Dynamica is constantly aiming to develop its companies. Some noteworthy events are listed hereunder.
Foresco Packaging expands its activities once more with the acquisition of Arifal. Thanks to the takeover, turnover grows to EUR 65M, strengthening the group's market leadership.
Arifal, with production sites in Genk and Beringen, is a leading supplier of new and used wooden pallets. The company operates a fully automated production and employs soms 35 people.
Takeover talks were initiated well before the Covid-19 crisis. It is a deliberate choice to complete the transaction today. During the coming months, Arifal's activities will be integrated in the larger group, whereby all personnel will remain on board.
With a turnover of 55 million euros, the combined group becomes the largest supplier of tailor made packaging made of wood and cardboard in Belgium and the southern part of the Netherlands. Through this acquisition, the consolidation in the sector is further accelerated.
Both companies are very complementary. Group Royer mainly focuses on automated production of tailor made pallets; Foresco Packaging on the other hand mainly produces smaller batches, often by hand, of pallets, boxes, crates, wood-cardboard combinations and related packaging services.
The group produces several millions of pallets, crates and boxes per year and employs about 250 people.
LivWise continues its growth with the acquisition of the famous Belgian brand Barbecook.
Barbecook exists since 35 years and is one of the largest players on the barbecue market. By taking over this great Belgian brand, LivWise hopes to strengthen its position on the Benelux and international market.
The addition of Barbecook to the in-house brands, means a strong extension of the LivWise range. Many Barbecook employees are also moving from Kortrijk to Deinze. By doing so, LivWise preserves the know-how of the company and will keep on working towards a bright future for all brands within LivWise.
With this acquisition, Arseus Medical now also offers solutions for hand and foot surgery, both implants and the necessary instruments.
eXmedical is constantly looking for the newest innovations, to ensure top quality and performance and a perfect outcome for both surgeon and patient.
The leading international partners which eXmedical represents, including in2bones & Groupe Lépine, perfectly match the Arseus Medical philosophy.
Within the larger group, eXmedical will now be able to focus even more on executing its growth strategy.
LivWise, founded in 1995, offers a wide range of essential kitchen and home accessories.
In addition to its own brands Point-Virgule, Dotz and Rixx, LivWise distributes products from leading manufacturers such as Sistema, Kilner, Chroma, Crushgrind and many others.
An in-house warehouse operation of 8.000m² enables LivWise to combine quality, reliability and speed in its service offering.
With the entry of 2 new partners, LivWise prepares itself for a future of further growth and internationalisation, both organically and through takeovers. As such, today the takeover of Anbel was announced, a company active in distribution since over 40 years.
Lameris distributes a range of products for critical care (pain therapy, monitoring, DVT-prevention), point-of-care (glucose, lactate, hematology and sampling), as well as diagnostica (serology, parasitology and quick screening tests) to hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centres.
The product range complements well with Arseus Medical's, reinforcing the company's high tech product offering to clients.
Lameris employs about 20 people who will join the Arseus family.
Read the full press release below (in Dutch).
As medical distributor, Axamed supplies a complete range of consumables and investment goods to hospitals, psychiatric institutions and nursing homes.
The range consists of leading products for revalidation, wound care, transfer aids, laundry management, bathing and shower systems etc.
Axamed therefore fits very nicely with Arseus Medical's current distribution activities. The logistical operations and technical service will be fully integrated in the Bornem site. The takeover brings some 10 new Axamed colleagues to Arseus Medical.
GIMV takes a 15 milion euro stake in Arseus Medical.
Gimv intends to support Arseus Medical during the coming years in its growth and expansion to adjacent markets. The company boasts the amibition to play a leading role as consolidator in a fragmented Benelux market.
Since Dynamica took over Arseus Medical in 2014, the company already realised 4 add-on acquisitions.
Read the full press release below.
Belgian fashion brands Terre Bleue and Gigue combine their forces for an international breakthrough. Both brands intend to further expand their market position and stress their faith in the future of Belgian fashion.
The cooperation between Terre Bleue and Gigue will further strengthen both Belgian fashion brands in the national and international fashion landscape.
Medeios supplies 'bandagisterie' solutions relating to mobility and orthopedics. Customers include hospitals and other care institutions, but also home nursing and individual customers are taken care of through cooperation with a number of renowned health funds / health insurers.
Thanks to in-house logistics and care providers, an optimal service offering is guaranteed. Medeios employs some 10 people.
Through this takeover, Arseus Medical reinforces its offering and geographical coverage in Belgium for bandagisterie services.