San Sac Group strengthens its machine offering by acquiring Orca Group

San Sac Group grows substantially and strengthens its market position and offering within compaction machines further by the acquisition of Orca Group in France. Orca Group is the French market leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality horizontal balers, vertical balers and compactors under the brands Sacria, Galicier and Pressor. The group has more than 175 employees, including a global salesforce of 15 people, and it operates an efficient after-sales and service network with more than 70 technicians. Sacria, the first Orca Group company, was founded in 1964.

“Strategically, this is an important acquisition for us both, because we add new production capabilities through Orca Group’s two manufacturing facilities and because of Orca Group’s leading position on the large French market. It also opens interesting opportunities worldwide, when we can combine San Sac Group’s international reach with Orca Group’s product portfolio”, states Fredrik Jaginder, CEO of San Sac Group.

“The product range from Orca Group and the vertical balers from Orwak are a strong combination and we can now offer the market a complete product range of internally produced waste compaction equipment. We are looking forward to develop the business together with Mr. Bedos and his team”, says Tomas Johansson, Sales & Marketing Director at Orwak.

The founder and former majority owner of Orca Group, Jean-François Bedos, will continue as Managing Director. Mr. Bedos comments:

“I am proud and very happy for Orca Group, a business that I have built up over more than 50 years, to become part of San Sac Group. I am inspired to work with them to explore new opportunities and expand the business internationally further.”

About San Sac Group:
San Sac Group is the leading one-stop-shop of waste sorting, containment and compaction products in Scandinavia, and the world leading manufacturer of vertical balers. The group, majority-owned by Accent Equity 2012, was formed through a merger of San Sac, its sister companies and EnviroPac and the subsequent acquisition of Orwak. The group has expanded its international reach by starting up the subsidiary Orwak North America and by acquiring Easi Recycling in the UK, ATS & Service Link in Sweden and Proshop in Russia. In total, after the acquisition of Orca Group, San Sac Group will have approximately 480 employees and a combined turnover of 148 M EUR. www.sansacgroup.com  

About Orwak:
Orwak is a world leader in compaction and baling solutions and offers an innovative range of products that promotes sorting at source and makes waste management more profitable. Orwak is headquartered in Sweden and is present in approximately 40 countries through subsidiaries and distributors. www.orwak.com

About Orca Group:
Orca Group, headquartered in France, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of horizontal balers, vertical balers and compactors under the brands Sacria, Galicier and Pressor. The Group also operates an after-sales and service network with more than 70 technicians. The group has 177 employees and a turnover of approximately 28 M EUR. www.sacria.fr www.pressor.fr www.galicier.fr www.savn1.fr

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