TURIN, Italy — Inkmaker srl announced that the company has acquired Tecnopails S.n.c, Piacenza, Italy, a global technology company. The acquisition is another step to achieving Inkmaker Group’s global objective of offering total process engineering to its clients.

Tecnopails — a global leader with over one thousand plant-systems installed worldwide — boasts a widespread loyal international clientele dating back to the early 1970s. Its expertise lies in the planning, projection and production of plant systems and equipment to dose, label, seal and palletize pails, buckets and cans for various chemical products. These products can be used to in high-risk explosions areas (ATEX certified). Of increased advantage to Inkmaker is Technopails legendary modular characteristic, enabling machines to be packed with several levels of automation, ensuring full customization to any requirement.

Christophe Rizzo, CEO of the Inkmaker Group, EMEA and AMERICAS, said, “Today’s announcement is a major advancement for Inkmaker. Technopails is a successful filling, sealing and labeling corporation with major clients. Its contribution to the Inkmaker group of companies will prove indispensable in achieving our mission of being a total process engineering consultant and provider. On behalf of the board, we are pleased to welcome Tecnopails to our growing family of brands.”

Luigi Lavelli, Managing Director and owner of Tecnopails, said, “This has been a long plan in the making, and we are delighted with the outcome of this transaction. Inkmaker is a respected global leader and the perfect match for Tecnopails in terms of philosophy, direction, market demographics and products. We are confident that, with their experience, structure and financial stability, Tecnopails is on course for greater growth and success.”

Luigi will continue to act in an advisory role as Tecnopails takes on a greater role within the Inkmaker group of companies. Tecnopails will continue its focus on filling, sealing and labeling for dispensing systems for the ink, paint and coatings industry as well as for the cosmetics, food, oils, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals from its base in Piacenza and will continue to support its existing customers. Additionally the company will benefit from the support available from the Inkmaker group of companies’ global businesses including offices in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australasia, as well as their combined global network of partners who will offer greater sales and support to their clients.

Formed in Italy in 1987, Inkmaker is a privately owned global manufacturer of integrated dispensing systems that improve efficiency by automating the process of ink, paint and chemical dispensing and mixing. Inkmaker’s proprietary software and systems, manufactured in three continents, guarantee highly accurate colors consistently, precisely and instantly. Inkmaker operates with its own staff and offices in over 15 countries over five continents.