Published on 27 May 2020
BT acquires majority share in Digital Serigraphic Technologies A/S (DST)
We are happy to announce that Bjørn Thorsen A/S (BT) has welcomed a new affiliate, Digital Serigraphic Technologies A/S (DST A/S) into the Bjørn Thorsen group (BTG). BT has a majority share in DST A/S, and operates the new company as of March 16, 2020.
The mission of DST A/S is to accelerate the adoption of innovative and effective solutions for the digital transfer industry. This technology is based on a unique combination of proprietary release liners, inks, adhesives and special additives, forming an ideal matched component system (the ‘DST System’). It was previously licensed to and commercialized by an affiliate of Reflex Holding AS, Digital Screenprinting Technologies ApS (DST ApS).
All appropriate actions have been put in place to ensure a smooth and rapid transition from DST ApS to DST A/S of relevant contractual obligations, existing customer relationships and ongoing developments.
The integration of DST A/S into the BT group will deliver the full potential of the DST System. DST A/S will benefit from BT’s strong capabilities as innovation-focused company, robust financial backbone and growing international presence. There are many synergies between DST A/S products and technologies with BT’s distribution portfolio and proprietary products available through its various affiliates. This acquisition will strengthen BT’s longtime partnerships with key market leaders, in broad areas such as additives, PU dispersions and thermoplastic polyurethanes, as well as pigments. BT is also on track to achieve the ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications for the entire group soon and will focus on providing more sustainable solutions through affiliates’ new product developments wherever feasible.
For more information on this new venture, visit the DST A/S website at www.dst-digital.com or contact us at email@example.com.
About the Bjørn Thorsen A/S group (BTG)
The Bjørn Thorsen group (BTG) is built around the privately-owned Bjørn Thorsen A/S distributor. Its core team focuses on sales of a wide range of products from leading chemical manufacturers to Northern European customers active in diverse end uses in Automotive, Coating, Construction, Industrial, Medical, etc. For more information regarding the distribution portfolio, visit www.bjorn-thorsen.com.
In recent years, BTG has increasingly acted as true solution provider, leveraging its considerable application and processing technology know-how, together with flexible and efficient logistics services from warehouses in several European and other locations around the world. This broader capability is reinforced by the development expertise of its affiliates, Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS), Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) and Nordic Formulation Technology A/S (NFT) that complement BTG’s offering with their own ranges of customized alloys, compounds, reactive polymers, dispersions and solutions, available globally in response to individual needs. Through its recent acquisition of Digital Serigraphic Technologies A/S (DST), the group is also engaged in the development and commercialization of innovative and flexible solutions for the transfer industry with a unique combination of dedicated materials used in digital printing. Find out more about BTG affiliates on their websites: www.ccs-nordic.com, www.ngc-nordic.com and www.dst-digital.com.