Archroma completes full acquisition
of automotive dyes expert M. DOHMEN
Archroma acquired all remaining minority shares in M.
Dohmen S.A., an international group specializing in the
production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive,
carpet and apparel sectors.
Since its corporate carve-out from Clariant in 2013,
Archroma is set on becoming a clear industry leader in supplying
innovative chemistry solutions, with the goal to make the
industries it serves more sustainable. Archroma made a first
move in this direction when it acquired the textile chemicals
business of BASF in 2015.
Archroma first acquired an interest in the capital of M.
Dohmen S.A. with a 49% share in 2014 followed by an additional
26% share in 2017. Now, it has completed the acquisition of the
remaining 25% share of M. Dohmen S.A.
Archroma is already serving customers of both companies with
the combined product portfolio on all markets where both
companies have a presence.
Archroma and M. Dohmen product portfolios ideally complement
each other, especially in the area of dyes and chemicals for
synthetic fibers and wool, including for the automotive sector.
Archroma will now be able to proceed with the full
integration of the M. Dohmen organization into Archroma, which
will allow its experts worldwide to better focus on serving its
customers’ needs and requirements.
“With this final step in the acquisition of M. Dohmen”,
comments Marcos Furrer, President Brand & Performance Textile
Specialties and Innovation at Archroma, “customers of both
companies will now have access to even more products and
solutions that work in their processes and markets, supported by
Archroma’s leadership towards quality, innovation and
“I am proud to hand over a company that we have built from
the ground up to what it is today, a recognized specialist in
automotive and technical textile dyestuff”, said Manfred Dohmen,
founder of the M. Dohmen group. “In the past 4 years, we have
worked hand in hand with Archroma to pass on a solid business
and a solid team who is ready and excited to further support the
creativity and performance required by our customers.”