Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Buys German Prepregs Manufacturer

MCAM has announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of c-m-p GmbH. The acquisition is expected to close in March 2020.

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials AG (MCAM), a global high-performance thermoplastics company headquartered in Switzerland, has signed an agreement to acquire c-m-p GmbH, a German manufacturer of textiles and prepregs made of carbon and other high-performance fibers. Expected to complete in early March 2020, the acquisition agreement has been signed through Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials GmbH, MCAM’s German subsidiary. MCAM has announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of c-m-p, which had been a 50/50 partnership between DowAksa B.V. and c-m-p’s original founders. The agreement will help MCAM to further solidify its position in the composites market.

“On behalf of Dr. Jan Verdenhalven and Michael Juerissen, my co-founding shareholders, I welcome MCAM as the new owner. Becoming an important part of Mitsubishi Chemical’s large global network will allow to develop our company to the next level, becoming an even stronger commercial and technical prepregs partner to our customers,” said Managing Director of c-m-p GmbH, Rolf Dothagen.

MCAM’s worldwide network of industry partners to benefit c-m-p

“Within MCAM, this acquisition improves our ability to produce prepregs solutions for European customers, a further step in our mission of metal to plastic conversion that started over 80 years ago. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation’s (Tokyo, Japan) fully-owned subsidiary, MCAM identified c-m-p as a leader in its areas of expertise and is planning to enlarge and preserve the unique market identity of c-m-p. The c-m-p acquisition and other strategic corporate development activities contribute to our ability to grow consistently and rapidly while maintaining innovation and quality,” said CEO of MCAM, Michael Koch.

The acquisition will allow c-m-p to benefit from Mitsubishi Chemical’s technology developments, customer relationships, and worldwide network of industry partners. c-m-p will also be exposed to new market expertise, specialized skills, and technologies. In addition to its capabilities in the US and Asia, Mitsubishi Chemical will become capable to produce prepregs materials in Europe with the help of the acquisition.

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