To whom it may concern:
Please be advised that effective August 1, 2019, the Atotech Group, based in Berlin, Germany, has acquired J-KEM International AB (“J-KEM”).
Thanks to the success of our customers and products, J-KEM was ready to expand and we needed to find the best way to proceed. When this opportunity with Atotech came up we evaluated it very carefully. After many intensive meetings and discussions we were convinced that this transaction will best serve our existing customers and the PCB industry.
Johan Lundqvist, J-KEM´s Chief Executive Officer: “This deal made a lot of sense. I am convinced that J-KEM will contribute to Atotech´s portfolio, and our customers will benefit from Atotech´s best-in-class service. We are looking forward to working with the Atotech team.”
Franco Vezzoli, J-KEM´s Chief Technical officer: “Over the years, we at J-KEM have been able to build an impressive range of products. Several of our technologies are deployed in the industries’ front line. However, to develop our technology even further, we needed to partner with a company that had global scale. By joining Atotech, J-KEM will be able to leverage Atotech’s significant R&D resources and technology insight, and provide these benefits to our customers on a worldwide basis.
Atotech’s mission will be to extend and enhance the existing technical and commercial achievements of J-KEM. Atotech is also committed to ensuring a seamless transition and continuity in supply and support for all J-KEM’s highly valued customers.
All existing services of J-KEM to its partners will be seamlessly continued by Atotech and are supplemented by full access to its regional and global development, production and technical support including material science and analytical services.
Geoff Wild, Atotech´s Chief Executive Officer: “We are thrilled to add J-KEMs strong products and technologies. J-KEMs strong reputation for technical performance fits well within our unique solution-based approach.”
We understand that questions will arise and we are more than willing to answer them all and to resolve any concerns.