New MD appointed at Druck Chemie France
Druck Chemie, the print chemicals producer, has formally announced the appointment of M. Didier Buchoux (59), as the new Managing Director of its French subsidiary, DruckChemie France SAS.
A French national, and married with three children, M. Buchoux’s previous role was Export Director for the Middle East, Africa and South America at the DruckChemie Headquarters in Ammerbuch, near Stuttgart Germany.
During his 25-years with Druck Chemie he developed the group’s presence in the North-East region of France and set up international subsidiaries in Brazil and Italy and a network of DruckChemie franchisees and distributors in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin and South America.
Mirko Kern, Managing Director of the Druck Chemie Group said: “Didier Buchoux has a proven capability to deliver improved business performance and to lead change through building great teams around him”.
“Importantly, he is deeply grounded in Druck Chemie's culture with a deep knowledge of our products and a disciplined focus on today's market needs".
Didier Buchoux - Managing Director, DruckChemie France SAS
The DC Druck Chemie group is a manufacturer and supplier of speciality chemicals, consumables and support services for the printing and graphic arts industries. Druck Chemie was founded in 1971 in the Swabian town of Ammerbuch, near Stuttgart, with eight products, two employees and one lorry. The first German branch offices came into being in 1978 in Gaimersheim; in 1982 in Hofheim and in 1987 the first international branch office opened in Switzerland. Today DruckChemie has facilities in 10 European locations as well as Brazil and Mexico, offering over 4,000 different products to more that 7,000 customers.
In November 2014, Druck Chemie was acquired by Langley Holdings plc, a British-owned multi-disciplined engineering concern serving a diverse range of markets worldwide.