How to buy a plastics company in Belgium?


The plastics market in Belgium

The plastics market in Belgium has a high share in the Belgium GDP. Belgium is one of the global leaders in per capita plastics processing and production. Belgium processes roughly 5% and produces 10% of all plastic in the European Union. This is much more than one would expect based on the % of inhabitants of this European Union. The inventor of plastics was Leo Baekeland, a Belgian-born American chemist famous for his research in photography and plastics. He is considered to be the father of the plastics industry due to his inventions in this area in an early stage. He was born in Ghent in 1863, where he was a chemistry doctor and researcher. In 1907 he developed Bakelite, the first true plastic, which was the beginning of the development of the plastics industry. In Belgium there are a lot of interesting plastics companies to buy. Our local M&A advisors know the Belgium plastics market well and we can point you to interesting plastics opportunities.

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Type of plastics companies to buy in Belgium

The plastics landscape in Belgium is of high interest to international buyers. There are various fields in which the Belgium plastics industry has outstanding companies. Many interesting plastics acquisition opportunities can be found in Belgium. Here is an overview of some of the type of plastics fields we see in Belgium:

  • Injection
  • Extrusion
  • Blow moulding
  • Thermoforming

Why to buy a plastics company in Belgium?

There are many reasons why to buy a plastics company in Belgium. There is a lot of innovation in the Belgium plastics landscape. The education system and the quality of available plastics workers is good. Buying a Belgium plastics firm can act as an entrance to new markets in Europe like France or the Netherlands as many Belgium companies export already to these countries or have offices there. The language skills in Belgium are of an excellent quality given various languages (French, Dutch, German) are spoken locally. All this makes Belgium a very attractive country for plastics acquisitions.

Overview of plastics companies in Belgium

Here some examples of the plastics players in Belgium. These plastics companies are not sorted on size and can be of any type:

  • A & BS NV
  • A B C-Plastic
  • Aluvera
  • A.G.-Plastics
  • A.Schulman Plastics
  • Abbi
  • ABK-Systems
  • ABS Plastics
  • Berry Plastics
  • Beyers’ Plastics
  • Blasco
  • Carubin
  • Celplast

How to buy a company in general?

If you want to buy a plastics company it is important to be aware of the various stages in the buying process. The standard process of buying any type of company is available in more detail on our website. However, in practice no acquisition is ever the same. There needs to be a clear interest on both sides to come to a closing of the transaction. If you want to read more about buying a company in general please go to the page buying a business.

Buying a plastics company in Belgium

We have people with large experience and strong skills on how to buy a plastics company in Belgium. Our people have a plastics background and have worked in plastics for many years. Once you have read about how to buy a business in general we start with the process of buying a plastics company in Belgium. Our understanding of the local plastics industry in Belgium is crucial. Please get in touch with us if you want to know more about how to buy a plastics company in Belgium.