Hanover, Germany: Benecke-Kaliko, part of ContiTech, has taken over Belgium’s Mecaseat Group to expand its production of foils for car interiors in southern and eastern Europe.
The acquisition took place on 1 Nov, taking over two sites of the Belgian Mecaseat Group, which also includes the French decorative foil producer Griffine Enduction.
“Soon, the Spanish company Gorvi S.A. in Pamplona and the Polish company Mecapol in Wagrowiec will also belong to Benecke-Kaliko,” announced the company on 17 Nov.
Both locations employ a total of 150 employees. Benecke-Kaliko so far has four plants across the world, employing some 2,100 people. The fifth global plant is being built in China. All jobs will be maintained.
According to the company’s chairman Dr. Dirk Leiß, the take-over followed the strategic plan of expanding markets with access to southern Europe, North Africa, eastern Europe and Russia. Benecke-Kaliko AG belongs to the division ContiTech of the Continental AG and operates four plants worldwide in China, Germany, and Mexico. The company posted sales of €392 million in 2013.