ISG is primarily active in North America (close to 70% of sales), where it is a recognised technical leader
Stahl has completed the acquisition of ICP Industrial Solutions Group (ISG), a leader in high-performance coatings for packaging and labelling applications. The acquisition reinforces Stahl’s position as the global leader in the field of specialty coatings for flexible substrates.
ISG offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance coatings used primarily in packaging and labeling applications, notably in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. ISG is primarily active in North America (close to 70% of sales), where it is a recognised technical leader. It also operates in Europe, under the “HiTech Coatings” brand name.
In addition to enhancing Stahl’s product offering and manufacturing capabilities, the acquisition stands to strengthen the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) leadership position. The integration of ISG coating technologies (water-based and energy-cured) will enable Stahl to support customers in their transition to more sustainable packaging.
Integrating ISG’s expertise and range of innovative low-impact solutions into our portfolio will add further value to our stakeholders
With ICP Industrial Solutions Group reporting sales of approximately USD $140 million in 2022, the acquisition will bring Stahl’s annual sales beyond the EUR €1 billion mark, with an EBITDA margin above 20%.
Maarten Heijbroek, CEO of Stahl: “Completing this important strategic acquisition is an important milestone for our organisation. Stahl and ISG’s product focus and technologies are highly complementary, and the acquisition will enhance our growth profile, diversify our target markets, and broaden our technology base.”
Heijbroek continued: “Moreover, integrating ISG’s expertise and range of innovative low-impact solutions into our portfolio will add further value to our stakeholders as we work to create a more sustainable coatings value chain.”