• Wikoff Color was founded in 1956 when Fred C. Wikoff, Jr. recognized two important needs in the printing industry: tailor-made inks to maximize pressroom efficiencies and a highly technical, service oriented approach to ink making. Although technology in the industry has evolved tremendously over the years, these two needs have remained constant. Since 1956, we have innovatively met our customers’ needs both on and off the press. Our product lines run the gamut of the major printing processes: litho, flexo, gravure and digital as well as functional coatings, energy curable products and specialty items. Printing is a challenging business, and print buyers are demanding. That is why we develop an ongoing, consultative relationship with our customers – helping them solve problems, gain advantages over their competitors and become more profitable.

    Fred Wikoff - Founder
  • Employee ownership is a huge part of Wikoff’s culture and a large contributor to our success. Our employee owners are invested in the company’s performance and understand that customer satisfaction and consistently producing a quality product are key drivers to our success. There is a very strong alignment of the company’s objectives and employee objectives, which creates a greater level of focus on achieving our goals. When the company does well our employees do well—through gain sharing programs such as our ROA bonus plan, profit sharing retirement plan and,most significantly, ownership of company stock. Employee ownership is the glue that binds us all together.

    Geoff Peters - President & CEO

MISSION STATEMENT

Wikoff Color’s mission is to be the most responsive manufacturer of inks and coatings for technically demanding print and packaging customers. We are committed to providing customized solutions and unparalleled service. As an employee-owned company, our focus is on sustained, profitable growth rather than short-term results.
 

Customers are the focus of all that we do. Achieving customer satisfaction through mutually beneficial relationships is the ultimate measure of our success.
 
Quality is the key to customer satisfaction. The consistently high quality of our products and services is our number one priority.
 
Continual improvement is essential to our success and we strive for excellence in all aspects of our business.
 
Planning and analysis is essential and short-term decisions are consistent with both short-term and long-term objectives.
 
We value diversity and our people treat each other with dignity and respect. We continually encourage teamwork and the development of individual abilities and potential.
 
We are responsible stewards of the environment and maintain safe workplaces for all of our employees.
 
Integrity will not be compromised.

 

CUSTOMERS     |     QUALITY     |     IMPROVEMENT     |     DIVERSITY     |     INTEGRITY

 

ORGANIZATION BIOS

1956

Fred C. Wikoff, Jr. founded Wikoff Color Corporation.
First manufacturing plant opened in rented space in Charlotte, NC.
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1956 - Fred C. Wikoff, Jr. founded Wikoff Color Corporation.
First manufacturing plant opened in rented space in Charlotte, NC.

1960

Company moved from rented space into first company-built manufacturing plant on Gardner St. in Charlotte, NC.
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Company moved from rented space into first company-built manufacturing plant on Gardner St. in Charlotte, NC

1967

Number of manufacturing plants increased to 5.
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Number of manufacturing plants increased to 5

1974

Home Office & Tech Center moved to current location in Fort Mill, SC.
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Home Office & Tech Center moved to current location in Fort Mill, SC

1988

Number of manufacturing plants increased to 20.
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Number of manufacturing plants increased to 20

1990

Phil Lambert elected as President and Director (named CEO in 1995).
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Phil Lambert elected as President and Director (named CEO in 1995)

1998

First location registered to ISO 9002.
Built a training facility and Center for Continual Improvement.
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First location registered to ISO 9002; Built a training facility and Center for Continual Improvement

1999

First manufacturing plant opened outside US in Montreal, Canada.
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First manufacturing plant opened outside US in Montreal, Canada

2004

Obtained contract to become the leading supplier to the scratch-off lottery ticket industry.
Acquired Merit Ink & Coating Co.
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Obtained contract to become the leading supplier to the scratch-off lottery ticket industry; Acquired Merit Ink & Coating Co.

2005

Business expanded significantly in Canada by acquisition of Frontier Printing Inks.
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Business expanded significantly in Canada by acquisition of Frontier Printing Inks

2006

New Corporate Logo.
First European in-plant operation opened in Leeds, UK.
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New Corporate Logo; First European in-plant operation opened in Leeds, UK

2007

Geoff Peters elected President and COO (Named CEO and Director in 2010).
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Geoff Peters elected President and COO (Named CEO and Director in 2010)

2008

First Asian in-plant operation opened in Beijing, China.
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First Asian in-plant operation opened in Beijing, China

2010

Wikoff's three largest manufacturing and R&D centers: Fort Mill, SC; Alpharetta, GA; and Toronto, ON are registered to ISO 9001:2008
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Wikoff's three largest manufacturing and R&D centers: Fort Mill, SC; Alpharetta, GA; and Toronto, ON are registered to ISO 9001:2008

2012

First manufacturing plant outside North America opened in Leeds, UK.
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First manufacturing plant outside North America opened in Leeds, UK

2013

Wikoff Inkjet opens new dedicated manufacturing location for UV inkjet.
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Wikoff Inkjet open new dedicated manufacturing location for UV inkjet

WIKOFF WORLDWIDE

28 MANUFACTURING LOCATIONS

Individual Wikoff Color locations have a great degree of autonomy.

Our salespeople are backed up by a strong local team which, in turn, is supported by a corporate team with specialized technical, financial and management capabilities.

Distributors in:

 Middle East

 Caribbean

 Central America