ADDEV Materials announced on October 15th the acquisition of two US Companies, ANDPAK and Zip- Chem.
ANDPAK specializes in custom packaging of chemicals for the aeronautics industry and Zip- Chem formulates and manufactures surface preparation products, corrosion inhibitors, lubricants and avionics cleaners. These acquisitions are a clear signal of the group’s vision of growth in the North American and European aviation sectors.
For almost 40 years, ANDPAK has designed a vast range of innovative custom packaging for liquid products such as adhesives, sealants, paints, greases and other chemical compounds. ANDPAK offers the packaging solution its customers need for their applications, and seeks to improve their productivity, user safety and traceability, while reducing costs and environmental impact that results from waste and wasted material.
ANDPAK has production sites in Morgan Hill (California), Minneapolis (Minnesota) and West Yorkshire (UK). It has positioned itself close to key customers, such Boeing and Airbus and is capable of global reach.
“ANDPAK works with its customers to specify and design innovative packaging solutions with the right format and size for their applications. Our solutions improve industrial performance and safety with minimum waste and therefore less impact on the environment”, explains Dick Varien, ANDPAK General Manager.
Zip-Chem envisions, formulates, manufactures and packages several complimentary product lines to address the corrosion control programs in the aviation industry. All products carry the mandated AMS quality tested material specification in addition to military and commercial airframe manufacturer certifications.
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area in California with warehouse and logistics centers in Morgan Hill (California), Everett (Washington), and Singapore, Zip-Chem has expert chemists and an R&D that for many years have been formulated and successfully tested products vital to the aviation industry.
“Zip-Chem product lines are ranging from surface preparation products and adhesion promoters AP-1 under the Sur-Prep® Brand; specialty coolants under the Accu-Cool® brand along with specialty lubricants under Aero-lubeTM; short and long term corrosion inhibiting compounds under the Cor-Ban® brand; inclusive of aircraft appearance products for interior and exterior application under the Calla® brand. Being now part of ADDEV Materials is a great opportunity to expand our products’ sales toward Europe” points out Chuck Pottier, President of Zip-Chem.
“The acquisition of ANDPAK and Zip-Chem is the highpoint of 2019, which has been pivotal for ADDEV Materials’ vision with regard to the aviation industry after the integration of PEXA and PSG in the aviation paint and coatings business in UK, and the construction of a new industrial site dedicated to custom packaging in Toulouse, France.
The energy and expertise of our teams has enabled us today to achieve our ambition: that of becoming an international specialty player in custom chemicals for Aerospace and Defense”, concludes Julien Duvanel, CEO of ADDEV Materials (Aerospace & Defense – Chemicals & Custom Packaging).