The Röchling Engineering Plastics Group is taking over the North Italian machining specialist Leder Orago S.r.l. in Gozzano effective as of the 1st December 2011.
Leder Orago will become part of the Business Unit Machined Components of the Röchling High-Performance Plastics Group, which operates 15 machining facilities world-wide. With the take-over, Röchling raises their competence in the field of plastic applications, material development as well as machining.
The enterprise Leder Orago S.r.l. at the location in Gozzano, where 46 employees generate a turnover of approx. Euro 5.0 million, has been steadily developing in the last few years. Willy Bölscher, Director of the Business Unit Machined Components, is positive about the acquisition: "Leder Orago represents for us a good platform for further expanding our business in Italy. The good technical equipment of the company as well as the high degree of competence of management and the staff offer a very good basis for further future growth."
With the company Röchling Machined Plastics S.r.l. in Arcisate, Röchling has had a machining operation for thermoplastics and composites at their disposal in Italy since 1994, and with the further commitment signalises sustainable interest in the Italian market. Bölscher: "With a global market share of more than seven percent, Italy is the fourth largest manufacturer of mechanical engineering products in the world and thus for us an important sales market for machined components made of plastic."