RKW Group subsidiary RKW Agri intends to take over business operations of Germany-based film manufacturer Biofol Film, grow its agricultural and construction sectors

FRANKENTHAL, Germany , April 11, 2014 (press release) – Acquisition of the German film manufacturer Biofol Film pending.

Frankenthal, April 10, 2014 – RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG intends to take over the business operations of the German film manufacturer Biofol Film GmbH and is thus pursuing its objectives of growth in the agricultural and construction sectors. The acquisition is conditional on approval by the German Anti-Trust Commission.

RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidiary of the RKW Group, a leading manufacturer of plastic films and nonwovens. With the acquisition of Biofol Film, RKW will concentrate its expertise in the field of agricultural and construction films and further expand this segment.

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The RKW Group

At its locations in Michelstadt und Philippsthal, RKW Agri produces agricultural films, round bale nets and plastic films such as pondliners and geomembranes for the water, waste management and civil engineering sectors.

The RKW Group is one of the leading international manufacturers of high-quality plastic films and nonwovens. The company develops and produces film and nonwoven solutions for various applications at 20 locations around the world. These include product and service solutions for the Hygiene and Medical fields as well as the packaging industry (Industrial and Consumer Packaging), Technical Films for the converting industry and products for the agricultural and construction industries.

The RKW Group has been setting standards in terms of quality, innovation, and service for almost 60 years, from which our local and global customers benefit. The independent, family-owned company employs more than 3,000 people and generated sales of EUR 860 million in 2013.

Biofol Film GmbH

Biofol Film GmbH develops and manufactures a broad range of plastic films for construction, agriculture, landscape gardening and packaging on highly advanced and efficient production lines at its location in Unseburg / Germany. Its products are sold throughout Europe and Russia.

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