ORAFOL announces merger of ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc.
SpecialtyFabricsReview.com | March 28, 2013
ORAFOL announced the merger of ORACAL USA, of Black Creek, Ga., and ORAFOL Americas Inc. of Avon, Conn. The merger positions the combined company as a leading manufacturer of PSA films, reflective materials and industrial tapes in the America’s. Effective July 1, 2013, both entities will be restructured to form ORAFOL Americas, Inc. with Randall Mertz and Andrew McNeill named as CEO and president, respectively.
ORACAL USA draws on more than 200 years of manufacturing experience and a sustained record of product innovation. ORACAL manufactures and markets a wide range of premium pressure-sensitive films and industrial tapes for sign, screen print and digital imaging applications. ORACAL products are truly Engineered to Perform Better™.
ORAFOL Americas Inc. supplies a full range of reflective solutions sold into a wide range of reflective applications including traffic signs, vehicle conspicuity, personal safety and maritime safety applications. Products are sold under the Reflexite® and ORALITE® brand names and are Engineered to Save Lives™.
“The merger of ORACAL USA and ORAFOL Americas Inc. will create more efficiencies and give us a competitive advantage in the marketplace,” said Randy Mertz, CEO of the newly merged ORAFOL Americas Inc. “The Black Creek, Ga., facility will continue to be the center of excellence for graphics and industrial tapes and the Avon, Conn., facility will continue to be the center of excellence for reflective products. We are excited about the opportunities this merger will bring to all of our employees and customers. Our aggressive growth plans will require continued investment in people, technology, equipment and factories as well as new products and market opportunities.”