Flint Group, Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems have launched a joint venture (JV) in South Africa that combines two of the leading ink and coatings suppliers to the packaging and print media markets in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region, and to 'develop and sustainably grow' Flint Group's presence in Africa.
The JV will operate under the name Flint Group Africa, and is part of Flint Group’s strategy to grow in emerging markets.Sampie Hamman, managing director of Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems, will become chief executive officer (CEO) of Flint Group Africa.
Flint Group CEO Antoine Fady said: ‘Flint Group along with the owners of Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems are very pleased with this new partnership and the opportunities it presents to better serve the African market.‘Under the guidance of Sampie Hamman, the business we are partnering with has grown to become the largest ink supplier in South Africa with local manufacturing sites in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, and places a strong focus on customer service and product quality, a strength which fits perfectly with Flint Group’s own strategy and vision.
‘Flint Group is very proud to partner with Sampie Hamman and his team to serve customers in this important growing continent. The agreement not only provides Flint Group with increased geographical coverage but also with the expertise and infrastructure to develop and sustainably grow our business in Africa.
‘On a personal level, I am also delighted to welcome the customers and employees of Continental Inks and Eagle Ink Systems to Flint Group and look forward to building on their continued success.’