Mitol was founded in 1947 in the Slovenian town of Sežana, originally as a dairy company. In 1954 the first glue was developed on the basis of casein derived from surplus milk. In the next decades Mitol expanded to the production of synthetic adhesives. The company gained a strong position in the Balkan countries, after which new export markets were explored. Currently, Mitol realizes 60% of its turnover in export to more than 30 countries and employs 81 people. Mitol’s product portfolio consists of dispersions, hot melt and PVA/PU based adhesives. These products are mainly destined for the professional woodworking, paper and packaging industry as well as to the bonding of floor covering. Soudal’s long-term vision for Mitol is to become an Eastern-European center of excellence for adhesives and dispersions.
The current management will stay in charge of Mitol. Mr. Marjan Mateta, CEO of Mitol: The acquisition of Mitol by an important player as Soudal is a huge opportunity for us. By becoming part of the Soudal group, the long term future of Mitol is secured as it will further strengthen the sales and product development. We believe important synergies can be realized in various fields of our business.
Vic Swerts, founder and president of Soudal: The acquisition of Mitol reinforces Soudal’s position in the Balkan region and on the adhesives market in general. The acquisition also brings new products and expertise to our company, helping us with our ambition to achieve a 1 billion euro turnover in 2020. We had a very positive experience in Slovenia with the take-over of TKK in 2013 and are convinced that the acquisition of Mitol will equally become a success. As we did in TKK, we will further expand and invest in Mitol. Mitol becomes our 16th production site worldwide.