UFP Global Holdings Ltd. Acquires Controlling Interest in Palets Suller Group
UFP Global Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of UFP Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), has acquired 80 percent of the equity in a newly formed company, UFP Palets y Embalajes SL, for approximately $52 million USD. UFP Palets is comprised of the former pallet manufacturing operations of Palets Suller SL, Serrería y Palets Chiva SL and Drevex Castellón SL, collectively known as Palets Suller Group. The company had trailing 12-month sales of approximately $38 million USD through August 2023.
Headquartered in Castellón, Spain, Palets Suller is the market leader in machine-built wood pallets, serving the region’s ceramic tile industry as well as other industries. Spain is one of the largest ceramic tile manufacturing export markets in the world. Founder and CEO Samuel Suller Oliver will retain a 20 percent stake in the company and continue as executive director, managing the day-to-day operations. He will be joined by UFP veteran Alex Kladt, who will work with the Palets Suller leadership team to scale the business and achieve operating synergies.
“Palets Suller provides a strong foundation to expand into Spain and grow our value-added packaging business in Europe,” said Dick McBride, UFP Global’s executive vice president. “Samuel and his experienced team have built an impressive and efficient business, and we look forward to learning from them and helping them expand into new markets. This is another step in our goal to be the preferred global packaging solutions provider.”
“We are excited to join the UFP Industries family of companies and eager to pursue the new business opportunities this combination will bring to us,” said Samuel Suller Oliver. “We’re pleased for our people, who will have new opportunities for growth and the rewards that come with being part of a large, successful multinational corporation. And we’re pleased for our customers because we will be able to offer the same quality products and level of service they’ve grown to expect from us, while adding new products and support from the capabilities of other UFP companies.”
About UFP Industries, Inc.
UFP Industries is a holding company whose operating segments – UFP Packaging, UFP Construction and UFP Retail Solutions – manufacture, distribute and sell a wide variety of value-added products used in residential and commercial construction, packaging and other industrial applications worldwide. Founded in 1955, the company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. UFP Industries is ranked #403 on the Fortune 500 and #149 on Industry Week’s list of America’s Largest Manufacturers. For more about UFP Industries, go to WWW.UFPI.COM.
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Source: UFP Industries, Inc.