Ammerbuch, Germany – 16th January, 2023
DC DruckChemie GmbH (DruckChemie) has announced today it has acquired the business of printing chemicals consumables manufacturer PCO Europe B.V.
PCO Europe B.V. is a well-known Dutch manufacturer and supplier of printing chemicals to the offset industry. The company is positioned in the market as a specialist and advanced fountain solution concentrates supplier with a continuing investment in research and development.
Mirko Kern, Managing Director of the DruckChemie group said: “DruckChemie’s customer success is built on high-quality products and unrivalled services and support. The acquisition is a fantastic addition to our product portfolio. We will continue to produce PCO’s well-established products and maintain the same quality, stable production and environmental responsibilities both companies are renowned for.”
Founded in 1971 in Ammerbuch, Germany, and acquired by Langley Holdings plc in 2014, DruckChemie is a leading manufacturer of printing chemicals with facilities in 10 European locations and in Brazil.
The DC DruckChemie group is a manufacturer and supplier of speciality chemicals, consumables and support services for the printing and graphic arts industries. DruckChemie was founded in 1971 in Ammerbuch, near Stuttgart, with eight products, two employees and one lorry. Today DruckChemie has facilities in 10 European locations as well as Brazil and Mexico, offering over 4,000 different products to more than 7,000 customers. In November 2014, DruckChemie was acquired by Langley Holdings plc, a British-owned multi-disciplined engineering concern serving a diverse range of markets worldwide. DruckChemie, is part of the Langley Holdings’ Print Technologies Division comprising Manroland Sheetfed group, the iconic German printing press builder; DruckChemie and BluePrint Products, both specialist print chemicals producers, based in Germany and in Belgium.
About PCO Europe
PCO Europe B.V. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of printing chemicals for the offset industry. The company is positioned in the market as a specialist and advanced fountain solution concentrates supplier with a continuing investment in research and development. The product portfolio also includes roller and blanket washes, silicone emulsions, UV coatings, anti-set-off powders, folding glues and all kinds of auxiliaries.
About Langley Holdings
Langley Holdings plc is a privately owned UK based engineering and industrial manufacturing group, principally producing capital equipment to diverse markets worldwide. Langley businesses are either outright market leaders, or occupy strong niche positions in their respective fields, providing advanced technologies in a solutions-based approach. The group operates in three principal areas: Power Solutions, Print Technologies and Other Industrials.
The group’s operations are based in Germany, Italy, France the UK and Norway, with 18 production facilities in Europe, the UK and the USA., more has more than 90 sales and service subsidiaries worldwide and employs around 5,300 people.
The group was established in 1975 by the current Chairman & CEO, Anthony Langley and remains entirely in family ownership. Download the Langley group’s latest IFRS Annual Report & Accounts,