INTERPRINT, one of the world's leading manufacturers of decorative surfaces for the wood-based materials, furniture and flooring industries, is increasing its global footprint with the complete takeover of Decotec Printing, S.A, Spain, acquiring the remaining minority share from Financiera Maderera S.A. INTERPRINT and Decotec are both already part of the Japanese printing group Toppan Inc. In the future, the Spanish production site will operate under the INTERPRINT brand umbrella as IP Decor Spain S.A.U.
IP Decor Spain becomes the 9th production location in the global structure of the Arnsberg-based INTERPRINT group. The strategic expansion will enable INTERPRINT to enlarge its product portfolio, offer its customers new impregnation and printing services, and advance in markets in the Mediterranean region as well as in Central America.
INTERPRINT further announces the appointment of Martijn Huisman as Managing Director of IP Décor Spain as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Juan Carlos Benito, who goes into his well-deserved retirement.
Martijn Huisman has been working with Toppan since 2011 and was involved in new business development and has been serving as a board member of Decotec.
Hideo Yoshikawa, CEO of INTERPRINT, commented: "We warmly welcome IP Decor Spain to our family and I am very pleased to welcome Martijn Huisman at INTERPRINT. He has an excellent track record in leading high performing teams across businesses and functions. His business acumen and business knowledge of Toppan and our industry as well as his senior leadership experience will be a valuable addition to our INTERPRINT team. I would also like to express my gratitude to Juan Carlos Benito for his continuous dedication and wish him all the best for the future."
"The acquisition will help us to further increase our leading position within the industry and will enable us to respond even more comprehensively to our customers' needs in the future" commented Martijn Huisman.
Decotec was founded in 1997 in Tordera, Spain, and has developed into a recognized supplier of printed decorative surfaces and a manufacturer of melamine resin impregnated films for the wood-based materials industry. The 100% takeover of the shares means that INTERPRINT will become the sole shareholder of IP Decor Spain.
"Think global, act local" - this has been INTERPRINT's philosophy for more than 50 years. With approximately 1,400 employees at nine production locations and five sales offices, INTERPRINT is one of the leading decor printers worldwide. The innovative and creative decors cover the surfaces of numerous wood-based materials, which are used for the production of furniture or flooring and complement interior design. Since 2019, INTERPRINT has been part of the globally active Japanese Toppan Group, which has already led to a multiplication of the product variety and technical possibilities.
Established in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global provider committed to delivering sustainable, integrated solutions in fields including printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics, and digital transformation. Toppan's global team of more than 50,000 employees offers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to address the diverse challenges of every business sector and society and contribute to the achievement of shared sustainability goals.