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18 may 2022

Anders Invest signs 100% participation Royal Leerdam - Crisal

Anders Invest has signed an agreement to purchase a 100% participation in Royal Leerdam and its affiliated company Crisal – Cristalaria Automática S.A.  The companies manufacture table glass for the European market from the Netherlands and Portugal( under the Royal Leerdam and Crisal Glass brands, has a turnover of approximately € 120 million and employs more than 600 employees in the Netherlands and Portugal.

 

Glass has been produced in Leerdam since 1765. With the arrival of the glass factory in 1878, Royal Leerdam was founded.  With the Crisal factory in Portugal, founded in 1944, Royal Leerdam has grown into a strong player in the European market of table glass.  The company operates from the production site in Leerdam in the Netherlands and Marinha Grande in Portugal.  In addition, the distribution center is located in Gorinchem. Royal Leerdam and Crisal serve customers in retail, wholesale and hospitality throughout Europe, Australia, India, New Zealand and the Middle East.

 

Anders Invest has acquired its interest from Libbey Glass LLC.  Libbey has decided to divest its European activities in order to strategically prioritize and expand its business within its core markets, especially the Americas. The closing of this transaction is anticipated to occur at the end of this month. Following the close of the transaction, Libbey and Anders Invest will maintain an ongoing commercial relationship, including uninterrupted access to products and other support.

 

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Participation Arte Last week Anders Invest realized a 70% participation in Arte Holding from Helmond. Arte is a top player in the production of sustainable worktops in granite, composite, Dekton and ceramics. Arte has a turnover of approximately € 15-20 million and offers employment to 65 employees. Arte started in 1995 in Deurne and since the move to Helmond in 2001, production has been carried out with high-quality machinery and advanced automation. Arte produces kitchen worktops and stone applications for interior projects. Sale is to a wide circle of kitchen specialists, interior designers and architects in the middle and high segment. Arte has a modern and highly automated production facility with CNC machines, polishing machines, water jets and robotized transport and storage systems. The company has a strong eye for sustainability and CSR and has been nominated for the Koning Willem I prize for this. In addition to an independent foundation, Arte has set up a project: 'Arte Right To Education' (A.R.T.E.) with the aim of creating a child labor free zone around the quarries where Arte purchases its granite. Anders Invest acquires its interest from founder and general manager Hugo van Osch. Niels van den Beucken will retain an interest in the company and will manage the company together with new shareholder Froukje van Osch. Anders Invest will continue to work actively with the current management to continue growth and further professionalize the organization.

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