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The Soudal Group is Europe’s leading independent manufacturer of sealants, PU-Foams and adhesives. The company, established in 1966 by its chairman, Mr. Vic Swerts, proudly remains family owned and independent from large multinational corporations.
Soudal is a strong brand all over the world. It serves professionals in construction, retail channels and industrial assembly and has nearly 50 years of experience with end-users in over 130 countries worldwide. With 17 manufacturing sites on 4 continents and 60 subsidiaries worldwide, Soudal ensures optimal technical and logistical support.
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Soudal acquires South-Korean sealant producer Dong Yang

Dong Yang acquisition Soudal

Soudal acquires the South-Korean sealant producer Dong Yang Silicone Co. Ltd. The company has a turnover of 30 million euro and a product portfolio similar to that of Soudal. This acquisition is a further step in the geographical expansion of Soudal and strengthens its position in the Asian markets.

Dong Yang Silicone was established in 2003 and develops and manufactures silicone sealants, MS sealants and acrylic sealants. The company employs 52 people and focuses on the construction sector, industrial markets and the glazing industry. In these sectors, Dong Yang has achieved a leading position in its Korean home market.

Dong Yang‘s current management will stay in charge and the entire company staff will remain in place. For the coming years there are plans to expand both production capacity and employment.

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Here we discuss the main global developments, as well as events and figures for 2016.

Soudal acquires adhesives producer Mitol

Soudal is proud to announce the acquisition of Slovenia based adhesive manufacturer Mitol. The company has a turnover of 17 million euro and a product portfolio of more than 500 high-quality technical adhesives, further strengthening Soudal’s position on the industrial adhesives market.
Soudal Mitol

Mitol was founded in 1947 in the Slovenian town of Sežana, originally as a dairy company. In 1954 the first glue was developed. In the next decades Mitol expanded to the production of synthetic adhesives. The company gained a strong position in the Balkan countries, after which new export markets were explored.

Currently, Mitol realizes 60% of its turnover in export to more than 30 countries and employs 81 people. Mitol’s product portfolio consists of dispersions, hot melt and PVA/PU based adhesives. These products are mainly destined for the professional woodworking, paper and packaging industry as well as to the bonding of floor covering.

Soudal’s long-term vision for Mitol is to become an Eastern-European center of excellence for adhesives and dispersions.

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Soudal UK New Address

SOUDAL INVESTS IN NEW UK WAREHOUSE & OFFICES

As a result of several years of impressive sales growth in the UK, Soudal (UK) Ltd have now re-located to new premises in the UK.

The new premises are significantly larger than the previous home for Soudal and represent an important investment and commitment into the UK market. The new warehouse space will ensure that service levels will continue to improve. As a result of the additional space the UK product range can also be developed much further. This will allow further strengthening within core UK markets and also open up new and exciting possibilities in other segments of the market.

Other investments as part of the move include a new and faster IT infrastructure, improved telecommunications system, new warehouse racking and all new warehouse vehicles.

The larger offices include an improved product Showroom, more meeting rooms and a more efficient and comfortable working environment for the sales, marketing and operations teams.

The new address:

Soudal House,

Unit 1,

Centurion Way,

Centurion Park,

Tamworth. B77 5PN.

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Record Turnover in 2016 for Soudal

In 2016, Soudal has achieved a turnover of € 670 million, which is an increase of € 40 million or 6,3% compared to 2015. The net result amounts to € 25 million. Soudal invested more than € 30 million in 2016.

Soudal 2016

Investments
The Soudal Group is pursuing ambitious investment projects throughout Belgium and neighbouring countries. A new production hall has been built at its headquarters in Turnhout. The facility contains cutting-edge 'disposal robots' and state-of-the-art filling machines with a capacity of 200 cartridges per minute. The central warehouse in Turnhout is also currently being expanded by 15,500 m2. The production and storage capacity of other production sites in Belgium (Aerotrim) and in Slovenia and in the USA has also been significantly increased.

New subsidiaries and acquisitions
The Soudal distribution network now incorporates sites in Morocco and Sweden. A further three new subsidiaries have been established in Dubai, Kazakhstan and Iran, boosting the Group's global presence to 60 branches that bear the Soudal name. In Belgium, Soudal acquired the PU system developer Sapac.

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Increase of employment
At Head Office, a further 45 employees joined the Soudal Group, making the total around the world more than 2,550.

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André Greipel again successful in Tour of Britain



Lotto Soudal top sprinter and German national champion André Greipel won the first stage of the 2016 Tour of Britain. This is already Greipels fifth victory in the Tour of Britain, after having won in 2010 (3 stages) and 2015 (1 stage). Altogether, André Greipel has already won 162 pro races in his career, of which at least one stage in each of the eleven last Grand Tours he participated in. Soudal is proud to have this international sprint star in its team!

Congratulations 20 years Soudal UK

Soudal UK 20 years

Soudal wins Golden Bridge Award

Soudal Golden Bridge Award 2015Soudal is proud to announce that it was awarded the prestigious Golden Bridge Trade & Export Award for outstanding achievements in export to the UK. This prize is awarded annually to the most successful Belgian manufacturing company exporting to the UK.

The members of the jury praised the impressive track record of 40% growth during the last three years, the high degree of integration in the UK market and the array of products specifically designed for the UK market. This shows respect for local markets and a long-term vision to implement all necessary steps for sustainable growth.

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Soudal continues international expansion

Soudal continues international expansion
Soudal introduces three new affiliates in Hanoi, Bangkok and Casablanca



Soudal announces the opening of three new affiliates in Thailand, Vietnam and Morocco. These new offices are part of Soudals strategy to be present in all continents with their own employees and subsidiaries. With the opening of these three establishments Soudal will now own 47 affiliates worldwide.

Soudal already created a strong presence on the Asian building market with three local production units in India (Delhi and Chennai) and China (Shanghai). With the commissioning of its own affiliate in Vietnam and Thailand, the company will strengthen its position in this booming South East Asian region. The offices are located in Hanoi and Bangkok and will operate as independent affiliates of the Soudal group with multiple employees. With the introduction of strong brands such as Fix ALL®, T-REX® and Silirub®, Soudal wants to offer high quality products in a booming Asian construction market.

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Tour of Britain



André Greipel won the seventh stage in the Tour of Britain. He defeated Elia Viviani after a very close sprint. Three escapees went clear after a very fast first hour: Dowsett, Briggs and Cullaigh. Before halfway they got a maximum of nine minutes on the bunch, where Lotto Soudal controlled the race. The gap of the escapees went down and at ten kilometers from the finish they were caught. Sky, IAM and Lotto Soudal were the dominant teams during the preparation of the sprint, but André Greipel was the fastest of the whole bunch, his sixteenth victory of the season, the thirty-fifth for Lotto Soudal.

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SOUDAL acquires Polish adhesive manufacturer Bochem

3rd acquisition in 2014 underlines ambitious plans for growth

Soudal BochemSOUDAL announces the full takeover of Zaklady Chemiczne BOCHEM Sp. z.o.o. (BOCHEM), Poland’s independent manufacturer of industrial adhesives for the furniture-, shoe-, building- and automotive industry. BOCHEM employs a staff of 88.

Bochem was established in 1991 and initially produced adhesives for the shoe industry. Since then the company has known significant growth by means of international expansion and extension of its product range. Today Bochem not only supplies a wide range of adhesives to various industries but has established a successful business unit for the production of modified starch for the drywall industry as well as a business unit for adhesive based lamination.

Soudal BochemThe company has built a strong presence in Poland and exports ca 40% of its turnover, mainly to countries in Central- and Eastern Europe. The 2 production units are situated in Pionki, 100km to the south of Warsaw.

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Soudal joins Lotto-Soudal worldtour cycling team

Genius Gun: the easiest PU foam to handle!

A world première in the market of PU foams… simply genius!

Soudal Genius Gun
Regular users of hand held PU foam often experience inconveniences. For instance: the need to hold the can and operate the adaptor simultaneously, the difficulty of applying the foam and especially the limitations of re-using the foam after the first usage of the can.
 
For Soudal, continuous product innovation based on market needs is of paramount importance therefore, we have been diligently working on overcoming these inconveniences and the result speaks for itself; GENIUS GUN ®: the easiest PU foam to handle!
 
The Genius Gun is a specially designed patented trigger mechanism ensuring precise application and removing the need for an additional gun. The ergonomic handgrip fits perfectly and can be easily operated with one hand. The built-in closing system with bung permits re-use of the can for up to 6-weeks.
 
Soudal Genius Gun
In short, Genius Gun means
  • extreme comfort
  • accurate application
  • re-usage
Genius Gun, simply genius!
 
 
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Soudal Acquires Swedish Proflex AB

SOUDAL ACQUIRES SWEDISH PROFLEX AB



SOUDAL, the Belgian manufacturer of sealants, foams and adhesives confirms its strategic vision by expanding into the Scandinavion region. As of February 10th 2016, Soudal acquires full majority in Proflex Trading AB, its former importer. Proflex becomes the 54th Soudal branch worldwide. Proflex has been Soudal’s exclusive importer in Sweden for many decades and has already established a solid reputation as a reliable partner for distributors in the professional construction market. In addition to the distribution of Soudal products,

Proflex is strong in construction products for the windows market, complementary to Soudal’s Window System. In order to be fully integrated in the worldwide structure of the Soudal group, the name Proflex will evolve into Soudal Proflex AB. The takeover of the Proflex business includes all employees and assets and its current manager Mr. Håkan Blommé, will become the countrymanager of Soudal in Sweden.

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Soudal reinforces its position

The acquisition of a Baltic manufacturer of high-performance sealants offers huge prospects for growth.

Soudal announces the full acquisition of Tenachem (Latvia), a leading producer of sealants specially developed for sealing double glazed units. With this purchase, Soudal has added a new technology to its already impressive product portfolio. Tenachem has 73 employees and currently exporting 95% of its products in around 40 countries worldwide.

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Soudal named top-performer in study by Deloitte and VBO

According to a recent study from Deloitte and the Federation of Belgium Companies (VBO), Soudal is a "top-performer" because Soudal belongs to the highest category for its turnover growth in combination with profitability.


Only 4% of the companies surveyed belong to this group, in which - next to Soudal - also Audi, Sioen Industries, GSK, Accent, Barco and Alpro are mentioned.

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CE marking construction products

As of the 1st of July 2013, the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR), has become effective. CE-labeling for many construction products is necessary across all the member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) with the addition of Switzerland and Turkey.
 
For sealants a co-existence period shall be valid from 1 July, 2013 to 1 July, 2014.
 
The CPR stipulates that every construction product, with a CE-label, has to be accompanied by a Declaration of Performance (DoP).
 
Soudal, as a manufacturer, shall mark the necessary Soudal-products with the correct CE-label and prepare the respective DoP, digitally or on paper, in the language of the targeted market.
 

'Entrepreneur of the year 2011'

Soudal wins 'Entrepreneur of the year 2011' Award in Flanders, Belgium
 

On October 11th, Prime minister Yves Leterme announced the winner of the 17th edition of the 'Entrepreneur of the year 2011' award in Flanders, Belgium. Among all finalists, Soudal nv and its founder Vic Swerts came out on top.
 
With this award, the organizer Ernst & Young rewards successful Belgian companies for their outstanding growth and sense for innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, sustainability and management.
 
The other nominees were Arseus, Waterleau and Willy Naessens Group.
 
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