AR Metallizing announces acquisition of Eurofoil Paper Coating GmbH

AR Metallizing announces acquisition of Eurofoil Paper Coating GmbH

Berlin, 31st January 2020

AR Metallizing NV (hereinafter “AR Metallizing”) has today announced the successful completion of their acquisition of Eurofoil - Paper Coating GmbH in Berlin from Aluminium Investment Company Ltd. The transaction was first announced on 11 November 2019 and has been approved since then by the relevant regulatory authority.

Eurofoil - Paper Coating GmbH is a sizeable European manufacturer of laminated and metallized inner liners. In the past 60 years, they have built a comprehensive portfolio of inner liners encompassing laminated, metallized and pure slitted and coated paper products. The acquisition strengthens AR Metallizing’s global footprint and the inclusion of Eurofoil - Paper Coating GmbH’s staff takes AR Metallizing’s headcount to approximately 700.

Eurofoil - Paper Coating GmbH’s plant in Berlin is well-equipped and enjoys a strong asset base with highly automated equipment, including water-based lacquering and metallizing lines, which are among some of the fastest in the world. The plant enjoys all the key certifications to serve its customers efficiently

‘We are delighted to have completed the acquisition within such an ambitious timeframe and look forward to fully integrating Eurofoil under the AR Metallizing brand in the coming weeks,’ says Dr. Bart Devos, AR Metallizing’s CEO. ‘As well as growing our production capacity and meeting increased customer demand, the acquisition of Eurofoil has expanded the number of products we can offer for direct food contact packaging applications. Likewise, the acquisition will allow us to strengthen our position as a provider of choice for multinational firms looking to use eco-friendly, paper-based packaging and labelling materials,’ adds Bart.

‘The acquisition of Eurofoil marks a new chapter for AR Metallizing, and they can count on Nissha’s ongoing support as they look to extend the portfolio of products available under the AR Metallizing brand, most notably sustainable paper based materials’, says Junya Suzuki, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Nissha.

‘We are happy that the acquisition of our Berlin facilities is completed and that we can continue our journey as part of the AR Metallizing team,’ says General Manager Michael Koblitz of Eurofoil. ‘We look forward to collaborations with our new global colleagues and contributing to the successes of AR Metallizing going forward,’ adds Michael.

Leonard M. Levie, Chairman of the Board of Aluminium Investment Company Ltd. and of its parent, American Industrial Acquisition Corporation, stated “We are proud and grateful for the growth and development of Eurofoil – Paper Coating GmbH under our stewardship. The managers and employees of this company are genuinely experts in their field, dedicated to serving their multinational customers. We wish our colleagues well as they join forces with Nissha and AR Metalizing, a world class industrial group.” 

About AR Metallizing

AR Metallizing is a first-tier global group active in the manufacturing of metallized paper and paperboards for use in the food, beverage and consumer packaging goods industries. AR Metallizing is a subsidiary of Nissha. Nissha is listed on the Tokyo Stock exchange and is highly regarded for its technological leadership.

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