AR Metallizing has solidified its leadership position by acquiring Malaga Produtos Metalizados, a high-quality manufacturer of labelling products in Brazil. Today, Malaga Produtos Metalizados is a major player in the Brazilian metallized paper market.

Malaga Produtos Metalizados will be a fully owned subsidiary of AR Metallizing. The acquisition has no impact on the jobs of the company’s 164 employees. Also the members of the Malaga family will remain active.

About AR Metallizing

AR Metallizing’s core market is labelling and flexible packaging. Today, AR Metallizing supplies its innovative products to customers worldwide from production sites in Belgium, Italy and US.

With the expansion in Brazil, AR Metallizing and the Nissha Group will increase its presence in the world’s fastest-growing market for labelling and packaging. Furthermore, it ensures a solid and reliable supply chain for current and future customers in Latin America.

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About Malaga Produtos Metalizados

Malaga Produtos Metalizados was founded in the 1960s. Over the years, the company has proven to be an innovative, successful pioneer in vacuum coating in Brazil and became the number one player in the Brazilian market.

The acquisition of the factory in Osasco offers a sterling opportunity for both Malaga Produtos Metalizados and AR Metallizing to expand their businesses. The acquisition has no impact on the jobs of Malaga Produtos Metalizados’ 164 employees.

Dr Bart Devos, CEO of AR Metallizing and vice-president of the Nissha Group, is enthusiastic about the opportunities that will be created with this acquisition. He said: "Given its perfect location in the world’s fastest-growing beer market and its continuous innovations throughout the years, Malaga Produtos Metalizados is the perfect partner for us in order to continue to grow and to invest in our core business, worldwide. Together we will strive to create the best products for our partners in Latin America."

Junya Suzuki, president and CEO, chairman of the board of the Nissha Group, is also very positive. He said: "With this strategic acquisition, the future in the Latin American market looks very promising. It gives AR Metallizing an opportunity to bring its innovative and sustainable products to an even wider audience."

Francisco Malaga, founder of Malaga Produtos Metalizados, also sees great potential in this acquisition. He said: "With this development, our company will become a bigger global player. The strong innovative power of AR Metallizing offers our group a foundation on which we can continue to grow.

"For the family, our staff and our customers, it is a great opportunity to team up with AR Metallizing and to jointly work on R&D projects and to create innovative solutions for our customers."

Silvia Garcia-Luengo, VP sales manager for AR Metallizing in Latin America, added: "We are excited to expand our global footprint. This acquisition will help us achieve our goal of being a global supplier with a local presence. It will improve our service, flexibility and drive future growth opportunities."