Vita Group announces acquisition of foam conversion business

Stuart Roby (Vita Group), left, and Duncan Geddes

Cheshire flexible foam specialist The Vita Group has acquired Technical Foam Services (TFS), a UK foam conversion business based in Corby, for an undisclosed sum.

TFS will bring enhanced technical foam conversion capacity and capability to Alderley Edge-based The Vita Group, as well as bringing an even greater level of service and access to product and conversion expertise for customers.

With more than 50 people employed at its site in Corby, Northants, TFS has been providing a range of bespoke, high quality foams to several market sectors, including the automotive, medical, audio and retail industries, for more than 20 years.

Duncan Geddes, owner and managing director of TFS, will continue to lead the business following the acquisition.

He said: “The integration of Technical Foam Services into The Vita Group is an exciting development and will allow us to continue providing our customers with the highest levels of service and be uniquely placed to offer customers additional value-added solutions.”

TFS is the first UK foam converter to achieve all three International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standards for prioritising the health and wellness of staff, delivery of high quality products and for its approach to environmental consciousness.

Vita Group, group CEO Ian Robb, said: “We believe this transaction allows Vita to provide a broader range of services and products, as well as the potential for opening up new routes to market.

“Duncan is a highly respected leader in the industry and with his experienced workforce has built an impressive entrepreneurial company in TFS.

“We look forward to working together in the future to support our customers.”