Global adhesives provider, H.B. Fuller, has finalized its purchase of Apollo Adhesive Solution, currently the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of liquid adhesives, coatings, and primers for the industrial, construction, and roofing markets.
Apollo will operate within H.B. Fuller’s existing construction adhesives and engineering adhesives business units, and is expected to enhance H.B. Fuller’s position in key high-value, high-margin markets.
The addition of this business will expand the company’s share in key construction markets in the UK and Europe, also enabling global expansion. It is in addition to H.B. Fuller’s recent acquisition of Fourny in early January 2022.
Apollo’s construction solutions business supplies liquid adhesive, sealants, and resin to construction markets, which are used to bond or repair building materials in homes, on construction sites, and in factories — replacing traditional adhesives, such as cements, wood glues, or traditional fasteners. Its roofing technology includes a range of insulation and membrane adhesives, as well as roof and waterproofing primers.
The company’s industrial adhesive solutions business will enhance H.B. Fuller’s engineering adhesives’ transportation product line with high-performance applications for panel laminations in caravans and motor homes, PVC door panels, insulation, furniture, textiles, aircraft seating, and marine vessels.
“Apollo’s highly specified commercial roofing, construction, and high-performance industrial adhesives will drive new growth opportunities in our construction and transportation adhesives businesses in the UK and across EIMEA,” said H.B. Fuller president and CEO Jim Owens. “Fourny’s position as a leader in the commercial roofing business will accelerate our growth in the region and allow localization of products imported from the United States.”