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Hexpol Compounding HQ sa.
« on: December 22, 2017, 05:58:52 PM »


Hexpol Compounding HQ sa.

HEXPOL Compounding HQ is located in Eupen, Belgium. It functions as a service provider for the worldwide compounding operations coordinating the following services:

    Research and development coordination
    Global customer agreements
    Global supplier agreements
    Engineering
    Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
    Quality systems
    Training


The worldwide compounding operations include 21 manufacturing sites with more than 1.930 employees and a total worldwide capacity of nearly 643.000 tpa. HEXPOL Compounding HQ provides the vision and structure to allow each plant to best serve their local customers through ongoing training programs and web-based knowledge databases which are amongst the most advanced in the industry. The ambition is to continuously grow and to remain number one custom compounder for all technical rubber applications in the world.

History information

The principle phases in the development of  HEXPOL Compounding HQ are:

1994:
The Swedish Hexagon AB acquires Gislaved Gummi AB, Sweden.

2002:
Acquisition of GFD Technology GmbH, Germany by Hexagon AB.

2004:
Acquisition of Thona Group (founded in 1997), Belgium, with operations in Belgium, Czech Republic, Canada and the US by Hexagon AB.
Decision to keep a headquarter in Belgium (Thona Group) to supervise the activities within the group and to assist the group with various services.

2004:
Foundation of Hexagon Polymers AB.

2007:
Name change from Thona Group into Hexagon Polymers Compounding HQ.

2007:
New Greenfield operations in China and Mexico.

2007:
Acquisition of Goldkey Processing Ltd., US.

2008:
Name change into HEXPOL Compounding HQ (under Hexpol AB, Hexagon Polymers AB before) due to a separate listing of the polymers operations on the OMX stock exchange, Sweden.

2010 (April):
Acquisition of ELASTO, former VTC-TPE, a leading developer and manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer compounds (TPE compounding) with production units in Great Britain and Sweden.

2010 (November):
Acquisition of Excel Polymers with 8 manufacturing sites in the UK, China, Mexico and the USA (5).

2012 (January):
Acquisition of Müller Kunststoffe GmbH, a leading Central European manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer compounds (TPE compounding) with two production units in Southern Germany.

2012 (November):
Acquisition of Robbins Holdings Inc. incl. Robbins LCC, a leading US rubber compounder and a global leader in molded envelopes and curing tubes for especially truck, heavy equipment and airplane tires with two production units.

2014 (August):
Acquisition of Kardoes Rubber Co. from the founder Frank Kardoes who started Kardoes Rubber in 1988, a well-known US rubber compounder with one manufacturing facility in LaFayette, Alabama.

2014 (November):
HEXPOL acquires VIGAR Rubber Compounding business within Grupo Vigar from the founders'families, a well-known European Rubber Compounder with two manufacturing facilities in Spain and Germany.

2014 (December):
HEXPOL acquires the business of Portage Precision Polymers Inc. from the founder Mr. Doug Hartley and his family. Portage Precision is a well-known Rubber Compounder in the US market. with two manufacturing facilities in Ohio (Ravenna and Mogadore). The Ravenna facility is however not included in the transaction and its business will be transferred to other HEXPOL facilities.

2015 (January):
Acquisition of the RheTech group, a well-known Thermoplastics Compounder in the US market from the founders family. RheTech with great experience of polymer compounding is a leading provider of polyolefin compounds, engineered resins and multifunctional colorant and additives with four manufacturing plants.

2016 (June):
Acquisition of BERWIN group, a well-known leading UK rubber compounder with 2 manufacturing facilities in Dukinfield, UK and 1 in Lydney, UK. A further step in expanding and strengthening the HEXPOL Group. Berwin, with its competence and capabilities ,fits nicely into the HEXPOL Group and gives a stronger UK presence.

Hexpol Compounding HQ sa.