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03 july 2020

Anders Invest acquires Vormenfabriek

Anders Invest acquired Vormenfabriek from Tilburg in June 2020. Vormenfabriek, founded in 1921, is one of the world's top players in molds for the international food industry. The company has a turnover of € 8-10 million and employs more than 60 people. For Anders Invest it is the 18th participation in its industry fund.

Vormenfabriek is one of the world's leading players in the design, development, engineering and production of polycarbonate injection molds, thermoforms and silicone rubber molds for the international chocolate and confectionery industry. The entire design, development and production process takes place in Tilburg. The company supplies its products worldwide and counts the major chocolate producers among its clientele. New shapes are designed in close collaboration with the customer's design and marketing teams. The company also realizes recurring turnover by supplying forms for long-term series.

The shares in Vormenfabriek have been taken over from Mr. Rein Nooteboom, member of the second generation of the Nooteboom family who has been a shareholder of the company for 70 years. Anders Invest has acquired the shares together with Mr. Gert-Jan Kloppers, who has acquired a minority interest and will become the general manager of the company. Gert-Jan has extensive experience as a Managing Director in companies with international sales and marketing activities for technical products.

The company is characterized by extensive technical expertise and a loyal and innovative team. Anders Invest and Gert-Jan Kloppers look forward to contributing to the future of this beautiful company. Due to the robust business cycle in which the Vormenfabriek operates, it is a good addition to the industrial fund.

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