RadiciGroup concludes the acquisition of Ester Industries engineering plastics


RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers completed the acquisition of the engineering plastics business of the Indian company Ester Industries. Last May, RadiciGroup announced this important action aimed at strengthening its internationalization strategy, with an investment of around 35 million euros: the transaction allows RadiciGroup - in India since 2006 - to further reinforce its local presence through the acquisition of one of the main and historic players on the Indian market.

For RadiciGroup this is a significant industrial investment in which Ester Industries sells its newly built production plant in the city of Halol (Gujarat), West of India: compound lines, R&D laboratories, customers/suppliers contracts as well as its leading brand Estoplast which includes different types of compounds used primarily in the electrical/electronic and telecommunications markets.

Ester Industries - one of the leading Indian producers of polyester films, engineering plastics and special polymers - has seen in RadiciGroup the ideal partner to follow up on its consolidated experience in the engineering polymers business, in order to focus on the packaging film sector, a business the Indian firm intends to continue and strengthen.

The new production site, under construction, will become operational at the beginning of 2023, following the various transfers of tangible and intangible assets. As a result of the acquisition, the group aims to achieve total annual sales in the Indian market of more than 50 million euros.