• Recent trading developments TenCate

    TenCate consolidated revenues reached € 753 million year-to-date August 2015 (year-to-date August 2014: € 658 million), with EBITA (before exceptional items) at € 43 million (year-to-date August 2014: € 30 million). For the full year 2015, TenCate continues to expect organic sales growth similar to 2014.

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  • TenCate wins contract award for integration of TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system


    TenCate Advanced Armor in the USA has been selected by the Defense Mobility Enterprise (DME) for its engineering expertise in active blast technology. Under contract via DME, engineers of TenCate will integrate the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system onto the U.S. Army Combat Vehicle Prototype.

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  • TenCate supplies compression molded parts to Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program

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    TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced composite materials for aerospace and industrial applications, has begun production of compression molded parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program. On July 1st, this program achieved its first flight. At the current time, there are approximately a dozen parts per aircraft in applications ranging from access doors to engine compartment walls.

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  • TenCate records 5% organic sales growth with net profit sharply higher at € 19.3 million

    • Organic sales growth 5% in the first half year of 2015; 2% in the second quarter of 2015
    • Total sales growth 15% in the first half of 2015; 11% in the second quarter of 2015
    • Net Profit before exceptional items € 19.3 million (2014 H1: € 10.0 million)
    • Continuing growth in synthetic turf, TenCate Defender® M and aerospace composites
    • Organic sales decrease at TenCate Geosynthetics and TenCate Advanced Armour
    • Margin improvement from high occupancy and higher gross margins in synthetic turf and from growth in high-margin product categories
    • EBITA* € 33.1 million (2014 H1: € 24.3 million)
    • EBITA margin* 5.8% (2014 H1: 4.9%), second quarter 7.7% (2014 Q2: 6.9%)
    • Restructuring charges TenCate Advanced Armor USA € 1.8 million
    • Divestment of TenCate Enbi and Xennia Technology 
    • Net debt € 224.3 million (2014 H1: € 213.4 million)
    • Net debt / EBITDA ratio 2.63 (2014 H1: 2.87)

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    Almelo/Utrecht, 20 July 2015 – Royal Ten Cate N.V. and Tennessee Acquisition B.V., a company controlled by a consortium of investors led by Gilde Buy Out Partners and also including Parcom Capital and ABN Amro Participaties, today jointly announce that they have reached conditional agreement on an intended recommended full public offer for TenCate of EUR 24.60 (cum dividend) in cash per ordinary share of TenCate, subject to customary conditions (the Offer). The Offer Price represents a premium of 26.8% to the closing price of 17 July 2015, and a premium of 27.1% to the average closing price for the 12 months prior to and including that date.

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  • New: txtures summer 2015

    The 2015 summer edition of txtures is now available.

    A low-res PDF and summaries of most of the articles can be read here.

    Printed copies can be ordered via and +31 546 544 911.

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  • TenCate introduces military combat fabrics for firefighter turnout gear


    TenCate Protective Fabrics in Europe is launching new thermal barrier and liner fabrics for use in firefighting turnout gear, based on the TenCate Defender™ M flame-resistant fabrics already used for military combat uniforms. These new fabrics for firefighter turnout gear use TenCate Coolderm™ technology to provide better insulation and protection from heat while offering an evaporative cooling effect to keep the skin cooler and drier. This contributes to a reduction in the heat stress suffered by firefighters and further increases their overall safety. The introduction will be at the forthcoming Interschutz 2015 international trade fair in Hannover, Germany.

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  • Geosynthetics for construction Lach Huyen Bridge in Haiphong

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    The longest sea-crossing bridge in Vietnam is under construction close to the Vietnamese city of Hải Phòng (Haiphong), situated near the Gulf of Tonkin. This massive infrastructure project involves the building of a new deep sea port for the northern region of Vietnam and the construction of a motorway. Geosynthetics from TenCate are used in constructing works platforms.

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  • TenCate agrees to sell Xennia Technology Ltd


    TenCate has signed the agreements with Sensient Technologies Corporation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) to acquire the assets of Xennia Technology Ltd (Letchworth, UK). Consequently, the expectation is realistic that a final closing of the envisaged transaction can be reached shortly. Financial details of the transaction will not be made available.

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