India-based polyester fiber producer Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), the largest private-sector
company in that country, has agreed to acquire Trevira GmbH & Co. KG, a Germany-based
manufacturer of polyester fibers and filament yarns. The acquisition, subject to European Union
regulatory approval, will be RIL’s second international acquisition and its first such in the
The deal includes four Trevira manufacturing plants in Germany, Denmark and Belgium, which
together have an annual production capacity of 130,000 metric tons as well as Trevira’s research
and development facility. The acquisition, along with RIL’s current expansion in India, will create
the worlds greatest total polyester fiber and yarn capacity more than 1.8 million metric tons
combined. “We expect that the strong commitment of Reliance to the growth of polyester and our
integration into polyester raw materials will help both Trevira and Reliance to serve all our
customers in Europe and other world markets with superior polyester products and even better supply
chain services,” said Subodh Sapra, president, Polyester Sector, RIL.
Bernd Sassenrath, CEO, Trevira, said, “We envisage that this transaction will enable Trevira
not only to benefit from the access to new markets and raw materials sources, but also to leverage
the Trevira brand and contribute our marketing skills and technology in specialty polyester fibers.