Profine Group has announced that it has acquired essential assets from Aperture Group, formerly Synseal.
The Aperture Group, based in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, was known for its brands such as Legend, Synerjy, Evolve, Calibre Doors, Norvik New Build and WarmCore. The deal was for the purchase of both the extrusion and finished products assets from the administrators of Aperture Trading, for an undisclosed sum.
The Kömmerling brand in the UK has reportedly seen increasing market share, most notably in the last 18 months, and Profine Group says it has been continually looking at various options in terms of opening a dedicated manufacturing facility. This has now been realised through a dedicated business as Profine UK Extrusions (www.profine-uk.com), boasting 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. Profine adds that this acquisition will further strengthen this position and will provide a strong platform for continued growth in the UK.
Gareth Jones, managing director of Profine UK, commented: “This is wonderful news for all parties concerned and provides us with an integrated mixing, extrusion and lamination facility in the UK. 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.”
Dr. Peter Mrosik, CEO and owner of Profine Group, added: “With this acquisition, we are strengthening our strong international market position and continuing our success story in the UK market. We are thus underlining our goal of being the leading company in our industry for each of our markets. I am genuinely pleased to have the new colleagues from the UK on board and warmly welcome them to the Profine family.”