15 April 2007
15 April 2007
Polytec has signed an agreement to acquire the moulding business of Menzolit-Fibron, a subsidiary company of Plastal Holding.
Menzolit-Fibron is one of the leading manufacturers of composite parts in Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) and Long Fibre Thermoplastics (LFT) for the passenger car, truck and agricultural vehicle industry and for industrial applications and achieved sales of EUR 169 million in the moulding business with approx. 1,300 employees in 2006. Headquartered in Kraichgau-Gochsheim, Germany, it operates 8 manufacturing plants located in Germany (5), Slovakia (2) and Turkey (1).
Menzolit-Fibron as part of the Dynamit Nobel Kunststoff GmbH was acquired by Plastal Holding AB end of 2005 With the acquisition of Menzolit-Fibron, the Polytec Group expands its geographic presence and its customer base and would reach - based on the figures of 2006 - a turnover of approx. EUR 700 million with approx. 5000 employees.
The integration into the Polytec Automotive Composites Division forms - based on the results in 2006 with a turnover of approx. EUR 230 million - the largest supplier in Europe for moulded composite components, modules and systems with the main customers DaimlerChrysler Truck Group and Mercedes Car Group, Iveco, Volvo Global Trucks and Volvo Powertrain, Scania, VW-Group, MAN, John Deere and others.
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Dura Composites has expanded its Dura Deck range to include Dura Deck Resist, a co-extruded decking board with an innovative 360 degree outer angle which protects its core from the elements, as well as a new and improved Dura Deck Eco.
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has partnered with Composites Australia to provide Australian civil and composite engineers with access to the latest knowledge on an innovative reinforcing solution to the costly corrosion of concrete infrastructure.