Michelman has acquired its long-time sales and service partner, Supack International, making it an integral part of Michelman India, which is focussed on the growing printing and packaging sector in India. The company also has expansion plans to service other coatings and manufacturing industries that Michelman supports worldwide.
Appointed as co-directors of Michelman India are Pankaj Shah, Supack’s founder, and Steven Wong, Michelman’s vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific. With the Supack acquisition, the Mumbai-based Michelman India hosts a business centre, laboratory, and an experienced team of sales, technical service and business operations personnel. By keeping the existing team intact, customers will experience a seamless continuation of business and technical services.
The plant’s laboratory has been equipped recently with several industry accepted product testing capabilities for packaging, printing, and coating applications. With this direct and increased physical presence in India, customers can expect Michelman to quickly develop innovative technologies for the Indian market.
According to Jeff Rodgers, chief financial officer at Michelman, “Michelman and Supack have been serving the Indian market together for more than 30 years. Shah’s experience and stellar reputation have allowed us to establish a firm position in the Indian packaging industry. With this acquisition, coupled with our established laboratory capabilities, we will be intensifying our resource commitment to the region to support current customers, while also increasing our focus on serving customers of our coatings and industrial manufacturing groups.”
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