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Neschen disposes of US business

Neschen disposes of US business

The Neschen Group has disposed of the main assets of its US subsidiary to a US buyer, including the production plants in Elkridge and Wisconsin, the SEAL brand name and the media and laminator business in the USA.

Neither the name of the buyer, nor the conditions of sale have been disclosed.

Neschen AG had acquired major parts of the US business from its competitor Hunt Corporation (USA) in 2001, in a deal that included the SEAL brand name and several sales and production locations throughout the world. The US subsidiaries most recently contributed around 20 percent to the group’s turnover.

The sale of the US subsidiaries means that their annual losses of 1.5 – 2.0 million euros will no longer have to be covered by the parent companies Neschen AG and Neschen Benelux. The funds thus made available are to be invested in Neschen AG’s core business.

However, the sale was not just aimed at rectifying funding shortfalls as Neschen AG also concluded a cooperation agreement with the buyer for the future supply of laminators under the brand name SEAL. In return, the buyer will continue to operate US business with Neschen products.

Following the signing of the agreement, Henrik Felbier, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Neschen AG commented:  “This is a major step forward for Neschen and we expect that the cooperation agreements concluded in addition to the purchase agreement will lead to a simplification of US business for Neschen AG.”

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