Joint market leadership as part of the Optimum Group
The acquisition expands Optimum Group's presence in Germany and strengthens its position as a leading supplier of labels and flexible packaging solutions in Northwest Europe.
Takeover ensures higher capacities and a broader product rangeEtiket Schiller's management will remain in place within the new organisation. For Susanne Daiber and her brother Gunther Schiller, both third-generation managing directors of Etiket Schiller, the advantages of this merger are obvious: "As part of an international printing group we are even better able to serve our customers. They will benefit from the higher capacity, an even wider range of self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging solutions, and even better delivery reliability," explains Gunther Schiller. Susanne Daiber adds: "An important reason for the sale was the synergies that can be exploited in a group. Our industry has changed a lot in recent years. There is a trend that, as in many industries, the big ones are getting bigger and bigger and the small ones are finding it harder and harder to survive. As a group we can make more of a difference and that will benefit our customers too."
Combination of 17 print specialistsOptimum Group also gains from the addition of Etiket Schiller, as Andre Prophitius, managing director of Optimum Group Germany, explains, "The acquisition of Etiket Schiller will strengthen our German part of the group with creative and technical capabilities that we did not have before. Etiket Schiller has a strong commercial and technical profile and an impressive customer base. We look forward to working with the directors and the local team."
The Optimum Group, which now has 17 member companies in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark, specialises in particular in the production of speciality labels, printed and unprinted self-adhesive labels, tapes, shrink sleeves, banderoles, multi-layer labels and flexible packaging. Etiket Schiller complements this portfolio perfectly. The company manufactures everything that makes up the world of labels: self-adhesive labels, stickers as well as protective films and nameplates for industry, trade and medicine. Particularly popular and in high demand are environmentally friendly labels made of innovative materials, including grass paper, stone paper, cotton paper or fully compostable films.