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B.B. : By joining the Braj Binani Group, 3B
positions itself on a new growth trajectory for long-term success. This operation offers 3B the opportunity to secure its existing assets, to ensure its development over the long run, to better serve its customers and to better accompany their growth around the world.

ning full integration of all your composite activities?

B.B. : The existing Goa fibreglass opera-

them. Our downstream organization is still to be defined.
JCM: Are you contemplating new acquisitions, or are you counting on organic growth?

JCM: You’ve announced that you’ll be merging your glass activities. Are you plan-

tions are currently being grouped together under 3B-the fibreglass company that will become the fibreglass entity within the Braj Binani Group. The teams are being integrated and are working together to define and deliver our ambitious growth objectives. As far as the downstream activities are concerned, we have currently no plans to integrate

B.B. : Growth is at the heart of our agenda.

We are currently analysing all growth options with green-field projects being considered. This being said, all options remain open and good opportunities on the acquisition side are not to be disregarded.

opportunities, and to support its clients around the world in its areas of focus: wind, thermoplastics and performance composite markets. This transaction will contribute to 3B’s commitment to offer its clients a reliable sourcing strategy. “This is the beginning of a new era for our young company. It’s an important milestone,” says 3B’s President Jean-François Santicoli. “The integration of 3B within the Braj Binani Group presents tremendous potential. It positions us on a trajectory for new growth. We will fully leverage our unique strengths to support

our customers’ growth strategies around the world. Our success has been built upon the close relationships we have with our customers, which allow us to partner with them to develop innovative composite solutions. More than ever, they will be able to rely on us to support their future business growth,” he concludes.

About 3B-the fibreglass company
3B-the fibreglass company is a leading developer and supplier of fibreglass products and technologies for the reinforcement
India? Is the Indian subcontinent going to become a priority for you?

of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers. This dynamic and entrepreneurial company has two state-of-the-art fibreglass manufacturing facilities in Battice, Belgium and Birkeland, Norway as well as a dedicated R&D centre located in the heart of Europe. The company’s ambition is to be the thermoplastic reinforcement global leader, the wind energy solution provider and the business development partner for innovative composite applications. This growth agenda builds upon three strategic drivers that are sustainability, technological
set up as a priority?

interview

J.-F. S. : Today India represents less than
10% of the consolidated 3B business. Going forward, India will for sure be an area of focus within our growth agenda. 3B Goa team’s intimate knowledge of the Indian market as well as their excellent technical know-how are key advantages to help define the best market and customer approach for 3B in India and to implement it successfully.

J.-F. S. : Our first priority is to leverage

jean-François santiCoLi, President, 3B-the FiBregLass ComPany

JEC Composites Magazine: You’ve announced your desire to increase your production capacity to 300,000 metric tons within 3 to 5 years. Are you planning to expand some sites or to build new ones?

JCM: Will you make changes to the Goa site?

3B and Binani’s strong branding for successful growth. 3B is a reference in the fibreglass industry and the Braj Binani Group has been an industrial reference in India for many years. In addition to sharing the same vision and the same values, our product range and geographic reach are highly complementary. We will fully leverage our unique strengths and those complementarities to deliver greater value to our customers and support their growth strategies around the world.

J.-F. S. : We are going to revisit the

Jean-François Santicoli: As

stated by Mr Binani we are currently contemplating all growth options and will thoroughly consider every opportunity.

product mix of Goa to deliver on our group’s long-term strategy focused on thermoplastics, wind energy and innovative composite applications. This strategy could be tactically complemented with new prospects to seize additional growth opportunities.

JCM: How will the acquisition change 3B’s operational strategy?

J.-F. S. : Our strategy remains unchan-

JCM: How much of 3B’s business is with

JCM: What type of synergy needs to be

ged. Our enlarged team is mobilized to achieve our objective of doubling our capacity while maintaining profitable and sustainable growth in accordance with our long term strategy focused on three key markets: thermoplastics, wind energy and innovative composite applications.

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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012

Cover
Edito
Point of view: Closer to the shop floor
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS
- In Brief
- Glass fibre
APPLICATIONS
- Pipes & tanks
- Building
MARKET
- Human resources
- Glass fibre
- Turkey
FEATURE AUTOMOTIVE
- Braiding
- Lightening
- D-LFT
- Sustainability
- RTM
- RIM
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
- Design
- Fatigue behaviour
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
- Wind
- Reinforcement
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Glass fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Pipes & tanks
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Building
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Human resources
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Glass fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Turkey
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Braiding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Lightening
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - D-LFT
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Sustainability
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - RTM
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - RIM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Design
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Fatigue behaviour
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Wind
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Reinforcement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Index
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