Effective April 16, 2015, the Reifenhäuser Group acquired the German spinneret manufacturer and longstanding supplier Enka Tecnica. Uwe Gaedike will continue as CEO of the company, which will operate as an independent business unit within the Reifenhäuser Group. With this acquisition, Reifenhäuser is expanding the know-how across the value chain and taking the next strategic step for further growth.
For long term success in the market, Reifenhäuser consistently pursues technology leadership through in-house development and the acquisition of companies with know-how in market-relevant technologies. Bernd Reifenhäuser, CEO of the Reifenhäuser Group, says: «Our customers are won over, above all, by our leading technology. With Enka Tecnica, the specialist in spinnerets, we can accelerate future development in the area of extrusion tools, and further establish our leading market position in the field of nonwovens. However, our goal is to achieve growth in all of Enka Tecnica’s business areas. As a result, all of the existing business relations will be left unchanged, and all of the existing product segments will continue to be further developed».
In addition to the market segment spinnerets for nonwovens, which is of particular relevance for Reifenhäuser, Enka Tecnica also serves the segments wet and dry spinning, melt spinning, and micro components.