Siegwerk, a global leader in packaging and printing inks and coatings, is expanding its operations in India with the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art color-matching center in Pune.

With a total annual production capacity of 1,200 tonnes and an additional 1,350 tonnes of trading capacity, the new facility will cater to the expanding customer base of Siegwerk in Maharashtra. The center will assist the customers with desired and customized shades of inks at shorter notice while also creating new job opportunities in the area.

Spanning across 12,000 square feet, the new color matching center is equipped with new-age technologies in inks and coatings production and is manned by skilled professionals. The facility will enable Siegwerk to cut down delivery timelines to customers by over 24 hrs.

While inaugurating the new facility in Pune, Ajay Tayade, BU head for flexible packaging, Siegwerk India, said, “This strategic expansion aligns with Siegwerk’s vision of fostering stronger partnerships via localized and customized solutions. Siegwerk is continuously growing in India, and Pune, a burgeoning industrial hub, offers exciting potential. The facility is a key move for Siegwerk opening new avenues for collaboration, innovation, and growth in the vibrant Indian printing industry. Our customers can leverage the new color matching centre to achieve their business goals quicker, without compromising on quality.”

Ajit Singh, CFO and BU head for narrow web, Siegwerk India, added, “This new facility showcases Siegwerk’s commitment to invest in the Indian growth story and to ensure that we are closer to our customers and also make it easier for our customers to do business with us. As trendsetters in product safety, we have also ensured that the facility is completely toluene-free, mineral oil-free, and benzophenone-free.”

Committed to fostering sustainability, Siegwerk embraces a circular approach to business, championing the principles of the circular economy to safeguard the environment. Siegwerk further integrates renewable energy and water recharge systems into its facilities pan-India. This dedication not only underscores Siegwerk’s environmental stewardship but also exemplifies its proactive engagement and community development in the areas it operates.

With a major Centre of Excellence in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, and a strong customer base in all the states, Siegwerk has been operating in India since 2006. The company has a wide network of nine color-matching centers all over India. Siegwerk provides safe and sustainable inks and coatings for packaging and works closely with convertors and brands in industries like FMCG, food and beverage, pharma, tobacco, print media, etc.