Indorama Ventures completes purchase of DuraFiber Technologies

October 4, 2017

Indorama-Ventures-completes-purchaseGlobal chemical manufacturer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has completed its purchase of DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (Durafiber). Durafiber is a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial, tyre reinforcement, and specialty applications globally.

Durafiber is the sole domestic tyre cord fabric producer in Mexico, and has a broad customer base and long-established relationships with major global tyre companies. This strategic acquisition of Durafiber expands the breadth of IVL’s tyre cord fabric products, and provides the opportunity to leverage IVL’s global scale and assets to capture synergies and vast market opportunities. The automotive fiber market is growing at 6% CAGR in 2017-2021 and has an estimated value at around US$ 10 billion plus.

“We are pleased that Durafiber is now a part of the IVL family. It is an exciting opportunity to strengthen our presence in fast-growing markets in Mexico and Europe, and further enhance the Company’s leading position in Automotive Segment, where we see an enormous opportunity,” Mr. Aloke Lohia, Group CEO of Indorama Ventures said.

“With the acquisition of Durafiber, we will be best positioned to address a wide range of applications in the automotive fiber market, and expand capabilities to deliver best-in-market services to our customers. Offering customers access to a strong portfolio of industry-leading brands, along with a well-integrated of R&D and production facilities across the world are a unique global service proposal to the automotive industry. This highly differentiated value proposition will deliver greater benefits for our customers and drive forward IVL’s next phase of strategic growth as the leading fiber partner for the automotive industry,” he added.

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