A unique combination of knowledge and power: Etiket Nederland, Vila Etiketten and Specialist Printer Max Aarts join forces

19 January 2016

Specialist Printer Max. Aarts is merged with Etiket Nederland and Vila Etiketten. Which results in a new top 3 player in the market for self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging solutions. Combining Specialist Printer Max. Aarts, Etiket Nederland and Vila Etiketten is part of the strategy of scaling up and widening of product diversification that was initiated last year by Etiket Nederland and Vila Etiketten. The management of these companies will continue to be closely involved, and will jointly be responsible for the group which has been formed.

Strategic rationale

The joining of specialist printer Max. Aarts with Etiket Nederland and Vila Etiketten results in a unique combination of expertise in the fields of flexoprint and digital printing for self-adhesive labels, printed banding bands, wet-glue labels, multilayer labels, security seals, gummed tape, foils and flexible packaging.

Etiket Nederland is a leading printer of self-adhesive labels for customers in the food, logistic and retail industries.

Vila Etiketten is one of the largest specialist Dutch producers. Vila Etiketten focusses on the graphic industry and on small and medium sized print runs across industry.

Max. Aarts is specialized in UV flexo rotation printing and is a durable and leading provider of printed banding labels and specialties in the field of self-adhesive labels, wet-glue labels, multilayer labels, security seals, gummed tapes, foils and flexible packaging for clients in the food, logistic and retail, both in the Benelux and worldwide.

By joining forces all three companies will be able to serve their current customer base even better. Advantages for current and new customers will be a larger product offering, better service by a combined sales force and increased flexibility due to the higher number of production locations. This joining of forces creates a strong top 3 company in the Dutch self-adhesive label market which can boast a € 40 million Euro turnover with 160 employees.

Further transaction details

The company names Etiket Nederland, Vila Etiketten and Specialist Printer Max. Aarts will continue to be used. The companies will continue to operate independently, and will remain based at their current locations. The services of Etiket Nederland, Vila Etiketten and Specialist Printer Max. Aarts to their existing customer base, will be fully guaranteed. The management of all three companies will continue to be closely involved and will jointly be responsible for the entire group.

Etiket Nederland, with 70 employees, has a production location and office in Alkmaar. Vila Etiketten, with 45 employees, has a production location in Breda, while specialist printer Max. Aarts and its 45 employees is based in Enschede.