PARSIPPANY, NJ – Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief UA has purchased the remaining shares held by Inversiones Mundial (Grupo Mundial) in their Colombian joint venture companies Tintas SA and Sinclair SA.
With annual sales over $100 million, the Tintas/Sinclair Group sells printing inks and related graphic arts products primarily to the packaging market in the Andean region of Latin America, which covers Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
“This acquisition reinforces Sun Chemical and DIC’s commitment to both the printing ink business and the growing Latin American market,” said Rudi Lenz, President and CEO of Sun Chemical. “Tintas and Sinclair are the market leaders of printing inks and related products in a region where the economies are growing. It is our intention to continue operating with the current successful management team and bring our customers the quality products, excellent service and new innovative solutions they expect from us. We look forward to continue working together in other businesses with Inversiones Mundial (Grupo Mundial).”
Sun Chemical has had a good relationship with Tintas and Sinclair for more than 30 years, and Sun Chemical and Inversiones Mundial have been equal partners in the joint venture, which was formed in 1999 after Sun Chemical purchased Coates Lorilleux.