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Milliken acquires assets of Ontera Modular Carpets

This acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s focus on global growth within its floor covering division.

3rd September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Spartanburg, SC


This acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s focus on global growth within its floor covering division, as the company formally enters a new region noted for great market potential.

“Ontera and Milliken share a long history,” said Joe Salley, President and CEO, Milliken & Company. “Our partnership succeeds because of similar unwavering commitments to quality, innovation and environmental stewardship. This acquisition is a natural progression of our relationship.”

New technological capabilities

Founded in 1985, Ontera is headquartered and has operations in Northmead, Sydney. The company has licensed Milliken technology for more than 30 years.

“The addition of Ontera, a well-respected brand, to the Milliken portfolio strategically positions us to enhance our customer base and customer service in Australia and New Zealand,” commented Jim McCallum, President of Milliken’s floor covering division. “We are excited about the potential that our combined technological capabilities and market insights will bring.”

“At Ontera, we have long been impressed with Milliken’s technological capabilities, innovative designs and clear commitment to sustainability,” said Ontera CEO Dean Harriott. “It’s exciting to be part of this world-class company. Our customers will benefit from Milliken’s global product development capabilities, technologies and insights accrued during its 150-year legacy.”

Milliken’s global floor covering division

Milliken is an innovation company. Its community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of US patents held by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, the company works in areas including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials.

Milliken has a rich history of delivering innovative broadloom and modular carpet collections from its award-winning design studios, research centre and manufacturing facilities. Milliken’s flooring products offer inspiring design solutions built from unique insights and an array of technical capabilities.

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