Hexcel acquires remaining 59 per stake in UK-based firm Formax

Hexcel acquires remaining 59 per stake in UK-based firm Formax

11:05 AM, 6th January 2016
Hexcel acquires remaining 59 per stake in UK-based firm Formax

STAMFORD, US: Hexcel Corporation said that it has acquired full ownership of Formax UK Limited. Hexcel acquired a 50 percent interest in the privately-owned company in December 2014.

Leicester, UK-based Formax is a leading manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specializing in the production of lightweight carbon fibre multi-axials and highly engineered glass fiber and aramid fiber fabrics. The purchase of the remaining interest in Formax will allow Hexcel to further advance dry reinforcements technology for future aerospace applications and provide scale for growing industrial markets.

“Our joint venture has demonstrated how well Formax technologies and products complement our product line and will help us grow our aerospace and industrial businesses. We believe that fully integrating the Formax operations into Hexcel will enable us to accelerate the synergies between our operations and enhance our abilities to provide innovative solutions to our customers,” said Nick Stanage, chairman, CEO and president, Hexcel.

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