WILLSTÄTT, Germany - Anthony Murphy has been appointed Commercial Director and General Manager Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web, Middle East. He has extensive experience in the ink business having worked with Flint Group and its predecessor companies in Saudi Arabia, Dubai and the rest of the Middle East.

The recent acquisition of Torda has provided Flint Group with a platform in Dubai to grow its position in the Middle East region. Torda has been present in Dubai since 1981 and has manufacturing and fully equipped laboratories there. Adding these facilities to the Flint Group service and production network will increase the company’s presence in the Middle East.

Flint Group has a significant market share in both packaging and narrow web inks in the Middle East region. Commenting on this, Murphy said, “We will use the combined setup and capabilities of Torda and Flint Group in the Middle East to offer our customers a strong product portfolio and a strengthened local service out of one hand. With the new setup, we will be able to serve both local customers but also the Middle East sites of international packaging and label printing groups in a more effective way.”