RUBIX acquires LIMA, one of France’s Adhesives specialists
As part of the Group’s growth strategy, Rubix has acquired ADL, the parent company of Limousin Adhésifs, one of France’s leading converters and distributors of adhesive solutions.
Lima Adhésifs specialises in the conversion and distribution of technical adhesive tapes and is well known for its professionalism and services.
ima offers a wide range of industrial, eco-responsible masking and packaging adhesive tapes, and its range of services include cutting, printing and custom parts, traceability, and new product development.
Product development capabilities combined with traceability help the company address the exacting needs of industry. These include rigorous certification processes for adhesives in the aerospace sector, and the demands of the food industry for eco-responsible food-grade products.
A family business founded in 1979 by the parents of the current managers, Marie Marquet and Bruno Daigueperse, Lima achieves annual sales of some €30 million, with steady, profitable growth and a significant proportion of its sales in own-brand products.
Head office, plants and warehouse are based in Limoges. The technical sales team covers every region of France. Lima Adhésifs employs 108 people, including many technical experts.
Marie and Bruno will remain with the company to oversee the changeover period.
Commenting on the acquisition, Franck Voisin, Chairman and CEO of Rubix in France, stated: “I am delighted to welcome to our Group a leading player in the French adhesives market. This expands our expertise in this field, while supporting our ambitions to develop our own-brand offering”.
Marie and Bruno added: “Over 40 years after our parents founded the company, we are delighted to have found a new owner who fits in with our history while giving it the best opportunity to accelerate its growth and maintain its people-based values.”
“Rubix complements our technical offering by giving our customers access to a wide range of products and services in other categories. We are confident that we will play a part in the growth of the Rubix Group in France, and see our business enter a new phase in its development.”