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: 2019 revenues of Flint Group were € 2 billion
Number of Employees: Approximately 6,500 worldwide.
Major Segments: Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications; Flint Group also designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing as well as platemaking equipment for the newspaper industry and computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market.
With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6,500 people.
Flint Group Commercial Publication & Sheetfed Inks Division: 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 Packaging Inks: Flexible packaging and Paper & Board Inks and Chips for Packaging Applications
Flint Group Narrow Web: Products for label and narrow web applications
Flint Group Flexographic: Photopolymer Flexo and Letterpress Plates, Plate Processing Equipment and Chemicals, Sleeves and Adapter Systems
Flint Group Digital Solutions: Web-fed digital colour presses, for labels and packaging applications, document printing. Platemaking equipment, computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions
Operating Facilities: The company operates more than 130 centres in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India and the Pacific Rim.
Pierre-Marie De Leener, Chairman
Antoine Fady, CEO
Ron Muawad, CFO Flint Group
Steve Dryden, President & COO Flint Group Packaging, CEO Flint Group Commercial, Publication & Sheetfed Inks
Adhemur Pilar, President Flint Group Latin America
Dagmar Schmidt, President Flexographic
Benoit Chatelard, President Digital Solutions
Chad Holzer, President Offset
Doug Aldred, President Packaging Inks
Emmanuel Bareaud, President Narrow Web
Jeremy Berenzweig, General Counsel and Senior Vice President Legal
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.