U.S. division of Belgian roofing solutions manufacturer to join SOPREMA Group
WADSWORTH, Ohio (August 1, 2018)—SOPREMA, Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering waterproofing solutions, announces the acquisition of DERBIGUM Americas Inc.—the U.S. division of DERBIGUM, a Belgian roofing solutions provider. SOPREMA plans to maximize DERBIGUM’s rich history of manufacturing the highest-quality APP-modified bitumen and a full line of roofing adhesives, mastics and primers as DERBIGUM Americas joins the RESISTO and Chem Link brands as part of the SOPREMA family of companies in the United States.
DERBIGUM Americas, which opened its doors in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1989, will operate as a subsidiary of SOPREMA, becoming a “SOPREMA Group Company.” The DERBIGUM leadership team will remain involved, and business will continue operating as usual without disruption.
“We are pleased to welcome DERBIGUM Americas into our company, furthering our dedication to being an industry leader in engineered roofing solutions and strengthening our product offering by having local APP-modified bitumen production in the U.S.,” said Tim Kersey, vice president and general manager, SOPREMA. “Derbigum is a well-recognized and long-respected name brand, and we see immediate synergies between the two companies’ people and portfolios.”