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MBI deal secures glossy future for leading printing inks firm

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of specialist printing inks, sealers and varnishes, Normanton-based Gardiner Colours, has been acquired from its founder in a family deal. James Gardiner, the son of founder Ray Gardiner, has acquired 100% of the business for an undisclosed six-figure sum, returning to the firm after five years working as an independent sales consultant in the print sector. The multi-million pound turnover business is based at a 22,000sq ft manufacturing facility on Normanton Industrial Estate, and manufactures inks, sealers, varnishes and consumables used by printers and packaging companies across the UK and Europe. It has a...

Success at speed with GardSEAL!

“The running speeds and efficiency of our KBA XL Sheetfed Press and Long & Short Lithoman’s means our consumables are put to the test. The GardSEAL range of sealers, both Sheet & Web, meets Pindar’s stringent demands” says Peter Greaves of Pindar. For more information on all Gardiner Colours products please contact James Gardiner on +44 (0)7803 207347.

Gardiner Colours exports go from strength to strength

As a part of its international expansion programme Gardiner Colours has picked up new accounts in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Gardiner Colours Managing Director James Gardiner said; “we have a proud history of supplying quality inks and varnishes within the UK, but have never looked to export until recently. This early success is a testament to the quality of our product and proves that British companies can compete overseas.” He added “Exports represent a huge opportunity for the business, getting a foothold in the Eastern European and Northern Asian markets is a great start.” For information about all Gardiner...

Stephen Hanson (hydanis AG, Switzerland) joins the sales team at Gardiner Colours

As Gardiner Colours continues its export drive it is pleased to announce that Stephen Hanson, through hydanis AG Switzerland, has joined the business to promote export sales in the German speaking countries. Stephen is a very experienced sales agent and Gardiner Colours is very pleased that he and hydanis AG have signed an agreement to sell on their behalf. Please contact him at