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Arca Systems

Status
Realised
Country
Sweden
Strategy
Mid Cap
Sector
Industrials
Entry
Jul-98
Exit
Feb-05
Fund
IK 1997/2000

Lead provider of material handling solutions

Arca Systems is the European market leader in returnable plastic packaging products and systems for transport and materials handling. Customer sectors include the assembly industry, retailing, beverages and agriculture.

Arca Systems operates in 30 countries in Europe, North America and Asia, with approximately 900 employees. Arca Systems’ head office is 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.