press release

Wednesday 06 January 2016

Neer, January 5th 2016

Dear relation,

We are proud to inform you regarding the following change within Alucol:

Alucol has been acquired by the Swiss company BWB Group ( and will therefore form one of the largest specialists in Europe in the field of anodising and related surface treatments. Alucol will become a more full service supplier, but at the same time will remain an independently operating entity. The new name of this entity is BWB-Alucol.

For Alucol, this acquisition is both very important and well timed. Being a part of BWB Group will provide security and at the same time no major changes will occur for our daily operational services.

Growth is vital as we strive to play a significant role in the ever changing market. Therefore, the logical progression is to join a larger established party with the same strategy.

BWB Group consists of nine anodising plants in Switzerland, Germany and Romania and is one of the biggest players in Europe. The same as Alucol, BWB Group is a family-owned company which follows the same strategy and is led by the second generation: Mr. Oliver Wunderlin.

As of January 1st 2016, BWB-Alucol will be led by our current management with Mr. Frank Veelenturf as our new managing director ( / + 31-475-591155).

We wish everyone a healthy and happy 2016, which we will start together with this new, promising perspective.

Thank you for your cooperation and your confidence in the new BWB-Alucol.


Yours sincerely,

Roderik Wuts, Frank Veelenturf, Oliver Wunderlin