• TenCate Field in a box™ for community empowerment and sustainable development

    TenCate Field in a Box

    TenCate Field in a box™ connects sports with social, educational and economic objectives. It can contribute to providing employment and help to strenghten the local community. TenCate Field in a box™ also enables TenCate to respond to the UN’s 17 global goals for sustainable development. 

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  • Out now: txtures winter 2015

    txtures winter 2015 cover

    The winter edition of txtures is available.
    Theme: Protecting People in habitats.

    txtures 4 consists of 56 pages with articles regarding the application of materials and systems (geosynthetics and synthetic turf) for infrastructure, water management and leisure.

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  • TenCate moves up in Transparency Benchmark


    In the Transparency Benchmark of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs TenCate with 171 points achieved the (shared) 28th place. 

    In the subgroup 'Industry' of the Transparency Benchmark TenCate is now in fourth place, after Akzo, Philips and DSM.

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  • Blast walls with geotextiles

    Blast walls

    The Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot Bedford (Nova Scotia, Canada) houses the ammunition for the ships of the Maritime Forces Atlantic Formation of the Canadian Navy. Several years ago new geosynthetic reinforced blast walls were constructed using TenCate Mirafi® high strength PET geotextiles

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  • Sustainable turf in Medellin

    sustainable grass in medellin news

    In a district of Medellín (Colombia) a remarkable building has been constructed: the UVA Sol de Oriente. The most striking thing about this multifunctional structure is a sports pitch, measuring 55 x 33 metres, which is installed on the roof, with a GreenFields® Slide Max XQ™ synthetic turf system covering it.

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  • Solar Team Twente second in World Solar Challenge and winner Technical Innovation Award

    solar team twente 2015

    The Solar Team Twente (NL) has won a second place in the World Solar Challenge 2015. During the closing ceremony, the Twente team is also awarded the Technical Innovation Award.

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  • Convocation Extraordinary General Meeting 7 December 2015

    EGM Convocation

    EGM Agenda with explanatory notes

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  • TenCate Trading Update Third Quarter 2015

    TenCate recorded sales of € 297 million for the third quarter of 2015 (2014 Q3: € 277 million, organic growth 2%). The group result was especially driven by the strong growth of TenCate Grass. On an organic basis, sales of TenCate Advanced Armour and TenCate Geosynthetics were down.

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  • Recommended cash offer by Tennessee Acquisition B.V. for all issued ordinary shares of Koninklijke Ten Cate N.V.

    Publication of Offer Memorandum

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  • 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

    bell helicopter

    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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