Royal Holdings Inc
., through their Kommerling UK Ltd. Subsidiary, has acquired Chemical Innovations Ltd.
(CIL) from the Vita Group. This acquisition will expand Royal’s capabilities and product portfolio. CIL develops and produces high performance adhesives for bonding rubber to metal, plastic, fabric and glass. Their target market is automotive and industrial applications, including anti-vibration, belts, hoses and friction products. Through a network of about 40 distributors, CIL serves over 50 countries in the European, Asian and U.S. markets. Royal intends to retain CIL’s work force of 40, management team and plant in Preston. In addition, CIL will keep its name for the time being and become part of the Royal Adhesives & Sealants Group. Royal offers a broad range of specialty produce for complex bonding, laminating and sealing applications. Royal CEO, Ted Clark, noted that the companies are a good fit, with a common emphasis on working closely with customers to provide solutions that add value to the customer’s finished product. Kommerling Managing Director, Dick Spalton, added that CIL has an experienced and talented management team and that Royal will work with them to continue developing the market for CIL’s products.