Kansai Helios completes acquisition of the German coatings manufacturer Wefa

The Kansai Helios Group has completed the acquisition of all assets, including all business activities, brands and employees, of Westdeutsche Farben GmbH (“Wefa”) by the newly set-up group company, Kansai Helios Wefa, in Essen.

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2023.  Image source: Lack weyo - AdobeStock (symbol image).

With this transaction, the group now has a second location in Germany in addition to Kansai Helios Germany in Buchholz-Mendt. Especially in the areas of rail railway coatings and other industrial coatings, this merger is expected to create strong synergies within the group.  Wefa’s decades of experience with water-based coatings is intended to expand the Kansai Helios Group’s field of expertise and create new opportunities in product development.

Expanded brand rage

Wefa’s products join the brand range of the Kansai Helios Group and significantly complement the existing brand range in the areas of rail vehicle paints and coatings for agricultural, construction and earthmoving machinery.

Mag.(FH) Dietmar Jost, Executive Director Kansai Helios Group said: “This acquisition is an important step in the growth strategy of the Kansai Helios Group, which will strengthen its presence in Germany. The group will serve the market as a sy stem supplier with the combined strength of two production units, each specialised in their respective areas: Kansai Helios Germany GmbH in Buchholz-Mendt and the new company in Essen.”

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