Kansai Helios acquires Beckers’ global railway coatings business

Kansai Helios will, after completion of closing conditions, acquire all business assets of Beckers in the Railway Coatings segment, such as recipes and railway homologations and customer database – excluding customers from India and China.

A red-painted train in a wintry forest.
The asset purchase agreement for the acquisition of the Railway Coatings business of Beckers Group's company Becker Industrie SAS Image source: Three-shots - Pixabay (symbol image).

As a part of this transaction, Kansai Helios will establish a new and at the same time its first subsidiary in France, Kansai Helios France SAS. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023.

Product range and technologies will be transferred to Kansai Helios

The Beckers Group provides, among other products, a wide range of innovative industrial coatings designed to protect railway vehicles. In addition to the solvent-borne range, the company also offers a full waterborne range. Those product range and technologies will be transferred to Kansai Helios and integrated to the existing portfolio. After closing the process, Kansai Helios France SAS will take over the relevant employees of Becker Industrie SAS in the railway coating business.

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