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27th July 2018, Bangkok

IVL completes acquisition of Avgol Industries

Avgol has six production sites globally in Israel, the US, Russia, China and India.Indorama Ventures (IVL), a leading chemical producer, has completed its acquisition of Avgol Industries, a manufacturer of nonwoven hygiene fabrics, listed on the Israel’s Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (AVGL.TA).

Indorama Ventures has previously announced its agreement to acquire Avgol on 14 May this year. The acquisition is aligned with IVL’s strategy of pursuing accretive growth opportunities in the high value-added hygiene segment. Avgol is a leading manufacturer of high-performance nonwovens for hygiene applications serving the global baby diaper, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene markets.

Avgol offers a comprehensive range of nonwoven fabrics and has broad expertise in developing and manufacturing customized solutions to address consumer requirements. It has six production sites globally in Israel, the US, Russia, China and India, with a combined production capacity of 203,000 tonnes/annum and has around 900 employees worldwide.

The acquisition offers extensive value creation and synergy within Indorama Ventures, including growth opportunities in adjacent segments through the strong innovation pipeline. The addition of Avgol reinforces IVL’s existing leading position in this segment. IVL is now able to offer a full suite of personal hygiene-oriented nonwoven products that best serve customer needs.  

“We are thrilled to have completed the acquisition of Avgol, and welcome Avgol’s employees to the Indorama Ventures family. This acquisition is another testament to the work of our team and their focus on providing the best value to our customers and driving long-term value creation for our shareholders,” commented Aloke Lohia, Group CEO of Indorama Ventures.

“Avgol is an excellent complement to the IVL’s HVA portfolio and brings a unique expertise in high-performance nonwoven. Given their distinctive position and strong reputation in the personal hygiene segment, IVL now have significant presence in this high-growth market and are well-positioned to capture new growth opportunities.”

Indorama Ventures, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, is one of the world’s leading petrochemicals producers, with a manufacturing footprint across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The company’s portfolio comprises Necessities and High Value-Added (HVA) categories of polymers, fibres, and packaging, selectively integrated with self-manufactured ethylene oxide/glycols and PTA.

Indorama Ventures products serve major FMCG and automotive sectors, i.e. beverages, hygiene, personal care, tire and safety segments.

www.indoramaventures.com

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