UK-based specialized adhesive tape converter BDK Industrial Products Ltd. is becoming part of water-based adhesive tapes manufacturer ATP Adhesive Systems Group, based in Switzerland. The combination reportedly strengthens the market position of both companies and allows an even wider range of tailor-made solutions to customers.

ATP reports that it has exclusively focused on water-based technology for over 30 years. The company serves a wide range of end markets, including automotive, construction, electronics, medical, and general industries, offering tailor-made solutions through its in-house R&D capabilities. ATP employs approximately 300 staff in its production in Germany and its headquarters and development center in Switzerland.

BDK provides solutions to clients in the healthcare sector and other industries where controlled manufacturing conditions are required with significant converting capabilities of specialized adhesive tapes. BDK's CEO Nick Falconer, together with his team, will continue to run the firm's operations from the company's Ipswich. UK, location.

"We are delighted to welcome Nick and his colleagues at BDK to the ATP family," said Daniel Heini, CEO of ATP. "Over the past months, we were convinced that technical focus and providing customers with tailor-made solutions is as much heart and centre at BDK as it is at ATP. We are hence convinced that a combination of both firms will provide an even stronger partner to all our customers. Our acquisition of BDK also underlines ATP's strong ambition to expand internationally and further diversify its offering."

"I am excited for BDK to become part of ATP—whose DNA is very similar to ours and focusses around offering the best solution to our customers. Being part of a much larger group will open up numerous new possibilities for BDK and I am looking forward to the journey together with Daniel Heini and his team," said Falconer.

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