Sihl grows in America: on its way to becoming the leading supplier of high-end print media

Interview with Peter K. Wahsner, CEO of the Sihl Group, and Darren Letang, President of Dietzgen Corporation®

1. February 2022
Aline Jansen
On December 28, 2021, Sihl Group acquired Dietzgen Corporation®, headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Peter K. Wahsner (CEO of the Sihl Group) and Darren Letang (President of Dietzgen Corporation®) report in an interview what the two companies stand for and what advantages the acquisition offers partners and customers

Who is the Sihl Group and what does it stand for?

Peter K. Wahsner: “Sihl creates innovative solutions with its premium coatings and stands as a strong partner at the side of future-oriented industries. We work at our three locations in Germany, Switzerland and the USA with more than 350 employees on the success of our customers from a wide range of industries in almost all countries of the world. We are a specialist in future-proof products and enable innovative and sustainable trends.”

 

And who is Dietzgen Corporation®?

Darren Letang: “Dietzgen Corporation® is a leading provider of converting and distribution services for digital print media such as papers, films and textiles in the US market. We have a total of 95 employees at our headquarters in Florida and five other locations in Connecticut, Georgia, Texas, Illinois and California. Our six locations are strategically located, and our extensive inventory allows us to reliably provide just-in-time deliveries to our customers and partners nationwide.”

The Sihl Group is already represented in the USA. What are the advantages of the acquisition of Dietzgen Corporation®?

Peter K. Wahsner: “Our subsidiary Sihl Inc., based in Fiskeville, Rhode Island, USA, is Sihl’s sales and distribution centre serving the North and South American markets with products for the market segments Signage & Photo, Labels & Tags and ARTYSIO Flexible Packaging. With the acquisition of Dietzgen Corporation® we have reached the next milestone on our way to becoming the leading supplier of high-end coated print media in the USA. The new platform will not only allow us to drive growth in our established markets, but also creates the opportunity to expand our individual printable flexible packaging business in the US by leveraging Dietzgen’s strategically located sites.”

 

And what advantages does the acquisition bring for the customers of the two companies?

Darren Letang: “The acquisition will not only be a milestone for both companies, but also for our customers and partners. Our combined strengths create great synergies for everyone. Combining Dietzgen’s world-class converting, logistics and distribution capabilities with Sihl’s innovative product offering and level of service will create an exceptional offering in terms of quality and service and entirely new opportunities.“