MBCC Group acquires Fabpro Polymers

  • Fabpro Polymers is a leading North American producer of polypropylene concrete fibers
  • The acquisition further strengthens MBCC Group’s capabilities to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for concrete

Mannheim, Germany / Kingman, Kansas, USA, 2 August 2021 – MBCC Group today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Fabpro Polymers, a leading developer and manufacturer of synthetic fibers for reinforced concrete and other applications in North America. The transaction was closed simultaneously with the signing. The parties agreed to keep the financial details of the transaction confidential.

Founded in Kingman, Kansas, USA in 1975, Fabpro Polymers started its ascent to excellence pioneering wire replacement twine for the agricultural industry, establishing itself as an industry leader in polymer twine in the United States. Continuing to grow organically, Fabpro Polymers expanded its capabilities to become the world leader in concrete reinforcing fiber production and other industrial products. It maintains a leadership position in North America for polypropylene concrete fiber production and manufactures for many large and well-known admixture and fiber companies.

“MBCC Group will continue to invest in developing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers today and in the future. This transaction enables us to be well positioned to pursue our growth strategy in the Americas,” said Dr. Jochen Fabritius, Chief Executive Officer of MBCC Group. “In addition, the transaction will allow us to enhance our position in the highly attractive segment of innovative and sustainable admixture solutions.”

John Marton, President, Fabpro Polymers, said: “Becoming a part of the MBCC Group is an exciting opportunity for the Fabpro Polymers team to be recognized for their drive and innovation strength. With a solid track-record and history of quality and innovation, our four decades of experience in polymer solutions, innovation and partnerships will help MBCC Group to further develop an excellent customer experience with all of our partners.”

Brian Denys, President Americas Region, MBCC Group, said, “In Fabpro Polymers, we have a partner that shares our team’s passion for delivering outstanding customer outcomes. Our industry-leading brands are recognized all over the world for their performance, quality and reliability, and Fabpro Polymers’ deep expertise, scale and footprint will allow us to further strengthen our capabilities for the benefit of our customers.”

About MBCC Group
The MBCC Group is one of the leading suppliers of construction chemicals and solutions worldwide and has emerged from the carve-out of the former BASF Construction Chemicals business from BASF Group. We offer innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the construction industry across different sectors, such as buildings, structures, underground construction, new construction, as well as for renovation. Our strong brands Master Builders Solutions®, PCI®, Thermotek®, Wolman®, Fire Protectors®, Colorbiotics®, Watson Bowman Acme®, TPH® and Bluey® are well established in the marketplace. With our innovations, we address sustainability challenges in the industry. MBCC Group consists of approximately 70 legal entities worldwide and is home to around 7,500 construction experts in over 60 countries.
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About Fabpro Polymers
Founded in Kingman, Kansas, USA, in 1975, Fabpro Polymers manufactures polypropylene based concrete synthetic and commercial fibers which are used for a variety of industrial and commercial applications within the construction and agricultural industries (bailing twine). The Company has about 160 employees.