Our History

our history

A true global label solution provider, Multi-Color Corporation is one of the largest label companies in the world in the following market segments: Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Food & Dairy, Personal Care & Beauty, Home Care & Laundry, Healthcare, Durables & Technical and Automotive & Chemicals.

With over 13,000 dedicated employees, we operate 109 label producing operations in over 26 countries today. Established in 1916, Multi-Color Corporation has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most awarded label printers today supporting the world’s most prominent brands. In 2016, Multi-Color celebrated its 100th year in business! Today, Multi-Color services our primary market segments around the world through operations in the North American, Latin American, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia Pacific regions.

Acquisition by CD&R

In July 2021, the signing of a definitive agreement to sell Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), a global leader in label solutions, to affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) was announced.

In connection with the transaction, CD&R also announced a definitive agreement to acquire Fort Dearborn from Advent International, and that it intends to combine MCC and Fort Dearborn to create a global label solutions company serving consumer packaged goods companies worldwide. This combination closed November 2021. The joint company will be known as Multi-Color Corporation. 

Kevin Kwilinski, former CEO of Fort Dearborn and now the President and CEO of the MCC, comments: 

"This is an exciting day for our customers, suppliers, and employees alike. We believe our expanded product offerings and global reach will be a strong foundation to better serve the dynamic and evolving needs of our global customer base while providing employees with rewarding career growth opportunities."

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