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Cathay Investments Limited owns a number of companies in the chemical distribution and other industries.

 

As a forward looking investment company we invest time and resources into developing group companies to achieve their full potential and provide positive experiences for our customers and trading partners.

Our group companies include:

 

 

Further details of each of these companies can be found on their websites via the above links

 

Latest news

 

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

 

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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."

 

About Cathay

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

 

www.originalposter.com

 

 

 

January 2017 - Cathay Investments purchases Lantor from Active Capital Company

 

Innovative nonwoven manufacturer ready for the next step

 

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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.

www.cathay-investments.com

 

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.

www.activecapitalcompany.com

 

 

 

 

www.lantor.com

 

 

December 2016 - Season's Greetings!!!

 

Our UK Head Office will remain open on the 28th - 30th December but may run reduced working hours. The office will be closed during the public holidays and will return back to normal on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

 

From all of us at Cathay Investments, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!

 

 

December 2016 - Amethyst Group's Super-Hub well on track

 

A huge amount of work and effort has been put into the construction of Amethyst's new Super-Hub and with Christmas fast approaching, the Group are extremely impressed with the way things have been progressing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Email: afosbrook@amethystgroup.co.uk

Web: www.amethystgroup.co.uk

 

November 2016 - Amethyst Group begins building new Super-Hub

 

Amethyst Group Ltd is pleased to announce the design and build of their new Super-Hub, a premium addition to their existing portfolio of warehouses. Ideally located in central Warwickshire it is within close proximity to motorway networks, major parcel carrier hubs and the "Golden Triangle".

 

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The Super-Hub is a multi-million pound investment that will encompass over 40,000 pallet positions, a three tier Mezzanine and state of the art systems. This will further strengthen their status as a leading 3PL provider in B2B, B2C and D2C fulfilment within the Toy, Nursery, Consumer and Fashion sectors.

Amethyst Group believes in establishing strong working relationships with its customers and within the retail and consumer markets by delivering exceptional levels of service.

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

Email: afosbrook@amethystgroup.co.uk

Web: www.amethystgroup.co.uk

 

October 2016 - Composites Engineering Show 2nd - 3rd November 2016

 

Euroresins will be exhibiting at The Composites Engineering Show at the NEC Birmingham from 2nd - 3rd November. Come and visit them on stand 0131. For more info please click here.

 

 

 

News archives

 

2016

August 2016 - Euroresins UK launches a new Webshop

July 2016 - Amethyst Group corporate video

May 2016 - Cathay Investments opens Hong Kong office

April 2016 - Amethyst Group launches new website

February 2016 - ESP holds promotional sale

February 2016 - Spring/Summer Trade Show 15th - 16th February 2016

January 2016 - Euroresins rebrands

 

2015

October 2015 - Cathay Investments Head Office relocation

August 2015 - Cathay Investments 2 acquires warehouses

August 2015 - Job Vacancy at Euroresins Benelux

June 2015 - Early Christmas Trade Show 5th - 6th July 2015

May 2015 - Perkins launches new Toy Fun range

April 2015 - Euroresins Italy in "1001 Vela Cup" boat race

March 2015 - Cathay completes acquisition of Amethyst Group Ltd from Itochu Corporation

March 2015 - Cathay finalises acquisition of Euroresins from Royal DSM (02 March 2015)

January 2015 - Cathay Investments 2 acquires Williams of Swansea

January 2015 - Spring Fair International Show 1st - 5th February 2015

 

2014

December 2014 - Cathay Investments to purchase Euroresins from DSM

November 2014 - Composites Engineering Show 11th - 12th November 2014

July 2014 - Cathay Investments 2 acquires Perkins Group Services

 

Earlier

July 2013 - Cathay Investments acquires Umeco Distribution Limited

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For enquiries relating to specific companies within the Cathay Group, please contact that company directly using the links shown here.

 

For enquiries relating to Cathay Investments Limited, please contact us using the details shown below.

 

UK Head Office

Cathay Investments Limited

Office 37, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ

United Kingdom

 

Telephone: +44 (0)208 722 5951

 

Hong Kong Office

Cathay Investments Limited

Room 1407, Level 14, 88 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai

Hong Kong

 

Telephone: +852 3973 5957