Dorfner acquires US-based firm

As of August 8, 2017, Gebrüder Dorfner GmbH & Co. Kaolin- und Kristallquarzsand-Werke KG, a successful family-owned company headquartered in Hirschau, aquired ACS International, based in Tucson, Arizona, USA. For Dorfner, this represents another important step toward internationalization.

Within the context of the strategic re-orientation pursued by Dorfner over the past several years, the company has taken another important step forward. On August 8, 2017, Dorfner acquired all of the assets of the American company Arizona Cultured Stone Products, Inc. (which does business as ACS International Inc.), based in Tucson, Arizona.

A privately held business with revenues in the double-digit millions (USD), ACS International has been one of the US’s top manufacturers of decorative, organic fillers made from polyester-resin granulates for some years. The products are primarily used in the production of bath and sanitary products, furniture and other cast polymer applications.

In addition to both being family-owned, Dorfner and ACS also uphold similar company philosophies. They both focus particularly on product innovation and individualization; new solutions to meet customer demands are developed in close cooperation with the client and continually improved until market-ready. 
Dr. Erich Oetzel, CEO of Dorfner, said, “With this acquisition, Dorfner will be able to meet two of its organizational goals simultaneously: for one, to significantly expand the international activities of Dorfner, and secondly to strengthen the strategic business area of composite materials.”

With immediate effect, the new Dorfner company will be known as ACS International Products LP and will also assume responsibility for future US sales of the products that Dorfner produces in Germany for the construction chemicals and composite materials segments. This will further enhance the support in the USA for Dorfner’s international customers.