Michelman has acquired its Indian sales and service partner, Supack International and has appointed Supack’s founder, Pankaj Shah as the co-director of Michelman India.
Following the acquisition in January 2015, Supack is an integral part of Michelman India, which is dedicated to the development of the Indian market, with an immediate focus on the growing printing and packaging sector. The company also has expansion plans to service other coatings and manufacturing industries that Michelman supports worldwide.
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.
The facility’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.
Jeff Rodgers, chief financial officer at Michelman, said, “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.”
Post-acquisition, Michelman has appointed Steven Wong, Michelman vice-president and managing director for the Asia-Pacific region, as co-directors along with Shah.