GeoAfrica 2023

See us at the 4th African Regional Conference On Geosynthetics!

Cairo, Egypt | February 20 – 23, 2023 | Pop up Booth 25

GeoAfrica: The main aim of the conference is to engage regional and international experts in the fields of development, manufacturing, and application of geosynthetics to raise awareness on technica! advances, opportunities and future prospects in the field. With the rapid growth and mega construction activities in Africa, and Egypt in particular, geosynthetics have great potential for serving market need.

The event shall be held at Cairo Marriott Hotel in Zamalek district along the river Nile. The conference will provide keynote lectures, technica! sessions, and panel discussions on diverse topics. Participants shall have the opportunity to exchange experiences, participate in joint activities and build bridges of knowledge. In addition, social activities will be organized including gala dinner and a site trip for one of the ongoing mega projects in Egypt.

Come visit us!

We would like to invite you to meet our professionals at booth 25 and show our high quality geotextiles. We look forward to discuss how our products and knowledge can support your projects!

Come visit us at Pop Up Booth 25 and register for your conference registration via the link below!
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Are you unable to visit the show but would like to see us at a later date? Please send an e-mail to info@bontexgeo.com and leave your details. We will make sure to contact you.


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InfraTech 2023 Ahoy Rotterdam | BontexGeo | Booth 2.510

InfraTech Exhibition 2023

See us at InfraTech 2023, Rotterdam

17, 18, 19 and 20 January you can find us at InfraTech Exhibition 2023 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). InfraTech is a leading exhibition with more than 22,000 visitors and 600 exhibitioners. At InfraTech, the infrastructure sector comes together to make connections, strengthen collaborations and share knowledge.

Come visit us!

We would like to invite you to meet our professionals at booth 2.510 and show our high quality geotextiles. We look forward to discuss how our products and knowledge can support your projects!

Come visit us at booth 2.510 and register via the register button below. Coffee is waiting for you!

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InfraTech 2023 Ahoy Rotterdam | BontexGeo | Booth 2.510

Are you unable to visit the show but would like to see us at a later date? Please send an e-mail to info@bontexgeo.com and leave your details. We will make sure to contact you.

EcoVadis Certificate 2022 Renewal

We are proud to announce that our EcoVadis certificate has been renewed. BontexGeo is committed to conduct business in the best possible way and contribute to a sustainable industry and future. We use EcoVadis and their rating service to have an independent evaluation of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices, resulting in an EcoVadis Bronze medal certificate 2022 for BontexGeo.

BontexGeo EcoVadis 2Certificate Renewal 2022

What is EcoVadis?

EcoVadis is an international provider of business sustainability ratings. The company has provided CSR ratings for over 75.000 companies. They provides a uniform rating system to enable companies to assess their performance and evaluate business partners in their supply chain.

What is rated?

The assessment focusses on 21 sustainability topics, divided in four categories: environment, labor & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. The 21 standards are based upon international sustainability standards such as the Global Compact Principles, the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard, the ISO 26000 standard, and the CERES principles.


Discover our EcoVadis Certificate 2022 Renewal here!


If you would like to find out more about our actions and initiatives towards the environment, you can read about it here or reach out to us at info@bontexgeo.com.

BontexGeo acquires Geotexan S.A.

Zele, 22/3/2022 – The BontexGeo Group, a European industry leader in the production and sale of geosynthetics for civil engineering applications, has agreed on the acquisition of 100 % of the shares of Minas de Riotinto, Huelva (ES) based company Geotexan S.A., specialized in the production and sale of geosynthetics and fibers with a strong market position in Spain.

Through this acquisition, which was completed on 21 March 2022, BontexGeo improves it geographical presence across Europe.

Geotexan S.A. is a market leading company in Spain, specialized in the development, production and sale of nonwoven geotextiles, other geosynthetics and fibers. It has a leading role in one of the largest countries of Europe with sales reaching into South America. Geotexan SA is located in Minas de Riotinto, Huelva, close to Sevilla.

“This acquisition provides our group the possibility to further establish a strong position throughout Europe and creates a strong gateway into the Iberian Peninsula”, says Rob van der Valk, Managing Director of BontexGeo. “The addition of Geotexan to our Group is in line with our strategy to strengthen and further develop our market-leading position in Europe. Geotexan and its portfolio form a great addition to the BontexGeo group and will allow us to continue to build on the success of both companies.”

“Over the last 18 years we have worked hard to become a key player in Spain and now it is time to take our company to the next level”, says Enrique Figueroa, general manager of Geotexan. “Becoming part of the BontexGeo Group allows us to look towards a future, in which we will have a stronger position and network to continue to grow.”

Geotexan will remain operational under the same name, as part of the BontexGeo Group. Enrique Figueroa will remain in his current position to further manage the company together with his team.

About the BontexGeo Group

The BontexGeo Group is one of the leading suppliers of geosynthetic products with production sites and sales offices throughout Europe. The Group has a long history in the development, production and distribution of technical textiles and can build on more than 30 years of experience in geosynthetic products. BontexGeo and its subsidiaries develop, produce and sell high quality geosynthetics and specialty products for the broad construction industry, which help customers to be successful in their projects. Main applications of its products include erosion control for coastal protection, railway and road construction, membrane protection in landfills and drainage systems.

About Geotexan

Geotexan (geotexan.com) is a company dedicated to the manufacture and marketing of geosynthetics: geotextiles, geocomposites, geomembranes, related products and synthetic fibers. Located in Minas de Riotinto, in the province of Huelva, the company started its activities in 2004. During that period, Geotexan has become a key player in Spain. Their commitment to quality has enabled Geotexan to become a reference in Spain, EU and South America.

For further information:

Rob van der Valk, Managing Director BontexGeo, +31 6 53 33 65 65
bontexgeo.com

Announcement price increase

Zele, 1/12/2021 – In light of the market developments in the last months and the expectations for the coming year, BontexGeo announces general price increases as of January 2022.

BontexGeo has seen significant cost increases in raw materials, labor, packaging materials, transport and energy. Expectations are that these high prices will be maintained well into 2022. These increases, in combination with heavy disruptions in supply and demand, have put us in a position where we are no longer able to maintain our current prices. Thus, a price increase of 10-15% will be effective as of January 2022 .
We strive to produce our products in the most efficient way to consistently provide quality products and service. In order to keep these service and quality levels, we now need to announce these price increases.

We look forward to continue working together with our customers to optimally serve the market with the most suitable products. We trust our customers will understand the situation, which is the result of changes in the market that we cannot control.

About the BontexGeo Group

The BontexGeo group is one of the leading suppliers of geosynthetic products with production sites and sales offices throughout Europe. The group is selling into more than 60 countries worldwide. BontexGeo has a long history, dating back to 1925, in the development and production of technical textiles and can build on more than 30 years of experience in geosynthetic products. Typical applications include erosion control in coastal protection, road and railway construction projects, membrane protection in landfills and drainage systems.

For further information:

Rob van der Valk, Managing Director
Ronald Janssen, Head of Sales
Tomáš Šišpera, Head of Sales

bontexgeo.com

BontexGeo Group attracts new growth capital from Waterland

Zele, 24/9/2021 – Nimbus has transferred her stake in BontexGeo Group, a specialized developer, manufacturer and seller of geosynthetic products, to Waterland Private Equity.

The BontexGeo Group, headquartered in Zele (Belgium), manufactures technical textiles for over 30 years, previously as part of the Low & Bonar Group and since 2019 on a stand-alone basis.  The BontexGeo Group generates roughly € 100m revenues with production sites in Belgium, Hungary, France, Switzerland and the UK, from where it distributes its products across Europe. The Group employs over 300 people.

The existing management team, led by Managing Director Rob Van der Valk, stays on board to support the growth in the coming years. Nimbus, which took over the group in 2019, will be replaced by Waterland as a shareholder. Waterland will provide additional financial resources as well as strategic support. Moreover, the BontexGeo Group aims to explore further acquisitions with the support of Waterland following the three recent acquisitions in France, Switzerland and the UK which it successfully closed over the last 12 months under ownership of Nimbus.

Rob Van der Valk, Managing Director: “Nimbus has been an excellent partner to support the successful carve-out from the Low & Bonar Group and the realization and integration of the three recent acquisitions. We have a strong ambition to further strengthen our position in the European market, to expand our capacity and to get even closer to our customer. We have attracted Waterland as a new partner to actively support us in reaching these ambitions.”

Alexander de Haas, Partner at Nimbus: “Following the carve-out of the BontexGeo Group from Low & Bonar in 2019, the BontexGeo Group has managed to realize a strong growth trajectory on a stand-alone basis, both in revenue and profitability, with strong focus and entrepreneurship. Through its three recent acquisitions the Group has further strengthened its position in the European market and is ready to enter a new growth phase. We are convinced that Waterland is the perfect partner to realize this next growth phase together with the group and its management team.”

Nicolas D’heygere, Partner at Waterland: “Our investment in BontexGeo perfectly fits our strategy to invest in growing and proven companies who have the ambition to obtain a leading position in their market. We look forward to supporting the group in its further growth strategy.”

About the BontexGeo Group

The BontexGeo Group (www.bontexgeo.com) is one of the leading suppliers of geosynthetic products with production sites and sales offices throughout Europe. The Group has a long history in the development, production and distribution of technical textiles and can build on more than 30 years of experience in geosynthetic products. Main applications of its products include erosion control for coastal protection, railway and road construction, membrane protection in landfills and drainage systems.

About Nimbus

Nimbus (www.nimbus.com) is a private investment company and has been operating for over 20 years. From the start Nimbus successfully stuck to the concept of “hands-on investing” because it enjoys – and most companies require – a commitment that goes far beyond pure deal-making and financial investment alone. Nimbus typically invests in companies that are at crossroads in their development, often in situations similar to BontexGeo, in which companies are ready for the next (international) growth phase.

About Waterland

Waterland (www.waterland.nu) is an independent pan-European investment company that assists entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and specific market knowledge, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to grow both organically and through acquisitions. In doing so, Waterland actively supports the companies on a financial, strategic and operational level. Waterland has 11 offices in 9 European countries and currently manages committed assets of more than € 8 billion.

For further information:

Rob van der Valk, Managing Director BontexGeo, +31 6 53 33 65 65
bontexgeo.com

Operation Clean Sweep – Objective: Zero pellet loss

It is with pleasure that we can announce that BontexGeo has signed the pledge of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) as a commitment to prevent the loss of plastic pellets into the environment. Operation Clean Sweep is an international program specifically designed to prevent such losses. Within Europe, OCS is supported by several national plastics associations and has been implemented by numerous European companies and associations along the plastics value chain.

Part of Operation Clean Sweep

Accidental loss of plastic pellets, flakes and powder can occur along the entire plastics value chain, from resin producers and converters, to transporters and recyclers. If spilled, these materials may be washed into nearby terrestrial environments or down storm drains and into waterways and oceans, with severe environmental impacts. The OCS program, with its various tools and manual, provides guidelines for our company to prevent pellet, flake and powder loss by adopting effective measures suitable for different needs.

“We are excited to become part of the successful Operation Clean Sweep initiative” said Rob van der Valk, Managing Director of BontexGeo. “We urge all of our employees who handle industrial plastic materials to pursue zero loss into the environment. We produce products that have a positive impact on the environment, studies have shown that the use of geosynthetics in construction leads to significantly reduced energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. Operation Clean Sweep helps us to emphasize our commitment to producing these products in the best possible way and with respect to our environment.”

If you would like to find out more about our actions and initiatives towards the environment, you can read about it here or reach out to us at info@bontexgeo.com.

BontexGeo, a Nimbus portfolio company, acquires ABG

Zele, 05/05/2021 – The BontexGeo Group, a European industry leader in the production and sale of geotextiles for civil engineering applications, has agreed on the acquisition of 100 % of the shares of the West Yorkshire (UK) based company ABG Ltd, specialized in the development and sale of geosynthetic systems with a market leading position in the United Kingdom.

Through this acquisition, which was completed on 23 April 2021, BontexGeo will reinforce its position on the important UK market.

ABG Ltd is a market leader in the design, development, manufacture and technical support of high performance geosynthetic systems for use in a wide range of civil engineering, environmental and sustainable building projects. ABG is located in Meltham, situated between Manchester and Leeds.

This acquisition allows us to strengthen our position in the UK market and reinforces our commitment to invest in growth opportunities following the carve-out from Low & Bonar plc.” explains Rob van der Valk, Managing Director of BontexGeo. “The portfolio and expertise of ABG allow us to continue to build on our success of the last years.”

ABG will remain operational under the same name, as part of the BontexGeo Group. Mr. Alan Bamforth, the managing director of ABG, will remain in his current position to further manage the company together with his team.

We look forward to our future as part of the BontexGeo Group” says Alan Bamforth, managing director of ABG. “ABG has been working with BontexGeo for a long time and this step will provide opportunities on both sides to benefit even more from each other’s expertise and experience.

About the BontexGeo Group

BontexGeo is one of the leading suppliers of geotextiles with manufacturing locations and sales offices in Europe. The company is selling into more than 60 countries worldwide. Bontexgeo has a long history, dating back to 1925, in the development and production of technical textiles and has a proven track record of over 30 years in the production and supply of geotextiles. Bontexgeo and its subsidiaries develop, produce and sell high quality geosynthetics and specialty products for the broad construction industry, which help our customers to be successful in their projects. Typical applications include erosion control in coastal protection, road and railway construction projects, membrane protection in landfills and drainage systems.

About ABG

ABG is a market leader in the design, development, manufacture and technical support of high performance geosynthetic systems for use in a wide range of civil engineering, environmental and sustainable building projects. ABG is based in Meltham which is in the heart of the West Yorkshire Pennines in the UK. Formed in 1988, ABG has developed a reputation for innovation to develop high quality geosynthetics, while delivering outstanding project support and customer service.

For further information:

Rob van der Valk, Managing Director BontexGeo, +31 6 53 33 65 65
bontexgeo.com

BontexGeo acquires Stratex

Zele, 24/2/2021 – The BontexGeo Group, a European industry leader in the production and sale of geotextiles for civil engineering applications, has agreed on the acquisition of 100 % of the shares of the Swiss based company Stratex SA, specialized in the sale of geosynthetic and building products with a strong market position in Switzerland.

Through this acquisition, which was completed on 17 February 2021, BontexGeo will confirm its leading position in the market of geosynthetics and will further expand its product offering.

“This acquisition is a next step on our path of growth and to reinforce our position in the market,” explains Rob van der Valk, Managing Director of BontexGeo. “Since the BontexGeo Group became independent in 2019, we have been dedicated to confirm our reputation as a market leader in geotextiles and find ways to explore new markets. The broad product portfolio, expertise and network of Stratex enable both.”

Stratex SA is an established player on the Swiss geosynthetic and building market, serving the market for over 20 years with their range of products and high quality service. The range includes bituminous products, geotextiles, drainage and erosion control products and others. Stratex serves their customers from their offices in Delémont, where the extensive warehouse and proprietary logistic service is also located.

Stratex will remain operational under the same name, as part of the BontexGeo Group. Mr. Philippe Kiener, the President of Stratex, will remain in his current position to further manage the company together with his team.

“We look forward to the cooperation with BontexGeo,” says Philippe Kiener, president of Stratex. “This transaction will provide Stratex the benefits of being part of a larger European group. Stratex, on the other hand, has some specific products that offer some new possibilities for BontexGeo.”

About the BontexGeo Group

BontexGeo is one of the leading suppliers of geotextiles with manufacturing locations in Europe. The company is selling into more than 60 countries worldwide. Bontexgeo has a long history, dating back to 1925, in the development and production of technical textiles and has a proven track record of over 30 years in the production and supply of geotextiles. Bontexgeo develops, produces and sells high quality nonwovens and wovens made from different polymers, which help our customers to be successful in their projects. Typical applications include erosion control in coastal protection, road and railway construction projects, membrane protection in landfills and drainage systems.

About Stratex

Stratex is a company that is specialized in the sale of high-end specialty products for the construction industry, such as road construction, buildings and tunnels, landfills and environmental projects. The technical team and partners provide expertise and service to the customers, while the in-house logistics service provides optimal delivery.  Stratex has been active in the Swiss market for over 20 years already. The company is headquartered in Delémont, Switzerland.

For further information:

Rob van der Valk, Managing Director BontexGeo, +31 6 53 33 65 65
bontexgeo.com

Announcement price increase

Zele, 05/02/2021 – Since late last year we have experienced significant increases in the prices of our main raw materials, following oil price increases, tightened supply and grown demand globally. We expect that these high price levels will be maintained in the foreseeable future as well.

These increases have put us in a position where we are no longer able to maintain our current prices. We strive to produce our products in the most efficient way to consistently provide quality products and service. In order to keep these service and quality levels, we now announce price increases.

We look forward to continue working together with our customers to optimally serve the market with the most suitable products. We trust our customers will understand the situation, which is the result of changes in the market that we cannot control.

About the BontexGeo Group

BontexGeo is one of the leading suppliers of geotextiles with manufacturing locations in Europe. The company is selling into more than 60 countries worldwide. Bontexgeo has a long history, dating back to 1925, in the development and production of technical textiles and has a proven track record of over 30 years in the production and supply of geotextiles. Bontexgeo develops, produces and sells high quality nonwovens and wovens made from different polymers, which help our customers to be successful in their projects. Typical applications include erosion control in coastal protection, road and railway construction projects, membrane protection in landfills and drainage systems.

For further information:

Rob van der Valk, Managing Director
Ronald Janssen, Head of Sales
Tomáš Šišpera, Head of Sales

bontexgeo.com