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ICP Group Acquires Protective Coatings Firm Hi-Tech Coatings

Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group) (Andover, Massachusetts, USA) recently acquired Hi-Tech Coatings (Zwaag, The Netherlands), a leading developer and manufacturer of protective coatings for the packaging and commercial printing industries.

ICP Group acquired the company from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg, Germany).

Hi-Tech Coatings develops and produces more than 1,000 environmentally compatible products and formulations, primarily water-based and ultraviolet-curable (UV-curable) coatings. The transaction also established a strategic partnership between Heidelberg and ICP Group to ensure Heidelberg’s future sales of its coating portfolio to customers.

“We’re thrilled to have acquired Hi-Tech Coatings, because its industry leadership will only strengthen and expand ICP ISG’s portfolio of innovative products,” says Doug Mattscheck, CEO of ICP Group. “By uniting the highly skilled, well-trained, and experienced people of ICP and Hi-Tech Coatings, our company is stronger, and so is our unwavering dedication to serving our customers with integrity and customer service.”

Hi-Tech Coatings, whose offerings will become part of ICP Group’s industrial services group, has provided professionals with coatings for nearly 30 years. The acquisition provides the group with two significant opportunities—it expands its product offerings within the high-performance water-based and ultraviolet-curable coatings, and it diversifies and expands its international customer base in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.

Hi-Tech Coatings will also expand ICP Group’s manufacturing footprint by adding new production facilities in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and an additional U.S. facility in Michigan. Finally, it will expand the group’s exposure to global-packaging end markets.

“We are excited to welcome the employees of Hi-Tech Coatings to the ICP family and to enter into this long-term, strategic partnership with Heidelberg,” Mattscheck adds. “We’re looking forward to providing Heidelberg and Hi-Tech Coatings’ customers with exceptional service, an expanded product offering, and an expanded commitment to innovation and growth going forward.”

Source: Hi-Tech Coatings,