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Vosschemie acquires majority of Spheretex

News International-French

6 Mar 2017

Vosschemie GmbH, Uetersen, will hold the majority of shares of Spheretex GmbH, Hilden.

An agreement has been reached that the purchase price shall remain confidential.

The takeover will involve a change of management. Mr Christoph Esser, previously already a co-partner and authorised signatory, will assume management responsibility for Spheretex GmbH at the Hilden location. He will replace Siegfried Gerhards, who will leave the company as of 31 March 2017. Mr Ralph-Michael Bath will remain in management.

Spheretex products are used in a variety of industrial application areas. Volumised core products and reinforcement fibres for the production of thermosetting moulded components in open and closed processes are manufactured. Vosschemie in this way strengthens its position in the lightweight design market segment. The company takeover also enables the targeted further development of the overall portfolio.

Spheretex GmbH, Hilden, has been one of the leader in the manufacture of volumised core products and reinforcement fibres for the production of thermosetting moulded components for more than 25 years. Innovative products and tailored customer solutions make Spheretex GmbH the prime address for process optimisation and weight reduction in the field of fibre-reinforced plastics.

Vosschemie GmbH, Uetersen, has more than 60 years of experience in the field of thermosetting plastics. With more than 200 employees in Germany and both subsidiary companies and representation worldwide, Vosschemie GmbH is a strong partner for the industry, especially when formulations and customer-specific solutions on the basis of unsaturated polyester resins are called for.