Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Coated Systems, signed an agreement and finalized the acquisition of the privately owned U.K. company Dartex Holdings Ltd. The company is specialized in the manufacture of coated fabrics primarily for the healthcare & medical industry and is a world leader in coated fabrics for pressure injury prevention. The acquisition broadens Trelleborg’s offering and strengthens the Group’s position as a premium supplier of engineered coated fabrics.
Dartex has its head office and a production facility in Long Eaton, England. It has another production facility in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S. Sales amount to approximately
SEK 135 M on an annual basis. This bolt-on acquisition is part of Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.
“I am very pleased with this acquisition that complements our product range and strengthens our position in healthcare & medical, which is a growing industry for us. We will be capable of offering our customers even more engineered solutions and, not least, a greater geographic reach. I am impressed by the company’s high-quality products and its level of innovation, as well as the close relationships it has with its customers,” says Dario Porta, President of the Trelleborg Coated Systems business area.
The transaction will be consolidated as of February 1, 2018.