Siegwerk Buys Italian Company

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA recently bought the Italian ink manufacturer La Sorgente Spa, a deal that further expands Siegwerk’s domestic business in Italy while strengthening its local coverage, infrastructure, and service for packaging printers, the company says in a news release.

Siegwerk is an international supplier of printing inks for packaging applications and labels.

Family-owned La Sorgente Spa is located in Poppi (Arezzo), Italy, and manufactures water-based flexographic inks for paper and board applications, as well as solvent-based inks for flexible packaging. After the deal closes, the family will continue to serve as the management team for the Italian operation. La Sorgente Spa was founded in 1929.

 “La Sorgente Spa is a well-established ink expert for paper and board, as well as flexible packaging applications with a strong reputation in Italy,” says Dirk Weißenfeldt, Siegwerk vice president flexible packaging. “Its ink solutions fit perfectly into our product portfolio.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.