June 2017 -
Lantor wins Experience Award for employee satisfaction
For the eighth consecutive year Integron organized the Experience Awards for Employee and Customer satisfaction at the Hotel School The Hague at May 16 2016. Based on the results of an employee survey that Lantor executed in September 2016 Lantor was the winner of the Employee Satisfaction Award in the category Trade, Industry, Transport & Logistics. Lantor also was a nominee for best improvement of employee satisfaction in this category.
Lantor management is proud that Lantor won this prize. It is a joint team effort wherein everybody contributes their part every day to an environment in which employees perform happily and hence to the success of Lantor. In addition to these results the survey provided a number of tangible suggestions for further improvement. Lantor is eager to use these valuable results to continue to build on its organization and employee satisfaction.
Integron's Experience Awards
There are two kinds of Experience Awards: Customer Experience and Employee Experience. The nominations for these awards were based on the findings of satisfaction surveys taken in 2016 among customers and employees of more than 300 organizations. The nominated companies with the highest satisfaction scores were then selected as the winners. In other words, they had the most satisfied customers and employees.
Integron is a leading research & consulting firm for customer, employee and internal customer surveys.
To find out more about Lantor, click here.
May 2017 -
Euroresins achieves new ISO 9001: 2015 Certification
Euroresins International Group has achieved the new ISO 9001:2015 certification for all its entities and is one of the first companies to attain this new Standard.
"We are proud to announce that Euroresins International Group has achieved the new ISO 9001:2015 certification for all its entities. Euroresins is one of the first companies to attain this new Standard.
This certification further strengthens our commitment to our customers, suppliers and our Company Quality Policy. Our main objective at Euroresins is to deliver quality products on time with a commitment to always exceed customers' expectations. We accomplish this by investing in and developing our employees' abilities and technical expertise, by focusing on providing our customers premier and uniquely professional services using also the synergies with our premium suppliers and by continually improving our quality management systems.
We would also like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to our customers and suppliers for their continued commitment and loyalty. Euroresins International Group will always strive to exceed their high expectations, with our goals focused on the emphasis of quality assurance and innovative products, we look forward to continuing the business to new challenges in the coming years."
Managing Director Euroresins Group
April 2017 -
Euroresins Benelux upgrades tinting machine technology
The highest technology in the service of coloured Topcoat and Gelcoats arrives at Euroresins Benelux.
- Latest tinting technology
- High capacity
- Piston pump technology
- Sequential dispensing for higher reliability in colour consistency
- Flexibility by offering a wide range of colours RAL and also special formula
The Euroresins team will be glad to provide you with all necessary assistance required to carry out your project successfully.
For more information, please visit www.euroresins.com or contact the Euroresins Benelux Customer Service Centre on the details below:
Tel: +31 495 584 910
Fax: +31 495 584 920
March 2017 -
Williams of Swansea NEW 2017 Toys & Stationery catalogues now available!
For more details please visit www.williamsdirect.co.uk or contact the office/warehouse on 01202 891 890/08456 448 388.
February 2017 -
The Super-Hub continues to impress at Amethyst Group
The development of the new Super-Hub at Amethyst is still progressing very nicely as planned. With most of the exterior structure set up, work is now being carried out on the interior. To take an exclusive first look flyover, please click here.
The new Super-Hub is due to be operational for Spring/Summer 2017.
For further information please contact Allan Fosbrook, Business Development Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 7730 982907
January 2017 -
Cathay Investments purchases PNC Global Logistics Limited
London 20 January 2017 - Cathay Investments 2 Limited (Cathay) purchases PNC Global Logistics Limited (PNC), a transport and logistics business.
About the acquisition of PNC
Cathay is purchasing PNC as part of its commitment to expand its distribution business. Ben Chaing, CEO of Cathay says "Cathay is pleased to announce its acquisition of PNC. PNC will work together with our existing 3rd party logistics provider Amethyst Group Limited (Amethyst) and together can offer an enhanced range and quality of services to the customers of both companies. This is evidence of Cathay's commitment to the distribution sector."
PNC Global Logistics delivers specialist logistics and supply chain solutions and services to a diverse range of industry sectors. Core services include:
- High-level analysis and consultancy
- Road, sea and air freight forwarding & routing
- Contract logistics & Reverse logistics
- Off-shore processing & shipment distribution
- eCommerce fulfilment & warehouse management (WMS)
- Technical consultancy & software installations
- Customs compliance services & management programs
- 24/7 tracking and customer support services
Amethyst has many years of experience within the transport and logistics industry and is a third party logistics provider for warehousing and distribution services across a number of sectors, including: fashion, toys and baby and pharmaceuticals. They provide bespoke systems and support to manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and distributors, as well as services to on line e-fulfilment customers.
Cathay, together with its sister company Cathay Investments Limited owns several companies in the chemical and distribution industries. As a forward-looking investment company Cathay spends time and resources to develop group companies to achieve their full potential and provide positive experiences for customers and trading partners. In addition to Amethyst, Cathay group companies include Euroresins, a Europe wide distributor of resin, glass fiber and other products for the composites industry; Lantor, a Dutch manufacturer of composite materials and cable products; Marpex, a chemical distributor; ESP, a manufacturer of medical models and optical equipment; Perkins Group Services, a distributor of toys and stationery; and The Original Poster Company, a producer and distributor of greetings cards.
January 2017 -
Cathay Investments purchases The Original Poster Company
London 06 January 2017 - Cathay Investments 2 Limited (Cathay) purchases The Original Poster Company Limited (OPC), a producer and distributor of greetings cards
OPC produces a range of greetings cards, wrap, bags and displays, distributed through a franchise network to a variety of independent retailers and national groups around the World using the sale or return (consignment) method.
About the acquisition of OPC
Cathay is purchasing OPC as part of its commitment to expand its distribution business. Ben Chaing, CEO of Cathay says "Cathay is pleased to announce its acquisition of OPC. This is evidence of Cathay's commitment to the distribution sector and we hope that we can enhance the range of products available to the customers of OPC and our existing group businesses in order to provide the best services possible to our customers."
Mark Thompson, Managing Director of OPC, says "next month OPC celebrates its 26th anniversary. Given that franchisees have entrusted their capital and livelihoods to OPC, we are custodians of this business for the long term. It is our fond wish that OPC thrives for the next 26 years and beyond. We were fortunate to attract Cathay to invest in the business. We feel that OPC becoming part of a larger group is the right thing to ensure the continued prosperity of OPC, our franchisees and customers."
Cathay, together with its sister company Cathay Investments Limited owns several companies in the chemical and distribution industries. As a forward-looking investment company Cathay spends time and resources to develop group companies to achieve their full potential and provide positive experiences for customers and trading partners. Cathay group companies include Euroresins, a Europe wide distributor of resin, glass fiber and other products for the composites industry; Lantor, a Dutch manufacturer of composite materials and cable products; Amethyst Group, a UK 3rd party logistics and warehousing provider; and Perkins Group Services, a distributor of toys and stationery. www.cathay-investments.com
January 2017 -
Cathay Investments purchases Lantor from Active Capital Company
Innovative nonwoven manufacturer ready for the next step
Amsterdam, 04 January 2017 - Cathay Investments purchases Lantor, a multinational producer of nonwovens for the cable- and composites industry, from Active Capital Company for an undisclosed sum.
Lantor develops, manufactures and markets nonwovens for industrial application mainly in Cable and Composites. With production facility in Veenendaal (the Netherlands) and a subsidiary in Haibach (Germany), Lantor's intermediate goods are used in a wide variety of products: from communication and energy cables to fiber enhanced plastics (composites) like wind turbines and yachts.
About the Acquisition of Lantor
Cathay Investments Limited is purchasing Lantor as part of its commitment to expand its chemical and distribution business. Managing Director Daan Koppen says: "We are very happy that Active Capital Company was our partner and shareholder. We are looking forward to further build on the strategy that was set out under them, but now as part of Cathay Investments (Cathay), maintaining a separate identity within Cathay. In Cathay we have a long-term shareholder that knows the industry, is better able to help Lantor execute the chosen strategy and will assist with the development of future plans."
Ben Chaing, CEO of Cathay says: "Cathay Investments is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Lantor BV from Active Capital Company and management. This acquisition is further evidence of Cathay's commitment to develop a fully integrated group in order to provide our customers with the best possible service in an increasingly competitive market place." The current management team members and part shareholders of Lantor, Martin den Ottolander and Daan Koppen, re-invest in Lantor together with Cathay.
About Cathay Investments
Croydon-based Cathay Investments owns several companies in the chemical and distribution industries. As a forward-looking investment company Cathay spends time and resources to develop group companies to achieve their full potential and provide positive experiences for customers and trading partners. Cathay group companies include Euroresins, a Europe wide distributor of resin, glass fibre and other products for the composites industry; Amethyst Group, a UK 3rd party logistics and warehousing provider; and Perkins Group Services, a distributor of toys and stationery.
About Active Capital Company
Active Capital Company (ACC) is an Amsterdam based independent hands-on private equity firm. AAC invests in companies that are headquartered in the Netherlands and that are operating in industrial goods and services or (technical) wholesale and manufacturing, and have a revenue between 10 and 80 million euro. ACC invests in companies with a strong core (good customers and products), and companies to which the team can add value through proactive involvement.
Active Capital Company is financed and supported by institutional investors and entrepreneurs with a proven track record in similar markets.