Anders Invest has completed its 9th investment by acquiring 70% of the shares in Numafa in Heinenoord (NL). The shares were bought from the two directors-shareholders Ton Bervoets and Hans Andeweg. Bervoets will leave the company at the end of 2017. Hans Andeweg will remain as general manager and will hold the remaining shares.
Numafa is a global top 3 player in the production and sales of systems for cleaning reusable crates and pallets. There is an increase in usage of plastic crates and pallets within the food processing industry. Numafa designs and assembles automatic cleaning lines that process many thousands of crates per hour at high speed. The company has a broad international customer portfolio, amongst which are large supermarket and fast food chains. There are branches in Germany and Italy. In addition to Numafa, Van Rennes Industrial Automation (VRIA) is part of the acquisition. VRIA develops the automation and the software for controlling the Numafa systems and also provides automation services to third parties.
The company has grown rapidly in recent years and sees ample opportunities to continue this growth. Reusable food crates are emerging worldwide and the hygiene requirements for cleaning are increasing. Numafa wants to stay ahead by continuing to invest in automation and sustainability. Anders Invest looks forward to the collaboration and looks with admiration at the management and the approximately 100 employees who have built a stable company with a reliable name.
Theo van Stuijvenberg will be in the Investment Manager of the company.