As of 3 March 2020, BÜFA Composite Systems, the German-based supplier of tailor-made unsaturated polyester resins and formulations, will acquire Manningtree-based AOC (UK) Ltd, the leading UK supplier of composite products with over 25 years’ experience in providing distribution and mixing service. AOC Aliancys will remain, as former owner, the supplier of the resins portfolio. In future, the UK company, will trade as BÜFA Composites UK.
With the purchase of AOC (UK) Ltd., BÜFA Composite Systems is not only expanding its presence in the UK market, but also consolidating its leading position as a specialty manufacturer for the composites market in Europe.
“This will strengthen more than just our market activities”, explains Felix Thalmann, CEO of the BÜFA Group. “This is the coming together of two strong and complementary partners.”
Resins from AOC Aliancys, who have supplied BÜFA Composite Systems for more than 50 years, are transformed into specialities by the Rastede-based chemical company. The complete package also includes a long-standing sales partnership in numerous European markets.
“We are glad to strengthen our trusting, successful cooperation with BÜFA, and at the same time create a stronger company in the UK. This will serve our customers even better and create a bright future for our UK employees”, says Joe Salley, Global CEO AOC Aliancys.
“After March 3rd, the AOC Aliancys portfolio will be offered through BÜFA Composites UK. In combination with the BÜFA specialties product range and already existing products, capabilities and fantastic team of BÜFA Composites UK, this will create a high quality, full fledge solution provider for all Composites customers in the UK”, adds Lothar Kempf, Managing Director of BÜFA Composite Systems.