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: 2020 revenues of Flint Group were € 1,7 billion
Number of Employees: Approximately 6,200 worldwide.
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the needs of the global Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board, Narrow Web and Publication industries, both conventional and digitally printed. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks, coatings and additives for Flexographic, Gravure & Offset applications; pressroom chemicals and printing blankets. Furthermore, Flint Group designs and manufacturers digital printing presses for labels, corrugated packaging, document and commercial applications. The company is a leader in colour management solutions which are supported by a Global Colour Centre to ensure colour consistency and standardisation.
Flint Group strives to support its customers through a relentless focus on developing: innovative products, exceptional levels of service and the security of supply. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 6,200 people. Revenues for 2020 were €1.7 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.
Flint Group Commercial Publication & Web 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
Flexible Packaging: Flexible packaging and for Packaging Applications
Paper & Board NA: Paper & Board Inks and Chips for Packaging Applications
Paper & Board Europe: Paper & Board Inks and Chips for Packaging Applications
Flint Group Narrow Web: Products for label and narrow web applications
Offset Packaging Solutions: Sheetfed Inks, Pressroom Chemicals and Printing Blankets.
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
Steve Dryden, CEO
Ron Muawad, CFO Flint Group
Adhemur Pilar, President Flint Group Latin America
Benoit Chatelard, President Digital Solutions
Doug Aldred, President Packaging Inks
Emmanuel Bareaud, President Narrow Web
Tony Lord, President Offset Packaging Solutions
Dagmar Schmidt, President XSYS
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.