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Mountville Mills Europe Acquires Bartex

Thu, Jan 31st 2019 10:00 am

LAGRANGE, GA (January 31, 2019) - Mountville Mills Europe, a global leader in commercial floor mat manufacturing and sister company of M+A Matting, has acquired Bartex NV, a leader in dust control mat manufacturing for textile service companies in Europe. 

“Bartex is one of the pioneers in our industry, and they have a rich history of product innovation and excellent quality.” said David Hart, CEO of Mountville Mills.  “We are honored to have the opportunity to continue the Bartex tradition, and our customers will benefit tremendously from the combined marketing support, the expanded product line and manufacturing efficiencies.” 

"This agreement is ideal for Bartex’s customers and employees”, said Philippe Barbieux, founder of Bartex NV. "Partnering with Mountville gives us the opportunity to start a new era in our company’s history, while keeping the uniqueness of our products and brand" added Luc Van den Berge, CEO of Bartex.

Mountville Mills Europe is a subsidiary of Mountville Mills, Inc., a family-owned business founded in 1963.  Mountville Mills, Inc. has eight subsidiaries, including M+A Matting.  Collectively, the Mountville family of companies has three mat manufacturing facilities and two rubber manufacturing facilities in Georgia, as well as manufacturing facilities in Ronse, Belgium and Caerphilly, United Kingdom, and is the largest producer of rubber-backed floor mats in the world. 

Bartex was founded in 1982 by Mr. Philippe Barbieux.  Bartex developed the first printing machine for logo mats and have grown into one of the market leaders in the dust control mat manufacturing market in Europe. The company specializes in high-quality and customized products designed for the textile services industry. 

Mountville Mills
David Hart, CEO

Bartex NV
Luc Va den Berge, CEO