H.B. Fuller Acquires Beardow Adams

The acquisition of Beardow Adams will strengthen H.B. Fuller’s industry position.
The acquisition of Beardow Adams will strengthen H.B. Fuller’s industry position.

H.B. Fuller Co., one of the biggest adhesives companies in the world, has acquired Beardow Adams, a Milton Keynes, UK-based family-owned adhesives business.

Since its establishment in 1976, Beardow Adams has grown into a multinational industrial adhesive manufacturer, with customers in more than 70 countries.

Boasting manufacturing capabilities across Europe and the U.S., and a distribution network across the globe, Beardow Adams is recognized for its commitment to quality and service across a variety of industry applications, according to a news release.

Its acquisition is expected to accelerate profitable growth in many of H.B. Fuller’s core end markets, optimize production and expand distribution.

“Combining the two companies is an exciting move toward H.B. Fuller’s goal of strengthening our leadership position in the markets and regions we serve by expanding our customer base and technology portfolio to address today’s megatrends, such as e-commerce, food safety and sustainability,” said Jim East, executive vice president of the hygiene, health and consumable adhesives unit at H.B. Fuller, with world headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Beardow Adams generated approximately €130 million in revenue for the 2022 fiscal year. With a team of 200 employees globally, the company will operate within H.B. Fuller’s existing hygiene, health and consumable adhesives global business unit.

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