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Schlegel Acquires V.Brasil

Schlegel Acquires V.Brasil

Posted on 26/02/2014

Schlegel International announces the acquisition of V.Brasil (Vedasil), the market leader in the manufacture and supply of pile weather-seals in Brazil.

Established in 1978 by Manuel Coelho, V.Brasil has grown to be one of South America’s leading providers of weather-seals.  In addition to pile, the company manufactures and supplies PVC extruded seals under the Eco-PDM brand and other seal and screen components to the Brazilian fenestration market.

V.Brasil is based near Valinhos, 90km north of Sao Paulo where our existing business Schlegel America do Sul is currently located.  The combination of the two businesses will bring Schlegel International significantly increased opportunities in Brazil and across South America as well as the advantage of local manufacturing.

Peter Santo, Schlegel CEO, commented, “I am delighted to welcome all the V.Brasil team to Schlegel International and I look forward to working with them to continue to grow the market for our range of sealing technologies and other door and window components in the region.

“I also believe that this is good news for the customers and suppliers of both businesses.  Under Schlegel International, the new business will be able to offer a wider range of products and technologies as well as expanding the opportunities for existing products.

“The acquisition is an important element of our strategic plan to deliver consistent growth for Schlegel International, wherever we are located, and heralds a new era in the development of Schlegel across the South American continent.”

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