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Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems

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of Broadstairs

Late 1950s: Jim Nash established a business making screen printing machinery. First premises were in Willesden, then Parsons Green, London. It was later combined with a business established by Alexander de Gelsey making the specialised inks for screen printing and the name Sericol was adopted[1]

c.1961 Sericol Group moved its manufacturing unit to Broadstairs. Headquarters remained in Parsons Green, London.

1968 Acquired by Burmah Speciality Chemicals[2]

Ceased to manufacture printing machinery.

1993 Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement[3]

1997-8 Acquisitions and expansion in other countries[4]

2005 Sericol was acquired by Fujifilm; Fujifilm Sericol became a leader in the formulation, manufacture and marketing of premium inks and consumables for the inkjet, screen, and narrow web print markets.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 03, 2006
  2. The Times Mar 25, 1983
  3. The Times April 21, 1993
  4. The Times February 10, 1998