WEPA Professional Acquires Star Tissue UK
Star Tissue UK produces a wide range of high-quality tissue products, including the Sirius, Bliss, Kleenall, and Softelle brands.
Jan. 15, 2024 – WEPA Professional has announced the successful acquisition of Star Tissue UK, a prominent British hygiene paper provider based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The newly acquired entity will operate under the name “WEPA Professional UK”.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to WEPA, the acquisition reinforces its strategic commitment to further growth in the UK’s professional hygiene market.
“WEPA stands for the production of high-quality tissue paper, and the UK market is strategically important for us,” said Andreas Krengel, CEO Business Unit Professional of the WEPA Group. “We are delighted to continue the impressive growth of Star Tissue with Managing Director Khalid Saifullah and his team as WEPA Professional UK.”
WEPA noted that Khalid Saifullah will remain as Managing Director of the acquired business. “In WEPA Professional, we have found a partner that shares our values and stands for high-quality products and first-class customer service,” Saifullah said.
Founded in 2003 as a family business, Star Tissue has grown to become one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers of hygiene paper products. The Blackburn site, with 130 employees, produces a wide range of high-quality tissue products, including the Sirius, Bliss, Kleenall, and Softelle brands. The Blackburn plant, with three modern, fully automated converting lines, has a converting capacity of 27,000 tons per year.
WEPA Professional is part of the WEPA Group, a family business headquartered in Germany, with 13 European production sites. The UK presence includes a site in Bridgend, Wales, for the Consumer Business Unit.