Adhesive & Sealant Industry News

H.B. Fuller Acquires Beardow Adams

H.B. Fuller Co. has acquired Beardow Adams, a U.K.-based family-owned business. Since its establishment in 1976, Beardow Adams has grown into a proven multinational industrial adhesive manufacturer, with customers in more than 70 countries. With manufacturing capabilities across Europe and the United States, and a powerful distribution network across the globe, Beardow Adams is recognized for its commitment to quality and service.

The acquisition is expected to accelerate profitable growth in many of H.B. Fuller’s core end markets and generate business synergies through production optimization, an expanded distribution platform, and difference-making innovation.

“Combining the two companies is an exciting move toward H.B. Fuller’s goal of strengthening our leadership position in the markets and regions we serve by expanding our customer base and technology portfolio to address today’s megatrends, such as e-commerce, food safety, and sustainability,” said Jim East, executive vice president, Hygiene, Health, and Consumable Adhesives. “As we combine our businesses, we will be a stronger force in the adhesives industry.”

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