New owner for braid specialist Eurocord
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Eurocord, the Netherlands-based high-tech braiding specialist, has changed ownership. The new owner is Paul Udo, formerly General Manager of the company, which has been renamed Eurocord The Netherlands BV.
Udo joined Eurocord in August 2013 following extensive senior management experience that included sales, production and logistics. He was appointed by founder and owner, Cas Croon, who has recently decided to retire.
Udo revealed that he had been in talks about taking over the company for several months and has now purchased the name, equipment and stock. The business will stay in the same building and there will be no noticeable changes for customers.
“We have worked hard to grow the business in the last two years and everything is in good shape,” said Udo. “All of our customers are continuing to work with us and are happy with the developments. It is business as usual.”
Udo will give himself time before considering any changes to the company’s strategy and says he is looking forward to meeting new customers at EFTTEX in June. High-end products, reliable service and the production of lines to customers’ individual specifications remain key priorities.
Eurocord, a licenced user of Dyneema, has invested in product development in recent years and launched a new four-carrier braid at last year’s EFTTEX. All its products are manufactured in its factory at Tilburg.
Eurcord was founded in 1972 as a manufacturer of shoelaces. It later expanded into kite lines and fishing lines and is a leader in customised cords and ropes.
“We will continue to be a trusted supplier of all our products,” added Udo. “Eurocord is the same company with a new name.”