At the last Labelexpo in Brussels while I and Dean Scarbrough, President & Global CEO of Avery Dennison were congratulating Tomas Rink, Chairman Ritrama, on his receiving the Life time achievement award, Hossein almost ran across to take a memorable picture of us. Then last year Hossein, while informing his expansion plans also expressed his desire to consider investing in India. Yesterday he sent to me the following press release;
Mr. Sang-Hun Lee, CEO of Hansol Paper: “The objective of this acquisition will be to enter into the fast growing label business and to ensure Telrol’s further growth with Hansol Paper’s experience and core competency. To strengthen its business portfolio, Hansol Paper became the first Korean paper manufacturer to enter into European market after acquiring the Schades Group, a European market leader in POS thermal paper converting and label manufacturing. As its future business plan, Hansol Paper aims to grow its label converting business to its core business all along with the paper converting of the Schades Group.”
Hoessein Hadaoui, CEO of Telrol Group: “This acquisition will enable the company to further strengthen its competitive position and become a part of a significant pan-European group, as well as Hansol’s competitive advantage and high quality standards will strengthen our position. Our growth strategy will include large scale national and international acquisitions in the label industry and the current employees will be retained and new opportunities for job creation are part of the future growth strategy”.
Peter Møller, CEO of Schades Group: “The acquisition by Hansol will clearly strengthen the competitive advantage not only for Telrol but surely also for Schades and with the two legs in POS paper and Self-adhesive Labels, Hansol Paper will become one of the leading and most progressive partner for the European retail business. It will surely be beneficial for all parties; customers, employees and shareholders”. About Hansol Paper Hansol Paper is the largest subsidiary of the Hansol Group, which was spun out of the Samsung family in 1991. Having operated for 50 years, Hansol Paper is Korea's largest paper manufacturing company with annual revenue of USD 2 billion and total assets of USD 3 billion as of Dec 2013. Hansol Paper has made vast amounts of plant and equipment investments and now has become a global top 3 thermal paper manufacturer.
Hansol Paper is capable of annually producing approximately 2 million tons of Printing & Writing Paper, Duplex Board, Container Board, Specialty Paper, Thermal Paper and several other types of papers.
Hansol Paper has successfully grown to become a global paper manufacturer. Hansol Paper exports more than 50% of its products world-wide. Its mid-term goal is to generate sales revenue of USD 3 billion by 2016 through differentiated products and services.
About Telrol The Company was founded in 1995 with its headquarter based in Almere, the Netherlands. The Telrol Group comprises of Peha Labels, BioLabel, HACCP Label, LMG Ribbons, Kolibri Labels and Q-Tronics, and is the market leader in the Benelux in self-adhesive labels. It services the markets for food, retail, cosmetics, pharma, home and personal care, logistics and the chemical industry.
Leveraging years of experience and an extensive range of converting machinery, the Telrol Group has the flexibility to succeed in these markets. The Group operates on a national and international level.
The Telrol Group now employs 230 people and features over 60 printing and converting machines and virtually unlimited technical possibilities.
About Schades The company was founded in 1916 in Skive, Denmark where it is still headquartered.
Schades Group converts thermal paper for its customers, including receipt paper rolls for cash registers and self-adhesive labels and enjoys a market-leading position in Europe and with a unique customer base including; retail, office stationery, distributors in food and non-food retail as well as logistics. During the past many years, Schades has invested heavily in production facilities, and combined with a strong local presence in the major European markets this has enabled the company to build competitive strength. Schades Group manufactures its products and serves customers from highly advanced factories in Germany, Denmark, the UK and France. The company also has sales offices in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium.
Currently, the combined group of Telrol and Schades represents an annual turnover of approximately EUR 150 million, employs more than 400 people, converts approximately 1 Billion square meters of paper annually and has offices in Germany, Denmark, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Finland and Sweden.
Video's about the Hansol group are available on our website www.telrol.nl or at The Labelmakers Group YouTube channel.