Hexpol completes acquisition of Spanish rubber compounder Unica

Malmö, Sweden – Hexpol has completed the previously announced acquisition of 100 percent of Unión de Industrias C.A., S.A. (Unica) from Espiga Capital, a Spain-based private equity firm. Unica is a significant player in rubber compounds in Spain, supplying several demanding customers in the automotive, construction and agriculture sectors.

“Through the acquisition of Unica, we will strengthen our position in rubber compounds for demanding customers in Spain and other EU countries. Unica will be a perfect complement to our existing operations in Spain, mainly active in other sectors,” said Ralph Wolkener and Carsten Rüter, presidents of Hexpol Compounding Europe/Asia.

During the last few years, Unica has made significant investments in equipment and technology and is well positioned to support the transforming automotive market in southern Europe. The company’s strong and experienced management team will stay with the company and further drive growth and technical excellence.

“I am pleased to welcome the Unica team, which we have great respect for, to the Hexpol Group. Unica’s focus on customer satisfaction and quality fits perfectly in our group,” commented Georg Brunstam, president and CEO.

Unica’s turnover in 2020 amounted to 40 MEUR with a profitability below Hexpol Group. Unica operates one advanced compounding facility in Corella, Navarra, Spain, with some 80 employees.

The acquisition price amounts to approximately 48 MEUR on a cash and debt free basis and is funded by a combination of cash and existing bank facilities. All regulatory approvals and contractual terms for the transaction have been met and the acquisition has been completed. The business will be consolidated from July 1.

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