take over green united door edel group

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Edel Group has acquired the Dutch artificial grass specialist Green United. With this acquisition, production capacity and possibilities will grow significantly, resulting in an extended artificial grass offering.

Green United (Genemuiden, the Netherlands) is specialized in tufting and backing artificial grass for both sports and landscaping applications. The acquisition applies to all business units of Green United, including all machinery and personnel. The acquisition will not have any negative consequences for personnel at Green United nor Edel Group. The Employees Council has approved of the acquisition.

As of from today, the CEO of Green United, Mr Wout Bobeldijk, is Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Edel Group. Mr Bobeldijk will be responsible for all commission work of both Green United and Edel International. The board of Edel Group now comprises Mr Wapstra (CEO) and Mr Bobeldijk (CCO). The management of the different business units of Edel International – Edel Tapijt, Edel Backing, Yarnco and Ceneva – remain unchanged. The management of the business units within Green United – Greenback and Belatex – will also remain unchanged.

Robbert Wapstra, CEO Edel Group: “This acquisition is a very positive development for both companies. We are now able to meet our customers’ demands for high quality artificial grass. With the experience and expertise of Green United and their access to important players in the carpet – and artificial grass markets, we are looking forward to a positive future!”