Kvadrat takes majority stake in Dutch textile manufacturer Gaudium

Our successful, long-standing partnership with Dutch weaving facility Gaudium is set to grow even closer, as we are increasing our stakes in the company from 10% to 87%.

Gaudium is producing over 400,000 metres of textile for us every year and is a key supply partner. We have worked together since Gaudium’s foundation in 1980. The acquisition hereby furthers our vertical integration and increased focus on production capabilities. We are also engaged in part-ownership of Wooltex in England, and Innvik Sellgren in Norway.

This next step emphasises the future development of a new level in shared reach and further efficiency methods of production.

Anders Byriel, CEO at Kvadrat: “This formal partnership is a natural progression to continuously improve our production processes and flexibility in being the leading producers of Trevira CS. Gaudium’s high technological capabilities in producing special designs will enhance our possibilities to offer a wider range of Trevira CS curtains and upholstery textiles in polyester and recycled polyester to our clients.

Bart Oonk, Managing Director at Gaudium: “We are excited to further the already strong partnership with Kvadrat and it feels like a natural progression since our inception in 1980. This will give us the opportunity to accelerate our global expansion in developing and manufacturing of high quality curtains and upholstery textiles in Trevira CS polyester and other manmade fibers through Kvadrat’s network.
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