The ARCOLOR AG, headquartered in Waldstatt, Switzerland, was established in 1996 as a joint venture and has evolved to be the world's largest manufacturer of water-based inks for the decorative printing industry within a short time. In 2007, the company relocated to a completely newly built manufacturing and office building. ARCOLOR also produces colors for package and digital printing.
Asia-Pacific Engravers (APE) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was established in 1998 as a joint venture with the Janoschka Group, the world market leader in the area of prepress. As a specialist in the engraving of gravure and embossing cylinders for the decor printing and packaging industry, APE has now become the market leader in Southeast Asia. Moreover, in 2010 APE also established APE Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City as a joint venture with one of the leading Vietnamese engravers.