The Navigator Company completed the acquisition of Gomà-Camps Group’s Consumer Tissue business, including the acquisition of Spanish company GOMÀCAMPS CONSUMER, S.L.U. and French company GOMÀ-CAMPS FRANCE SAS (hereinafter referred to as "GC Consumer").
This acquisition is part of an ambitious plan for diversification and development of the Navigator Group, strengthening the Group’s position as the second largest Iberian producer of tissue, with an annual production capacity that now stands at 165,000 tonnes.
GC Consumer filed total sales volume of EUR 116 million, which joint around 200 million euros of Navigator sales in this business segment in 2022. It is the most modern operation (established in 2005 and further expanded in 2018) belonging to one of Spain’s oldest and most prestigious family-owned companies’ operation for over 260 years in the field of paper production.
As a result of the investment and to make the most of its strategic location in Ejea de los Caballeros (Saragossa), bringing this factory into the group should contribute to a new growth cycle in this business segment. In the Tissue business, Navigator estimations point to consolidated sales of tissue paper in excess of EUR 300 M.
Acquiring GC Consumer complements the Group’s current business activities, both industrially and commercially. Adding this new factory should enable a more optimized management of the portfolio of Iberian clients, help boosting new business in Spain, and capture operational synergies in France as a result of its strategic location in Saragossa.
The Group intends to continue GC Consumer’s business and incorporate the broad know-how, talent and extensive experience of its professionals, exploring opportunities to strengthen the position of this joint operation in the global market. In recent years, Navigator has been working on a universe of innovative and differentiating products, such as Aquactive™, AirsenseTM and Calorie Control™, with the aim of meeting the needs of consumers and professionals, helping to improve daily hygiene care and wellness. In this path of innovation and differentiation, GC Consumer vanguard attitude now joins, which will allow it to continue to explore new business opportunities.