HEXPOL acquires leading Spanish Wire & Cable Compounder
HEXPOL has today acquired 100% of VICOM 2002 S.L., a Spanish Polymer Compounder active in the interesting and growing product segment “wire and cable”. VICOM’s turnover 2020 amounted to some 30 MEUR, is profitable and employs some 30 people in its production facility in Barcelona.
“Through the acquisition of VICOM, we strengthen our position in Southern Europe in a segment favored by the global electrification trend. The company has high competence and capacity and fits well into our current business structure”
Ralph Wolkener and Carsten Rüter, Presidents HEXPOL Compounding Europe/Asia
The acquisition is expected to bring a lower positive profit contribution. We will immediately start the integration of VICOM into our current structure.
“This is another step in expanding and strengthening the HEXPOL group through an acquisition within our core Polymer Compounding business. VICOM will, through its competence and capacity, fit very well into the HEXPOL group and strengthen our position on a growing market”
Georg Brunstam, President and CEO
The acquisition is funded by a combination of cash at hand and existing bank facilities. VICOM will be consolidated by HEXPOL from 1 March 2021.
For more information, please contact:
President and CEO
+46 (0)40 25 46 61
Deputy CEO and CFO
+46 (0)40 25 46 64
HEXPOL is a world-leading polymers group with strong global positions in advanced polymer compounds (Compounding), gaskets for plate heat exchangers (Gaskets), and plastic and rubber materials for truck and castor wheel applications (Wheels). Customers are primarily systems suppliers to the global automotive and engineering industry, construction industry, the energy, oil and gas sector, medical equipment manufacturers and OEM manufacturers of plate heat exchangers and forklifts. The Group is organised in two business areas, HEXPOL Compounding and HEXPOL Engineered Products. The HEXPOL Group’s sales in 2020 amounted to 13,424 MSEK. The HEXPOL Group has approximately 4,600 employees in fourteen countries. Further information is available at www.hexpol.com.