09 Nov 2020
REPOLY, a specialist manufacturer of technical & customized compounds in recycled polypropylene, was sold to Infinex, a group of companies focused on plastics processing, in particular extrusion-based processes.
Since 2006, REPOLY (www.repoly.de), located in Gera (Thuringia), has focused on recycling plastics processing waste & surplus to manufacture recycled compounds at the same or higher product quality level (“upcycling”). Acting as solution provider for its customers, the company provides services from advice on material properties to prototyping and serial production of the recycled compounds. REPOLY supplies more than 100 customer-specific products for B2B applications to customers in manufacturing, automotive, construction and household industries across Europe and South-East Asia.
Infinex Group (infinex-group.de), founded 1968 in Haiterbach (Baden- Wuerttemberg), is a leader in twin-wall panels (“KIBO”), structural panels (“TRIPLEX”), and plastic dimpled sheetings (“ISO DRAIN”). The group has been managed by the Hartl family since its foundation and today employs around 200 employees at its two sites in Germany, as well as in the Czech Republic and the US. Infinex Group supplies a global customer base in the automotive, construction and packaging industries.
The product portfolio of Infinex Group is mainly made of polypropylene and polyethylene. The customer demand to replace virgin input material with recycled materials is largely growing, leading to the necessity to self-recycle own products at the end of the lifecycle and to re-include them in the material cycle 1:1. This not only results in a price advantage for customers, but significantly relieves the environment from new plastics processing from scarce oil reserves. Infinex now plans to set up a new product line from recycled materials under “TRIPLEX ECOline”.
Clairfield International acted as exclusive financial advisor to the owner of REPOLY, Mr Falk Bräuner, who will in future focus mainly on his business in real estate development.
“Clairfield’s competence in process management, deep industry expertise, extensive network and high personal commitment throughout the project were key factors for this successful transaction. I would like to thank Dr Schander, Mr Zygan and the entire Clairfield team.” — Falk Bräuner, founder and CEO of REPOLY.