Plastic recycling – Lifco acquires Rapid Granulator


Lifco has signed an agreement to acquire Rapid Granulator, a leading global manufacturer of granulators for in-plant recycling of plastic waste.

In 2014, Rapid Granulator reported net sales of approximately 300 MSEK. The Group will be consolidated in division Environmental Technology, a part of the business area Systems Solution. The acquisition will not have any significant effect on Lifco’s earnings or financial position in current financial year.

Rapid Granulator is developing and manufacturing granulators for grinding up and recycling plastic waste. The company is at the forefront of granulator technology and has developed a number of new solutions in granulation within the plastic industry.

Rapid Granulator is a Swedish company established 1942 in Bredaryd in the south of Sweden. The company has today customers in about 150 countries and approximately 160 employees. Manufacturing is mainly taking place in Sweden. The company also has subsidiaries in the US, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, China and Middle East.

About Lifco

Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niched operations with the potential to deliver sustainable profit growth and strong cash flows. The Group has three business areas: Dental, Demolition & Tools and Systems Solutions. Lifco has a clear corporate philosophy which implies a long-term perspective, focus on profits and a highly decentralized organization. Lifco has approximately 100 companies in 30 countries. In 2013, the Group’s net sales amounted to more than SEK 6 billion and the EBITA margin was 11.5%. More information.