Poland: Ineos Enterprises has agreed in principle to sell Ineos Styrenics, its expandable polystyrene (EPS) business, to Synthos for Euro80m. Completion of the transaction is likely to occur in the second half of 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Ineos Styrenics produces EPS for the building, construction and packaging industries at manufacturing sites at Wingles and Ribécourt in Northern France and Breda in the Netherlands. The three production sites are supported by its technology Centre in Breda. Customer Service, Logistics and Finance groups are also located in Breda. The business employs around 250 people who will transfer as part of this deal.
“The aim of the acquisition will be to provide the highest quality EPS to ensure that EPS remain the insulation material of choice for our customers.” said Tomasz Kalwat, CEO of Synthos.
Synthos S.A. is one of the largest manufacturers of chemical raw materials in Poland. The company is the first European manufacturer of emulsion rubbers and is a leading manufacturer of polystyrene for foaming applications. The Company is traded on the Polish stock exchange with its headquarters located in Oświęcim