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10-01-2019

Altana Takes over Business of Japanese Company

Acquisition Includes All Technology and Products

The specialty chemicals group Altana, Wesel, Germany, takes over the international business of Office Color Science Co., Ltd. headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. Within the Altana Group, the business will be integrated into the Instruments business line of the BYK division (BYK-Gardner), and marketed as BYK-Gardner V/R Solutions. Office Color Science will continue to concentrate on its business in Japan and some key customers in Europe. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

  • The software enables automotive paint shops to determine a good color formulation within seconds (© BYK)

  • BYK-Gardner launched the first WiFi-capable multiangle spectrophotometer. It enables automotive paint shops to determine the suitable color formulation within seconds (© BYK)

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“With the acquisition, we can now also offer our customers in the paints, coatings, automotive and related industries the refinish color matching and formulation software and, as a result, provide truly complete solutions in computer color matching and instrumentation”, said BYK-Gardner CEO Frank Wagner. “I am confident we can capitalize on the combined strengths of the two companies and develop even more innovative products for our customers in this exciting field of digitalization.”

“I’m confident that this is the best avenue for our customers to take OCS and BYK-Gardner to the next level of growth”, said Masayuki Osumi, President and CEO of Office Color Science Co., Ltd.

Office Color Science (OCS) was founded in 2004 in Japan by Masayuki Osumi. The company is a worldwide manufacturer of computer color matching and formulation software with the ability to match colors containing metallic and pearlescent pigments. OCS also offers specialized technology for computer graphics with 3D color simulation for realistic display of colors containing effect pigments. BYK-Gardner is active in the design and production of color spectrophotometers using the respective software.

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Altana AG

Abelstr. 43
DE 46483 Wesel
Tel.: 0281 670-8
Fax: 0281 670-376

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