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Saertex increases range of carbon materials through acquisition of TK Industries

In July 2019, Saertex acquired one hundred percent of shares in the Bavarian company TK Industries, further expanding its range of heavy-tow carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics.

Saertex increases range of carbon materials through acquisition of TK Industries

TK Industries is a specialized, medium-sized fabric manufacturer based in Selbitz, the district of Hof (Germany). At its production site, the company only processes carbon fibers with the latest multiaxial production technology. The manufacturing technology is optimized for the use of cost-efficient 24k and 50k rovings and according to this, the products manufactured by TK Industries perfectly complement the Saertex range of high-quality multiaxial fabrics. Customers can be found in the industrial and transport sectors, especially in boat building and automotive industry. Other areas of application include wind energy and infrastructure.

In addition to new opportunities for the Saertex Group, there are also advantages for the customers. 

Saertex increases range of carbon materials through acquisition of TK Industries

Christoph Geyer, CEO Saertex Group says:

“The acquisition of TK Industries will provide us with additional capacity in the short term to meet the ever-increasing demand for carbon fiber fabrics and thus enable improved delivery times for our customers,”

The goal is to grow together and use common resources in purchasing, production and distribution. 

Saertex increases range of carbon materials through acquisition of TK Industries

Mirko Ackermann, operations manager TK Industries, looking to the future says:

“We have seen initial successes and are confident that, through the close collaboration, we will further enhance our range of multiaxial carbon fabrics. Our strength lies in spreading heavy tows at low areal weights and processing them into lightweight NCFs.”

Saertex increases range of carbon materials through acquisition of TK Industries

Companies: SAERTEX, TK Industries

Countries: Germany

Terms: Business, News Worldwide

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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