INFIANA GROUP GMBH
KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE
INFIANA GROUP GMBH
REVENUES IN €MN
As of 31 December 2018
of products are developed based on specific customer requirements
The innovative strength and broad customer base form a good starting point for the further development of Infiana. The development process will be supported by the expansion of capacities in Germany and the US.
The Infiana Group develops and produces specialised films for the consumer goods market and for industry. They are used for sophisticated packaging and as components for hygiene products, as release liners and surface films for applications in the construction industry, and as release liners for technical adhesive tapes and special labels. The company has identified further attractive growth areas, including special films for pharmaceutical applications and for the production of composites, which it intends to expand in the coming years. The large number and variety of final applications ensure a high degree of diversification. Thanks to its highly flexible production, the company has a large product portfolio.
Infiana has production sites in Germany and the US. In its core markets, the company is the market leader and has market shares of between 15 and 50 percent. Infiana is considered a particularly innovative company and has received several awards for this. Three-quarters of its film solutions are developed based on specific customer requirements.
POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
Apart from product innovations, growth drivers for the business include the substitution of paper release liners with plastic film, demand for higher-quality packaging solutions, in particular in the area of hygiene, and the continued high level of construction activities in the US. In addition, Infiana is investing in expanding its production capacities in the US and at its location in Forchheim, as well as in developing film solutions for new areas of application.
FINANCIAL YEAR 2018
The expansion of production capacities in Germany and the US implemented in 2017 had a positive effect in 2018: the Infiana Group expects revenues and earnings to exceed the previous year’s level. As one of the measures initiated to optimise its operating processes, the company sold its production site in Thailand to a former parent company in the financial year 2018.
OUTLOOK AND OBJECTIVES
Based on the consistently positive market development and the newly created capacities, the Infiana Group expects a continuation of the positive economic development and further growth in revenues and earnings in the coming financial year. At the same time, the management team will continue to forge ahead with the optimisation of operational processes, particularly at the site in the US. The strategy agreed at the start of the investment is to be pursued further; this includes expanding the additional areas of application referred to above.
Jochen Baumann joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 1997 and became a Managing Director in 2005.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Passau, and also studied at the Lund University. Prior to his university education, he completed a bank apprenticeship.
Jochen Baumann has 22 years of experience in private equity. He is also a member of the advisory councils at the portfolio companies in which DBAG invested under his management. His focus includes the implementation of buy-and-build concepts, such as those installed at ProXES, Romaco and Unser Heimatbäcker. He has in-depth knowledge of the packaging industry and special expertise in the food sector as well as in mechanical and plant engineering.