Akzo Nobel Inks (ANI) has signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Trenal S.A., a leading independent supplier specializing in web coldset news and heatset inks. The former shareholders will remain a shareholder of the new group.
Based in Lessines, Belgium, Trenal was established in 1932 and has subsidiaries in a number of countries in and around Europe. Trenal has one of the most modern web inks manufacturing facilities in Europe.
The combination of Trenal and ANI will create a web coldset business that is one of the top three in Europe and also enable ANI to enter the large heatset inks market. The combined company will have in particular strong market positions in the Nordic countries and Benelux.
Following the acquisition, it is planned that Trenal and ANI will continue to operate under their respective brands and all present customer activities will continue. In all other functions it will b
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