ORAFOL Europe, GmbH (“ORAFOL”) Announces the Merger of ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc.

22 Mar 2013

ORAFOL Europe, GmbH (“ORAFOL”) is pleased to announce the merger of ORACAL USA, of Black Creek, GA and ORAFOL Americas Inc. of Avon, CT. The merger positions the combined company as a leading manufacturer of PSA films, reflective materials and industrial tapes in the Americas. Effective July 1st of 2013 both entities will be restructured to form ORAFOL Americas, Inc. with Randall Mertz and Andrew McNeill named as CEO and President, respectively.

ORACAL USA draws on more than 200 years of manufacturing experience and a sustained record of product innovation. ORACAL manufactures and markets a wide range of premium pressure-sensitive films and industrial tapes for sign, screen print and digital imaging applications. ORACAL products are truly Engineered to Perform Better™.

ORAFOL Americas Inc. supplies a full range of reflective solutions sold into a wide range of reflective applications including traffic signs, vehicle conspicuity, personal safety and maritime safety applications. Products are sold under the Reflexite® and ORALITE® brand names and are Engineered to Save Lives™.

Together ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc. have complementary product lines, a long-term strategic view focused on innovation, and both are driven by the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction. Together they will provide an enhanced manufacturing capability and product offering to their current and future customers.

“The merger of ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc. will create more efficiency’s and give us a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The Black Creek, GA facility will continue to be the center of excellence for graphics and industrial tapes and the Avon, CT facility will continue to be the center of excellence for reflective products. We are excited about the opportunities this merger will bring to all of our employees and customers. Our aggressive growth plans will require continued investment in people, technology, equipment and factories as well as new products and market opportunities.” said Randy Mertz, CEO of the newly merged ORAFOL Americas Inc.

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