The acquisition brings together two strong additive manufacturing companies to collaborate and deliver global 3D printing solutions to industrial markets.
Northbrook, Ill., Sept. 19, 2023 — Today M. Holland Company, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials, announced that Interfacial Consultants LLC, a leading material science-based products and services company, is acquiring M. Holland’s 3D Printing group. Interfacial is a NAGASE Group company providing advanced materials and manufacturing process solutions. The acquisition leverages M. Holland’s expertise in industrial markets with Interfacial’s advanced additive manufacturing technology.
M. Holland’s 3D Printing group specializes in integrated additive manufacturing technologies for injection molding applications and more. Its dedicated engineers and specialists provide prototype services, parts and mold production, contract manufacturing, training, and ongoing consultation.
“M. Holland has assembled a strong team and a successful consultative business development model to drive 3D printing adoption,” said Jeff Cernohous, chief operating officer at Interfacial. “Interfacial launched its EMPOWR3D™ division in 2022, with the aim to help industrial end users adopt 3D printing into their businesses at scale. This acquisition accelerates our efforts and provides additional reach with M. Holland’s extensive customer base.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Interfacial, which was acquired by NAGASE in 2020, will assume the assets of M. Holland’s 3D Printing group. After the transaction closes on Sept. 29, 2023, Interfacial will service M. Holland’s 3D printing customers and provide additive manufacturing solutions to industrial markets with turnkey services from concept to commercialization.
“We’re excited to build upon M. Holland’s expertise developing 3D printing applications across various markets with Interfacial’s development services, specialty materials and engineered substrates,” said Carlos Aponte, who has served as M. Holland’s market manager of 3D Printing for the last year. “We expect a seamless transition for our customers and partners, who will benefit from a more robust and highly focused approach.” Aponte along with his sales and technical team will move with M. Holland’s 3D Printing group to Interfacial.
“With this acquisition, M. Holland can connect our customers with Interfacial for all 3D printing needs,” said Peter Prusak, director of Business Development at M. Holland. “Our broad customer base will benefit from access to additive manufacturing solutions, with the added technology and resources from our partner Interfacial.”
Interfacial is focused on the development and commercialization of technology platforms relating to advanced materials and manufacturing processes for the plastics, building and construction, electronics, automotive, recycling, and specialty chemicals markets.
M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering clients innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions, delivering materials that empower sustainable innovation, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships and innovation has formed the core of the company’s heritage, culture and vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1.5 billion in annual sales, partners with more than 4,000 customers annually, and serves over 70 countries across North America, LATAM, EMEA and Asia. M. Holland has offices located in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. To learn more, visit www.mholland.com and follow M. Holland on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
NAGASE Group is a leading chemical trading firm in Japan, founded in 1832. NAGASE Group has continued to expand its business by enhancing value-added functions/services such as manufacturing, processing, and R&D capabilities. Today, NAGASE Group owns more than 100 group companies around the globe, manufacturing and distributing various materials such as chemicals, plastics, electronics materials, food ingredients and pharmaceutical ingredients. For more information, see https://www.nagase.com/. and Twitter.
Interfacial Consultants is a leader in the development of advanced materials and manufacturing processes for the global marketplace. Its headquarters and Development Services division are located in the Cervenka Center, which sits atop the bluffs of the beautiful Mississippi River in Prescott, Wisconsin. Its manufacturing divisions – Specialty Materials and Engineered Substrates – are located in multiple locations in River Falls, Wisconsin. The company has a talented team of 80 scientists, engineers, operators, and support staff who work effectively as a team to develop, manufacture high performance advanced materials for the plastics, building and construction (B&C), electronics, automotive, recycling and specialty chemicals markets. For more information, see www.ifllc.com.