Siegwerk is to open a new blending center in Bangladesh, strengthening its local infrastructure and moving the company closer to customers in the country.
With this expansion, Siegwerk is significantly strengthening its domestic business in the country while also extending its position across Asia overall.
Siegwerk has been supplying inks to printers in Bangladesh since the mid-1990s. Presently, inks are imported from Siegwerk’s plant in India. Going forward, the new center will blend solvent- and water-based inks, as well as UV and conventional offset inks directly in Bangladesh. This will reduce lead times and provide local customers with the highest global technology expertise directly in their own country. The center in the Dhaka region is expected to start operation in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Ashish Pradhan, director at Siegwerk Bangladesh, 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.
‘The new blending center 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.’
As a global leader in product safety, the new center will be a toluene-free environment. This means, toluene, or any raw materials containing toluene, will not be used as intentionally-added ingredients at all. All produced inks will be compliant with global regulatory and brand owner requirements to ensure products are safe for the end-use packaging applications.