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11 september 2020

Visscher Caravelle is expanding


On August 26, 2020, the industrial fund participation Visscher Caravelle acquired UGF Sud from Portugal. The accessory activities of UGF Industry (UGF OES) in France were also acquired. Both parts have been added to the VanProtech division of Visscher Caravelle. This division is mainly active in the production of Van Protection Panels and accessories that protect the inside of delivery vans.

UGF Sud and UGF OES produce Van Protection Panels for PSA, Opel and Toyota. The combined turnover of these two activities is approximately € 5 million. UGF Sud will continue to manufacture and sell from Portugal as an independent group company. Delivery is made directly to 2 PSA factories in the region. UGF OES will be transferred to VanProtech Poland and fully integrated therein.


With this acquisition, Visscher Caravelle Automotive can expand its Van Protection activities by 70%. It also means a substantial expansion of its customer portfolio within this activity, a great next step in the strategic plan to become the European market leader in Van Protection products for car manufacturers. Anders Invest stepped in 2 years ago to realize these and other growth plans together with the owner's family. The turnover of the company with 1,880 employees worldwide was € 161 million in 2019.


Tiemen van Dijk, CEO of Visscher Caravelle: “As management, we are very happy with this transaction. While the crisis is still under us, Visscher Caravelle has managed to stay on course and that is what makes this transaction possible. We would like to thank all Visscher Caravelle employees for their contribution to this. ”

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