SGL Carbon Sold Its Shares in SGL Kumpers to Kumpers

January 15 2018

SGL Carbon SE has sold its 51% shareholding in the SGL Kumpers GmbH & Co. KG joint venture to Kumpers GmbH and Franz-Jurgen Kumpers. SGL Group will continue to supply carbon fibers, thereby maintaining its existing business relationship with Kumpers.

With the sale of the shares, SGL Group is optimizing its carbon fiber value chain in Germany and Austria by concentrating its expertise in the processing of carbon and glass fibers for composites and composite components within its Composites – Fibers & Materials (CFM) business unit at five sites. These are the three German sites in Meitingen, Wackersdorf (both Bavaria), and Willich (North Rhine-Westphalia), plus Ried and Ort in Austria’s Innkreis region.
The existing business relationship with Kumpers for the supply of carbon fibers will be continued cooperatively.

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