Gurit Enters into Balsa Wood Joint Venture in Java, Indonesia

Zurich, Switzerland, (PresseBox) - Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR), a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, components and technologies, today announced that it has signed an agreement to form a joint venture for balsa wood production in Java, Indonesia.  

Under the terms of the agreement, Gurit will hold 55% and Mr. Setiyo Budi Nugroho will hold 45% of the shares in the newly founded company PT Gurit Parta Balsa, a manufacturer of balsa wood blocks based in Probolinggo, Java, Republic of Indonesia.

 

The joint venture foresees an exclusive supply agreement of balsa material from the plantations managed and owned by Mr. Setiyo Budi Nugroho into the joint venture, which will sell the products exclusively to Gurit for further processing and distribution.

 

The cooperation assures a strong, high-quality source of balsa wood from Java, Indonesia to the global Gurit customer base and leverages both parties` individual strengths – Mr. Setiyo Budi Nugroho as a leading foresting company in Java and Gurit as a leading balsa wood processor and business partner in the global wind energy and industrial balsa markets.

 

The JV partners have agreed to rapidly invest into the plantations and processing facilities during 2017/18 to accommodate anticipated business growth.

 

Forward-looking statements:

To the extent that this announcement contains forward-looking statements, such statements are based on assumptions, planning and forecasts at the time of publication of this announcement. Forward-looking statements always involve uncertainties. Business and economic risks and developments, the conduct of competitors, political decisions and other factors may cause the actual results to be materially different from the assumptions, planning and forecasts at the time of publication of this announcement. Therefore, Gurit Holding AG does not assume any responsibility relating to forward-looking statements contained in this announcement.

Gurit Holding AG

The companies of Gurit Holding AG, Wattwil/Switzerland, (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) are specialized on the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials, related technologies and select finished parts and components. The comprehensive product range comprises fiber reinforced prepregs, structural core products, gel coats, adhesives, resins and consumables. Gurit supplies global growth markets with composite materials on the one hand and composite tooling equipment, structural engineering and select finished parts on the other. The global Group has production sites and offices in Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Poland, Canada, the U.S.A., Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand, India and China. For more information, please visit www.gurit.com

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