Profine Group purchased extrusion and finished products assets from the administrators of Aperture Trading Ltd, for an undisclosed sum.
The company's KÖMMERLING brand has been increasing market share, according to Profine, and it has been looking at various options in terms of opening a dedicated manufacturing facility. This has now been realized through a dedicated business as profine UK Extrusions Ltd, which now has more than 20 extrusion lines, a mixing plant and several foiling and injection moulding systems. The expansion of the workforce is planned to include over 100 people.
The newly acquired brands and products from the Aperture business will also be considered for other export markets, given the fact that the Profine Group supplies products to more than 100 countries, with over 3,500 employees operating from offices across the globe.
This provides us with an integrated mixing, extrusion and lamination facility in the UK" Gareth Jones, managing director of profine UK, says. "It’s been something we’ve been looking at for several years and now we can continue to build market share for the KÖMMERLING brand and support it with others such as WarmCore and Evolve, which will also benefit from investment.”