Flint Group recently acquired Italy-based Eston Chimica SRL, manufacturer and distributor of water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications.
Kim Melander, Flint Group vice president and general manager EMEA and global strategy, paper and board, said, ‘Flint Group is very happy to join together with Eston Chimica. We have found the ‘right’ partner; a company who, with the dedicated support of its employees, has been very successful in recent years, outgrowing the market as compared to other suppliers.’
He continued, ‘Eston Chimica’s state of the art facility in Italy is fully automated, providing Flint Group important geographic expansion plus full manufacturing capabilities in Southern Europe – an excellent complement to our established manufacturing facility in Europe.’
Nicola Mellon, CEO of Eston Chimica, stated, ‘The team at Eston Chimica is the principal reason for our business success thus far and we are very excited by the prospect of growing our business as part of Flint Group. In combining our strengths, we are able to offer our customers cutting edge innovations in both inks and coatings and customer-focused support. The water-based packaging print sector is growing and changing; this partnership gives us the opportunity to stay one-step ahead and effectively plan for the future.’