The Fedrigoni Group, global leader in the production of high value-added special papers for packaging, publishing, and graphics, as well as premium labels and self-adhesive materials, announces the acquisition of Divipa, a Spanish company headquartered in Derio, a few kilometres from Bilbao, which develops, manufactures and distributes self-adhesive materials, with an estimated turnover of 24 million euros in 2021 and about fifty employees.
Divipa was founded in 1971 by the Alvaro family, which has transferred 100% of the capital to Fedrigoni but remains in the management team with some of its members. With this acquisition – the fifth in two years in the Self-Adhesives sector after the Italian Ritrama, the Mexican IP Venus and Ri-Mark and the American Acucote – the Group further strengthens its position as the third player in the world for selfadhesive materials, where it operates through several brands such as Arconvert, Manter and Ritrama.
In fact, Fedrigoni is today the main producer of wine labels and plays a leading role in high-tech selfadhesive labels and films for food, pharmaceutical, automotive, personal and home care sectors and many more.
“The entry of Divipa into the Group is a new milestone in our growth path in the world of self-adhesive materials – confirms Marco Nespolo, CEO of the Fedrigoni Group -. We have not taken one step backwards in moving our strategic plan forward: broadening the offer in attractive segments and expanding our global presence, also via targeted acquisitions, to obtain a direct stronghold in all the main geographical markets. We extend a welcome to our Divipa colleagues who are joining our 4,000 people”.
“With the acquisition of Divipa, which joins the two self-adhesives production units we already have in Spain, we continue our expansion in the increasingly promising sector of self-adhesive materials – adds Fulvio Capussotti, Executive Vice President of the Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives division -. This operation will allow us to increase production capacity and create numerous synergies in production and procurement”.
The agreement was also hailed with satisfaction by Jaime Alvaro Alvaro, the founder of Divipa: “The Fedrigoni Group is a solid industrial reality expanding strongly at an international level, with ambitious development goals. I am pleased that my company and my people are becoming part of it, I am confident they will find the right ground to grow and consolidate significantly in the next few years”.