Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd, a leading supplier of geosynthetic products, has announced the acquisition of Plascorp Holdings Pty Ltd.
Plascorp is one of Australia’s leading privately-owned manufacturers of industrial products with strong market positions in PVC pipe, mine ventilation, steel reinforcement, ducting and hose.
The acquisition creates one of the largest private companies in Australia and New Zealand, manufacturing and selling highly engineered industrial products. The acquisition complements Geofabrics market leadership in building key road, rail and mining infrastructure through Australian manufacturing and the use of recycled materials.
This is a very significant milestone for Geofabrics and Plascorp. Both companies are leaders in Australian manufacturing and leaders in providing innovative and local solutions to a diversified customer base across multiple segments,” Dennis Grech, the Group Managing Director of Geofabrics, said.
“Individually, Geofabrics and Plascorp are wonderful local businesses with a customer-centric culture, experienced teams and state of the art manufacturing assets. Together, the combination of Geofabrics and Plascorp brings to market a business that provides our customers a broad range of geosynthetic and industrial solutions, using local and recycled content, Australian R&D and the creation of local jobs.
Plascorp will continue to operate as a stand-alone business with its own leadership team and Geofabrics looks forward to sharing our expertise in R&D and innovation, access to a deep project pipeline and a diversified product range.”
George Antonopoulos and Jeff Goldberg, Directors of Plascorp, will remain in the Plascorp business. Michael Loudovaris has been appointed to the position of Plascorp Executive General Manager.
“You don’t just build a business, you build people and then people build up that business. The value of any business is through the support of its staff and its customers,” Mr Antonopoulos said.
“We believe Geofabrics fits the ethos that we have always used in building up Plascorp to its current stage. I am certain Geofabrics will take Plascorp to the next level of growth. Jeff and I will continue to work for Plascorp under Geofabrics ownership for a transitional period to ensure a smooth takeover of the business and to help Geofabrics in its endeavour to grow Plascorp to its full potential.”