Further expansion of composite activities.

3A Composites expansion

3A Composites announced the successful acquisition of Athlone Extrusions Ltd. by its parent company Schweiter Technologies.

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 who manufacture parts for the automotive industry (low series recreational, agriculture, and construction vehicles), sanitary ware industry (shower trays, bath panels), office equipment, point of sale and furniture industries.
Athlone has highly developed expertise in the manufacture of complex multilayer sheets in customer specific colours which combine the advantages of consistent embedded colour, surface finish, ease of thermoforming, light weight and recyclability.

Following the successful acquisition and integration of Foamalite in 2012 and Polycasa in 2015, in acquiring Athlone another major step has been taken to extend the product range of 3A Composites. The coloured opaque multilayer materials produced by Athlone will ideally complement the existing product range of the Transport & Industry division.

In this way, 3A Composites will continue to strengthen the position as a diverse and leading manufacturer of materials for display, building and industrial applications.

About 3A Composites GmbH

Schweiter Technologies AG is the world leading company for decorative plastic- and aluminium sheets. With an annual turnover of approx. 1 billion CHF, the listed company, headquartered in Horgen (Switzerland), operates production facilities on all continents.

3A Composites is an internationally active division of Schweiter Technologies and employs approx. 4.300 employees worldwide. 3A Composites GmbH has developed manufactured and marketed high-quality aluminum composite panels, structural composite material, plastic sheets and lightweight foam boards for architecture, visual communication and transport & industry markets since 1969.

The company’s famous brands ALUCOBOND®, DIBOND®, ALUCORE®, KAPA®, FOREX® as well as CRYLUX™ and CRYLON® have established its reputation as a global company, offering its customers a wide product range.

Growing the business by means of acquisitions and product innovations, 3A Composites is continuously strengthening its position as a diverse and leading manufacturer of materials for display, building and industrial applications.

In addition to the above mentioned market segments, 3A Composites focuses on wind energy and the marine market with their trademarks AIREX® and BALTEK®.