Maccaferri Group Acquire Linear Composites

25 June 2006

The Maccaferri Group of Bologna, Italy, has acquired a 100% shareholding in Linear Composites, the UK manufacturer of geosynthetics and fibre reinforced products used in civil engineering, industrial and military applications.

Linear Composites Ltd, based in Oakworth, West Yorkshire, has been owned by JWH Group Ltd since 1989. This acquisition has been undertaken to strengthen the Maccaferri Group’s position in providing advanced solutions in the field of civil engineering and to enhance the Group’s diversification strategy, aimed at strengthening its position in key niche markets as well as entering new market sectors that have significant growth potential.

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