Sakata Inx Corp. is ranked the third-largest ink manufacturer in Japan and worldwide. During the early ‘90s, Managing Director of the Indian subsidiary V.K. Seth recognized the business opportunities presented by India’s fast-growing printing and packaging industries and began importing high-quality ink produced by Sakata Inx in Indonesia.
As Seth began to develop his customer base, he earned the trust of Sakata Inx and established the company’s Indian subsidiary. In its early days, he operated it from his home.
Despite fierce competition, Seth grew Sakata Inx (India) Pvt. Ltd. and today heads the third-largest ink manufacturer in India with two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.
The company manufactures and supplies flexographic and gravure inks for the packaging industry and delivers newspaper and offset inks for use in the
print media industry. The company does business in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe
and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
According to Seth, who is also a member of Sakata Inx’s international advisory board, local research and development (R&D) started early in India.
“Headed by our Japanese engineers, our R&D activities in India lead to the development of ink technologies which suited India’s extreme climate and humidity, and the wide geographical territories assigned to Sakata India for business,” said Seth.
“Today we are the leaders in quality and are committed
to formulating state-of-the-art, environment-friendly ink products which deliver unsurpassed performance while minimizing environmental impact. Our customers’ place great importance on solvent retention levels, food grade applications and global compliance and productivity.”
Today, Seth is focused on establishing a manufacturing facility — a wholly owned subsidiary of Sakata Inx (India) in Bangladesh — and reaching out to new markets in Africa and other territories.
“Sustainable solutions and environmental stewardship have always been core values for us,” said Seth. “We will continue to work closely with our customers to address social and environmental concerns while growing our business in India and beyond. Sakata will continue to grow by remaining focused on our customers.”