Leading Swedish Contract Manufacturer Finalizes US Acquisition
Bethel, Vermont – GW Plastics, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed its merger with the Nolato Group. Headquartered in Torekov, Sweden, Nolato is a global solutions provider specializing in developing and manufacturing products in polymer materials such as plastic, silicone, and TPE for leading companies within the healthcare, automotive, and consumer electronics industries.
To recognize the collaborative nature and symbolic significance of this partnership, the Nolato Group and GW Plastics have announced a new logo featuring distinct branding elements from both companies. GW Plastics has subsequently rebranded to Nolato GW, Inc.
With GW Plastics’ seven global manufacturing facilities joining Nolato’s 25+ facilities around the world, this acquisition gives Nolato and GW Plastics an impressive global position on the three key continents of North America, Asia, and Europe. Nolato’s acquisition of GW Plastics offers their customers expanded resources and capacity in the healthcare, filtration, and automotive markets.
This year marks GW Plastics’ 65th anniversary, and the company is proud to have grown from humble beginnings in Vermont to a thriving global enterprise operating from three continents. Headquartered in Bethel, Vermont, GW Plastics has over 1,000 employees at its manufacturing facilities in the US, Mexico, China, and Ireland. The company had been privately held, under the same ownership and leadership, since 1983 and the current management will remain with Nolato. The company has strong, longstanding customer relationships with a host of market leaders across the globe, especially in the medical device, diagnostics, drug delivery, and automotive industries.
“We believe Nolato aligns exceptionally well with GW Plastics’ business and culture, and together we’ll offer our customers the same predictability and engagement they have come to rely on,” said GW Plastics President and CEO Brenan Riehl. “Our customers will now be able to enjoy the support and scale of the entire Nolato Group with its comprehensive product development, engineering services, and extensive global manufacturing network. The combined capabilities and synergies between our companies are second to none and we look forward to leveraging them for our customers’ benefit.”
About Nolato GW, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Nolato GW has earned a reputation as an industry leader in injection molding, precision tooling, and contract manufacturing serving the world’s most successful companies in the healthcare, automotive, and filtration markets. Formerly GW Plastics, the company was acquired by Nolato AB of Sweden in 2020, providing significant synergies and a strong manufacturing position in North America, Asia, and Europe.
Specializing in complex injection molded thermoplastic and silicone solutions, Nolato GW excels at close tolerance mold building and scientific injection molding. With leading-edge technologies, a Six Sigma quality commitment, and a relentless pursuit of innovation, Nolato GW partners with market leaders who seek consistency of leadership, business integrity, a high-tech and standardized global manufacturing platform, and an experienced workforce. The company’s standardized ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949, and FDA-registered manufacturing facilities are located in Bethel and Royalton, Vermont; San Antonio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Querétaro, Mexico; Dongguan, China; and Sligo, Ireland. Nolato GW is a Plastics News Processor of the Year and Sustained Excellence award winner.
Global market-leading OEMs trust Nolato GW to deliver their most challenging projects. For more information, please visit their website at www.GWPlastics.com. For more information on Nolato, please visit their website at www.Nolato.com.
Contact: Rebecca Murphy
Nolato GW, Inc.
Corporate Marketing Specialist
239 Pleasant Street
Bethel, VT 05032
+1 (802) 234-9941