- Posted by: WB Helios
- Category: Press
KANSAI HELIOS has completed its acquisition of the assets of the Railway Coatings business of Beckers Group´s company Becker Industrie SAS, Montbrison (France). The deal was first announced in December 2022. This acquisition marks a great step for KANSAI HELIOS to further strengthen its competitive position in the Railway Coatings sector in Europe and worldwide. At the same time, and following its growth strategy, KANSAI HELIOS opened its first subsidiary in France, KANSAI HELIOS France SAS, in Savigneux, focusing to market excellent industrial solutions made by KANSAI HELIOS.
With the closing, both a wide range of innovative industrial coatings designed to protect railway vehicles and a diversified customer portfolio have been taken over by KANSAI HELIOS France SAS the first subsidiary of KANSAI HELIOS in Savigneux in France, with Mr. Hiroyuki Nagai as its General Manager. All acquired business assets will be integrated and extend the existing KANSAI HELIOS railway coatings portfolio. Together with the acquired technology and business, also the relevant employees of Becker Industrie SAS in the railway coating business joined already KANSAI HELIOS France SAS and continue to serve customers on the market, under KANSAI HELIOS.
This business acquisition is a further strategically important step of KANSAI HELIOS in the Railway Coatings segment, following its most recent asset acquisition and establishment of KANSAI HELIOS Wefa in Essen, Germany. Joining forces with the team from KANSAI HELIOS France, KANSAI HELIOS Wefa, and our Austrian subsidiary Rembrandtin, KANSAI HELIOS is looking forward to continue designing the future of the railway coatings and other industrial coatings segments further.