FoamPartner: Conzzeta closes agreement to acquire Otto Bock Kunststoff

Zurich, September 1, 2017 – Conzzeta announces the closing of the agreement to acquire Otto Bock Kunststoff. Following the announcement on July 21, 2017, Conzzeta assumed full control as per September 1, 2017, with corresponding first-time consolidation.

The transaction reflects Conzzeta’s defined growth strategy. It adds significant global scale to its FoamPartner business unit, with additional growth opportunities, particularly in Asia and North America. The product portfolios of Otto Bock Kunststoff and FoamPartner are largely complementary and combine to form a global leader in polyurethane-based foam materials for modern mobility solutions. The transaction also enhances the capabilities and offerings within FoamPartner’s Specialties and Living & Care market segments.

For further information please contact:
Michael Stäheli, Head Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Phone +41 44 468 24 84

About Conzzeta
Conzzeta is a broadly diversivied Swiss group of companies. It stands for innovation, reliability and a long-term perspective. Conzzeta strives for leading positions in its target markets, above-average growth and long-term value creation. More than 4700 employees at over 60 locations worldwide aim to be "best choice" for customers, offering innovative solutions in Sheet Metal Processing, Sporting Goods, Foam Materials, Graphic Coatings and Glass Processing. Conzzeta AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX:CON).


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