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BDMO and Hellyn Kartonnage announce a strategic partnership

14-02-2017

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BDMO and Hellyn Kartonnage announce a strategic partnership

14 February 2017 – BDMO and Hellyn Kartonnage together announce the formation of a strategic partnership between the two companies. A more intense collaboration is made possible by bringing together the shareholdership, enabling the further growth of the business activities of both companies.

BDMO is specialized in luxury packaging made from rigid cardboard while Hellyn Kartonnage is known for its personalized presentation tools made from cardboard. Both companies know each other already for a long time, working together as a respective customer & supplier and share the same values on sustainable entrepreneurship. As of now, both companies can collaborate even more intensely and on a more strategic level. Focus will be put on the further development of innovative packaging and presentation tools which can be used by their customers as true marketing tools.

Both companies will remain independent and will operate under their own respected brands. The BDMO team will be further managed by Geert Casselman. The Hellyn team by Mieke Hellyn for sales & marketing, by Jan Hellyn for production and will be reinforced by Kris De Brabandere for general & financial matters. Koen Hellyn will hand over his order management responsibilities internally in the course of 2017. Both sister companies will realize a combined turnover of more than 14 million euros, primarily in Belgium but also in the neighboring countries. Total employment exceeds 80 motivated employees.

For more information
BDMO — Nijverheidsstraat 11, 8760 Meulebeke
Tel: +32 51 48 08 11 — E-mail: info@bdmo.com

Hellyn Kartonnage — Ooigemstraat 22, 8710 Wielsbeke
Tel: +32 56 66 67 71 — E-mail: info@hellyn.be

About BDMO
BDMO / Bruggeman & Desouter (www.bdmo.com) – located in Meulebeke, Belgium – develops, produces and sells luxury packaging made from rigid cardboard for primarily the food, cosmetics and gifting industry. The origins of the currently integrated production company are the printing company Bruggeman and the cardboard company Desouter that merged 25 years ago. BDMO focuses on the mid-to-high order quantity market segments and emphasizes creativity & quality to enhance its packaging products as truly distinctive marketing tools for the strong brands of its customers (“Upgrading Packaging”). At the end of 2016, BDMO bought the assets of the cardboard company Carir which have been integrated in its own activities.

About Hellyn Kartonnage
Hellyn Kartonnage (www.hellyn.be) – located in Wielsbeke, Belgium – is since its founding in 1962 a manufacturer of personalized presentation tools made from cardboard such as binders (with or without rings), displays, sample books and gift packaging. The company focuses on qualitative tailor-made products, also for smaller order quantities, with reliable delivery times & service to support the marketing activities of its clients (“Creative Presentation Tools”). Its subsidiary Plastibook is specialized in industrial plastification for the graphics industry.

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