Hultafors Group Conference 2018
Hultafors Group acquires Hellberg Safety AB
Hultafors Group has signed an agreement to acquire Hellberg Safety AB (“Hellberg”) based in Stenkullen, Sweden. Closing will take place with immediate effect.
Hellberg is a specialized supplier of hearing protection, face protection and communication solutions for personal protection purposes. Founded in Sweden in 1962, the company has grown to now have presence in 50 markets with its own R&D, production, assembly and warehouse operations at the headquarters in Stenkullen, outside Gothenburg. Net sales amounted to 66 MSEK in 2017 with a profitability well in line with Latour’s financial targets. The company has approx. 20 employees.
The acquisition is part of Hultafors Group's strategy to broaden its portfolio within the PPE area. Through the acquisition, Hultafors Group will gain access to a complete portfolio of highly advanced hearing protection products as well as direct customer relationships with some well recognized blue-chip companies.
“We are thrilled about this acquisition as we think Hellberg will be a perfect match for Hultafors Group in fulfilling our ambitions within the PPE-area and we see a lot of opportunities going forward when combining the Hellberg portfolio with the Hultafors Group sales network”, says Ole Kristian Jødahl, CEO at Hultafors Group AB.
“Hultafors Group is a company which we have known for quite some time and we believe that Hultafors Group’s existing customer relations and network in many countries will serve as an excellent foundation in taking the current business of Hellberg to the next level”, say Joakim Ohlander and Colin MacKenzie, previous owners of Hellberg.