Druckfarben, Germany Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1995
EU ANI Nobel Industries merges with Dutch company Akzo. The Akzo Nobel group is born Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1995
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink begins the process of ISO 9002 certification for its sites Marketplace/Product Advancements
1995
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink Corporation acquires Continental Inks Corporation Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1995
NA Pigments CDR Pigments & Dispersions receives ISO 9002 Certification Marketplace / Product Advancements
1994
Europe Rotec Hülsensysteme The rotec Blue Light Sleeve success story makes its market debut Marketplace / Product Advancements
1994
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink of Canada purchases Lester Ink and Coatings Company Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1994
NA Flint Ink Three acquisitions increase Flint Ink's global presence: Rendic International, a Miami distributor of graphic arts supplies to Latin America and Asia Pacific markets; North American Printing Ink Company (NAPIC); outstanding shares of Flint Mexicana, assuming full ownership Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1993
EU Flint-Schmidt Gebrüder Schmidt receives Quality Management System certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 Marketplace / Product Advancements
1992
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink establishes digital printing ink division Marketplace / Product Advancements
1991
NA Pigments, Flint Ink Flint Ink is reorganised: S&V Printing Ink, Capitol Printing Ink and Cal/Ink begin operating under the Flint Ink Corporation name; Chromatic Color, Ridgeway Color and Drew Graphics begin operating as CDR Pigments & Dispersions; S&V Screen Inks become Summit Screen Inks; LeMaster Litho Supply is acquired Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1990
Europe Rotec Hülsensysteme Rotec Hülsensysteme is founded in Ahaus/Germany Early beginnings
1990
EU ANI Nobel Industries purchases Blark&Mahrt, Denmark, and Crown Berger Irlam Inks, UK Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1990
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink establishes Environmental Health & Safety Department Marketplace / Product Advancements
1990
NA Flint Ink Leveraged buyout of Allied-Signal's Sinclair & Valentine division is completed, giving Flint Ink a strong presence in the commercial and packaging printing ink segments. The S&V acquisition includes David M blanket supplier Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1989
EU ANI Nobel Industries merges AB G-Man with Sadolin Printing Inks, forming Casco Nobel Inks Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1989
Global BPS BASF introduces the first chlorine-free washout solvent for processing of flexo plates (nylosolv®) Marketplace / Product Advancements
1988
NA Flint Ink First rub-free black news ink is introduced by Flint Ink Marketplace / Product Advancements
1987
EU ANI Swedish firm Nobel Industries buys Sadolin & Holmblad Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1987
EU Pigments Lineco B.V. is founded, originally to serve the line-marking business primarily with dry pigment powder and pigment dispersions, but growing to supply many colourants to many markets, including the paper, latex, viscose, agro and ink industries Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1986
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires Capitol Printing Ink, providing a larger presence on the East Coast of the US, particularly in the commercial and heatset markets Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1985
Global BPS BASF acquires the Inmont Group (USA), Fishburn (Great Britain), and Icificis (Italy) Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1985
NA Flint Ink Completion of Flint Ink's second varnish plant furthers vertical integration Marketplace / Product Advancements
1984
NA Pigments Flint Ink acquires Drew Graphics, manufacturer of water dispersions for ink, paper, paint and coatings industries Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1982
Europe Day International Varn Products, the Chemical Division of Day International is established in the UK Marketplace / Product Advancements
1980
NA Pigments Chromatic Color is incorporated and begins to produce dry and flushed colour in a move towards vertical integration Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1978
Global BPS BASF begins producing flexo plates Early beginnings
1978
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink pioneers use of conductivity to monitor concentration of fountain solution Marketplace / Product Advancements
1977
LA Flint Ink Joint venture between Flint Ink and Sun-Fast results in Flint Mexicana SA de CV, the second-largest ink manufacturer in Mexico Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1975
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires Cal/Ink, boosting heatset and sheetfed business, especially on the West Coast of the US Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1972
EU BPS BASF Farben + Fasern AG (later BASF Lacke + Farben AG) is founded, incorporating BASF's two 1970s acquisitions Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1970
EU BPS BASF AG buys Siegle as well as Kast & Ehinger Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1970
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink pioneers the use of alkaline fountain solutions for newspaper printing in the 1970s Marketplace / Product Advancements
1969
EU BPS Kast & Ehinger takes over the Falck-Roussel Group in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Tunisia Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1965
Global BPS BASF enters the printing plate business Early beginnings
1960
Global BPS K+E plays a pioneering role in introducing sheetfed printing as we know it today by inventing quickly absorbing Novavit inks in the 1960s Marketplace / Product Advancements
1960
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink expands into the publication gravure market sector Marketplace / Product Advancements
1958
NA Flint-Schmidt Schmidt Printing Inks Ltd is founded in Montreal, Canada Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1957
NA Flint Ink Howard Flint Ink Company changes name to Flint Ink Corporation Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1950
NA Flint Ink California Ink Company, aka Cal/Ink, develops the first magnetic inks for check imprinting in the U.S. Marketplace / Product Advancements
1947
EU ANI Gleitsmann is privatised, and AB G-Man is born Early beginnings
1946
NA Day International The company unveils its first printing blanket for lithographic offset printing Marketplace / Product Advancements
1940
NA Flint Ink Cal/Ink is the first US company to produce and sell lithol red pigments Marketplace / Product Advancements
1940
NA Flint Ink In the 1940s, all Flint Ink branches are equipped with full quality control and formulation labs; rigid product specifications are established Marketplace / Product Advancements
1936
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink acquires Temple Inks Company of Denver, Colorado, USA Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1933
NA Day International Introduction of the first synthetic rubber printing roller Marketplace / Product Advancements
1922
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink is the first in the industry to use tanker truck delivery, beginning with letterpress news ink and later other ink types Marketplace / Product Advancements
1920
EU Flint-Schmidt Gebrüder Schmidt begins to open an increased amount of subsidiaries throughout Europe Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1920
NA Flint Ink Howard Flint Ink company is founded in Detroit, Michigan, USA to serve the North American news ink market Early beginnings
1920
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink initiates raw materials testing Marketplace / Product Advancements
1920
NA Flint Ink Flint Ink implements instrumented Quality Control procedures Marketplace / Product Advancements
1905
NA Day International The Dayton Rubber Manufacturing Company is founded Early beginnings
1901
EU ANI German company E.T. Gleitsmann begins producing printing inks in Trelleborg, Sweden Early beginnings
1900
EU Flint-Schmidt Gebrüder Schmidt begins manufacturing coloured inks Marketplace / Product Advancements
1891
NA BPS Kast + Ehinger expands to North America, opening a branch in New York Marketplace / Product Advancements
1889
EU BPS Gustav Siegle takes ownership of Kast + Ehinger, operating it completely separately from his own company, G. Siegle + Co. Mergers, Acquisitions, Changes
1878
EU Flint-Schmidt The Schmidt brothers launch Gebrüder Schmidt GmbH Druckfarben in Frankfurt to manufacture black inks Early beginnings
1865
EU BPS Albert M. Kast printing ink company is founded, renamed Kast + Ehinger in 1868 Early beginnings
1845
EU BPS Gustav Siegle opens G. Siegle + Co. in Munich, Germany Early beginnings
1845
EU Pigments The Heinrich Siegle colourant factory is founded in Munich Early beginnings
1777
EU ANI Sadolin & Holmblad is founded in Denmark Early beginnings
1773
EU Flint Ink Manders is founded in the UK Early beginnings

 


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