Our History

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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 9,000 dedicated employees, we operate 80 label producing operations in over 27 countries today. Established in 1916 and headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 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 Platinum Equity

In July 2019, Platinum Equity acquired Multi-Color Corporation in a public-to-private transaction. You can read more about Platinum Equity here. At closing, Multi-Color Corporation merged with a subsidiary of WS Packaging, another label solutions leader within Platinum Equity's portfolio of companies.

Nigel Vinecombe, executive chairman of Multi-Color Corporation's Board of Directors since January 2016, and president and CEO of the Company from June 2010 to January 2016, has been named CEO for the combined company.

"I am excited for this opportunity to open new areas of growth for our company that will allow us to even better serve our customers with a comprehensive suite of label solutions across all regions, technologies and run lengths. This is a testament to all Multi-Color Corporation has achieved in our mission to deliver the world's best premium label solutions - and we are confident this is only the beginning of what we will accomplish together with WS Packaging." – Nigel Vinecombe, CEO of MCC.

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