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Lead provider of material handling solutions
At the time of exiting, Arca Systems was the European market leader in returnable plastic packaging products and systems for transport and materials handling. Customer sectors included the assembly industry, retailing, beverages and agriculture.
Arca Systems operated in 30 countries in Europe, North America and Asia, with approximately 900 employees. Arca Systems’ head office was located in Malmö, Sweden.
Arca was acquired from Perstorp in July 1998 by the IK 1997 Fund, before divestment to Schoeller Wavin Systems in February 2005.
Our Value Creation Strategy
During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:
- Establish a platform for growth by developing new and innovative products and systems;
- Increase efficiency through production restructuring and operational reengineering;
- Facilitate divestment of non-core businesses; and
- Achieve profitability improvements.