Akcros: A leader in its field
Akcros Chemicals is one of the world leaders in the field of additives for the processing and manufacturing of polymers. It manufactures polyvinylchloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU), polyolefins (PO) and is a specialty supplier of additives to the sealants, paint and coatings markets.
Having been founded in 1937, the business serves a wide range of international customers through its highly developed global sales network of Sales Managers, Agents and Distributors.
From a market-leading position, Akcros delivers packaged technical solutions from its manufacturing units in Europe and the USA and has a proven track record of producing products of the highest quality, efficiency and reliability.
GIL acquired the business from Akzo Nobel in 2007 and has supported local management in developing the business globally through a mixture of organic growth and acquisitions such as Verdex in May 2014.
Akcros then acquired the PVC additives business from Lamberti in late 2015 and was subsequently approached by Valtris Specialty Chemicals, a HiG portfolio business, in early 2016 and ultimately was sold in April 2016.
The sale of Akcros represents one of GIL’s most successful exits but also sees the end of a relationship with a fantastic management team led by Richard Catchpole and supervised by Thomas Engelen.