Schweiter Technologies completes acquisition of Athlone Extrusions

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Arial view of Athlone Extrusions' production facility

Swiss group Schweiter Technologies has completed its acquisition of Athlone Extrusions Ltd, which was previously announced on 3 July.

Athlone Extrusions is based in Athlone, Ireland and is one of the leading manufacturers of coloured opaque multilayer plastic sheeting in Europe. The plastic sheets are primarily used by thermoformers.

The company is a privately owned, independent thermoplastic sheet extruder and compounder.

The 14,000 square-metre facility in Athlone has a production capacity of 28,000 tonnes per annum.

Athlone Extrusions has sales offices in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands and exports to over 40 countries worldwide.

The Horgen, Switzerland-based Schweiter Technologies is a group of companies developing manufacturing and commercialising composite panels and core materials for sandwich constructions.

The group had a workforce of 4,300 employees worldwide in 2016.

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