With a centre in Dhaka, Siegwerk expands its footprint in South Asia

Ink major Siegwerk has constructed a new state-of-the-art blending centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh, thus signalling the company’s serious interest in the region. Operations at the centre are expected to start from the fourth quarter of 2019.

08 Apr 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

Ashish Pradhan, director and CEO, Siegwerk India

Ashish Pradhan, director and CEO, Siegwerk India, said, “We have established a very good customer base with sustainable growth in Bangladesh. We now want to get closer to our customers supporting them more effectively with individually formulated ink solutions which match their local printing requirements.”

Siegwerk has been supplying inks to printers in Bangladesh since the mid-90s. Currently, the inks are imported from Siegwerk’s plant in India.

“The new blending centre will enable us to make our products and solutions even more accessible to local customers and enhance our service capabilities across the country while strengthening our leadership position,” Pradhan added.

The new centre aims at blending solvent- and water-based inks, as well as UV and conventional offset inks under a completely toluene-free environment. “All produced inks will be compliant with global regulatory and brand owner requirements to ensure that the products are safe for end-use packaging applications,” he said.

Siegwerk has blending centres in more than 30 national subsidiaries worldwide.