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Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
10 - 12/04/2018

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Solidus Solutions

Solidus Solutions


9665PX Oude Pekela

SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS is Europe’s leading producer of solid board and solid board packaging. The company has a long history dating back 150 years and has production facilities (four solid board mills and four packaging plants) in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, as well as dedicated sales offices in France and Norway. It is the largest solid board operation in Europe, employing almost 1000 people and performing a combined capacity of 350,000 tons.


Product news

  • Aurelius successfully completes acquisition of Spanish packaging specialist Abelan

    Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA, the listed mid-market pan-European investor, successfully completed the acquisition of Abelan Board Industrial S.L., a major producer of core board and solid board packaging products operating out of Southern Europe, as of January 31, 2018. The deal will further strengthen Aurelius’ operations in this market as the operations of Abelan will be combined with Aurelius investee company Solidus Solutions.

    Richard Houben, CEO of Solidus Solutions, clarifies the potential synergy between Solidus Solutions and Abelan: “Solidus Solutions is one of Europe’s leading producers of solid board, graphic board and solid board packaging. This strategic acquisition will enable Solidus to further optimize their service to customers, diversify its operations geographically and accelerate its growth into a leading pan-European mid-market business and establish itself as a true champion in the areas of solid board, graphic board and core board.”

    Founded in 1911, Abelan has grown to be one of Europe’s leading providers of core board and solid board packaging solutions. The Company is headquartered in San Andrés in northern Spain and employs c.250 people across three manufacturing facilities in Spain and France. It is projected to generate revenues of approximately €70m in 2017. Abelan has two key areas of expertise: the production of core board, for cardboard tubes, boxes and other applications within packaging, and its solid board packaging division (Videcart), which supplies a large variety of boxes and trays to major distribution brands in the European agricultural, meat, flower and various other industries.