About us – our philosophy
A high-class product range, state-of-the-art technology paired with flexibility and fast response times: These are the building blocks of our corporate philosophy. After all, our declared goal is for our customers to feel that they have a reliable, efficient and competent cooperation partner in us from the very first contact.
And at the end of a joint project, you should hold in your hands a result that exactly meets your expectations and simply makes you happy.
A high-quality and versatile color range, product support from design to series production, on-site application and coloristic consulting for our customers, and precise analysis are our strategic measures on the way to customer satisfaction.
The fact that we have been very successful with this so far is reflected in the fact that we are regarded in the industry as pacemakers for innovative ideas and pioneers for new areas of application and problem solutions in the coloring of plastics. And so we will continue to work with dedication to constantly reinvent ourselves and our products in order to continue to bring color into your life.
Uncompromisingly clean colors
As a company in the chemical industry, we naturally have a special responsibility to develop products that offer maximum safety and harmlessness for people and the environment. Especially in the process of processing thermoplastics, a harmless starting product can quickly lose its chemical and physiological harmlessness. However, our color preparations are so mature by the time they reach the final product in which they are used that they pose no risk whatsoever to consumers. Regular internal and external controls ensure the safety of our inks.
Sustainable environmental and energy management
In production itself and in the operation of our plants, we are also always careful not to consume unnecessary amounts of energy and to reduce our emissions to a minimum. In the course of our existence, we have always kept our production facilities at a technically modern level in order to be able to optimally serve the requirements of our customers. As a result, this technology has also become increasingly efficient. At the same time, however, we are continuously optimizing our processes and procedures to reduce energy consumption. Our integrated environmental and energy management system is certified to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.
We have been adding color to plastics since 1949
In 2019, we celebrated our 70th birthday. That’s over 70 years of expertise and experience in high-quality and individual coloring of plastics. In doing so, we have always pursued the goal of providing our customers with customized solutions.
With our team of proven experts, our flair for product innovation and our willingness to invest in the latest technologies and processes, we have been a major driving force in the field of pigment preparations for more than 70 years. We will remain so in the future.
Karl Finke Sr. founds the company Karl Finke GmbH & Co. KG as a small trading company in Wuppertal. He trades in dyes and auxiliaries from the Bayer, BASF and Hoechst dye factories, with which he supplies textile dye works on the Wupper. His clientele also includes leather goods factories, dye works and candle manufacturers.
The former partner Karl Finke joins the company. In these years, plastics have found their way into almost all areas of life. The possibility of coloring plastics is therefore of great interest. At Finke, we begin to develop this, and distinctive product innovations emerge as a result.
WUBALEN dry pigments
FIBASOL liquid colors
Patents are filed, licenses are granted as far away as the USA.
The introduction of computerized colorimetry to objectively recreate desired hues replaces the empirical problem solving that has been in use until now.
In order to keep pace with the production expansion, a masterbatch manufacturing facility is installed in a new production hall in Sprockhövel.
Certification of the quality management system according to ISO 9001.
Felix Karl Finke joins the company as a partner in the third generation.
Finke turns 50. The originally small company site in Wuppertal has grown to 15,000 m².
The acquisition of a plot of land at the Wuppertal site increases the area to 32,000 m².
Commissioning of one of the most innovative masterbatch production facilities in Europe to date. Masterbatch production is relocated from Sprockhövel to the company’s headquarters.
The Finke company serves more than 2,000 customers at home and abroad, has sales bases in many countries and exports around the globe.
Finke celebrates 60th company anniversary.
Certification of environmental management according to
ISO 14001 as well as energy management according to ISO 50001.