Siegwerk celebrates its year of centenary


Germany-based Siegwerk recently celebrated 100th year of the brand ‘Siegwerk’. On the occasion of the centenary celebration in New Delhi, many top officials from the company were present, including: Herbert Gorker, group president and CEO alongwith Ralf Hildenbrand, president, Siegwerk Asia and member of the Board with team Siegwerk India and other print and packaging industry stalwarts.

Back to the history of the company, it was the year 1830 when a family, Christian Gottlieb Rolffs, founded a Fabric Printing works in Cologne, Germany. And with the competence and printing know-how this former Kattunfabrik factory flourished into an international manufacturer of printing inks. Later in the year 1911, exactly 100 years ago the family decided to provide a more professional and international look to the company by giving its name the ‘SIEGWERK’. The year 2011 is the centenary year for the brand, and that’s what they have been celebrating for.

Addressing the eminent gathering, Ralf Hildenbrand stated, “India is the land of opportunities – both, exciting and challenging at the same time. It is one of the fastest growing and most important packaging markets in Asia and globally. The future perspectives are amazing – I am honoured and excited to be a part of this dynamic industry.” Being happy over Siegwerk India’s impressive growth trajectory, for more than ten years, he said, “This success is very much based on the confidence that our customers and partners have in us. Siegwerk India is a Centre of Excellence – our plant in Bhiwadi is one of the biggest sites in the Siegwerk group – and serves our customers and Blending Centres not only in India but the whole South Asia region. We will continue to invest into our logistic infrastructure to stay at the leading edge in terms of competitiveness, supply performance – shortest lead times – as well as product quality and consistency. Siegwerk India is also a Centre of Competence. Our technology development and application technology teams fulfill the highest group standards in terms of people and equipment and are part of our global know-how network. It is not only something our Indian team can be very proud of – more important, it offers our customers full and direct access to the rich global expertise of Siegwerk. Siegwerk’s integration and internal collaboration worldwide is unparalleled and adds tremendous value to our customer’s operations.

Vijay Gupta, CEO, Siegwerk India welcomed the guests and thanked every one for sparing their Sunday evening, to be part of celebrations.

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