Trumpler Group, headquartered in Worms, Germany, is proud to announce that it has signed an agreement with Langro-Chemie Theo Lang GmbH to acquire its leather finishing business, thus bringing together two dynamic family enterprises. Trumpler celebrated its 150-year anniversary in June 2018, and Langro-Chemie, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, brings more than 85 years’ experience in leather finishing into the Trumpler fold.

Trumpler is a global chemical supplier in the leather and paper industry with the presence of daughter companies in Spain, China, Italy, France, Brazil and Mexico. The Group provides an extensive range of beamhouse products, fatliquors, syntans and dyestuffs to the leather market and auxiliaries and dyestuffs for paper.

Trumpler has an established line of finishing products and the acquisition of Langro-Chemie will serve to strengthen and grow the product range, experience, presence and position in the leather finishing market.

Trumpler and Langro-Chemie are family owned companies committed to leather with a mutual focus on customer service, quality and innovation and sustainable long-term strategies. This synergistic union is expected to generate group sales of €120 million with a staff of over 380 people.

"Bringing Trumpler and Langro together is a great step forward and will benefit customers, employees and stakeholders. It will strengthen the new Group’s resilience to future challenges the leather market faces," said Tilo Schumacher, managing director of Langro-Chemie.

Trumpler plans to take over Langro-Chemie activities from 1 January 2019 and all employees in the Langro Group will have a home within the Trumpler Group. Langro-Chemie will continue as a trusted brand name within the leather industry.

Hein Vugs and Joachim Müller-Damerau, managing directors of Trumpler commented, "this is an excellent opportunity for us to grow our presence in the finishing market and an important step in Trumpler’s strategy to provide a complete range of products and systems to our customers. We are pleased to welcome the Langro team and the technical experience, products and know-how they bring to the table."