The ninth acquisition since 2018
Headquartered in Princeton (New Jersey) and with operations in Chesapeake (Virginia), Chemres is a specialty compounder with a strong position in the US contact lens market and it also has long-term customer relationships in the medical, wire & cable, and packaging industries. The company provides a high level of dedicated customer service as well as logistical and supply chain management expertise.
The combination with Chemres will allow Benvic to enter the US market and strengthen its exposure to the medical sector, allowing Benvic to become a key global supplier in this market. Benvic will combine its track record of supplying highly innovative solutions with the expertise of Chemres in the North American marketplace and its strong customer portfolio.
The acquisition of Chemres is the ninth ‘add-on’ acquisition since Benvic joined Investindustrial’s portfolio in 2018. Among the others, in 2019 Benvic acquired Modenplast Medical, an Italian compounder, specialising in medical grade vinyl compounds and tubing extrusion. This was followed in 2020 with the acquisition of Luc & Bel, an Italian manufacturer which specializes in the design and manufacture of medical device components, and in 2021 with the acquisition of selected TPE and PP compounding assets from Celanese.
The management team of Chemres, led by Chemres’ founder Paul Keimig, are partnering with Benvic to lead Benvic’s growth in North America.