Naxnova Acquires Quad Industries for INR 90 Cr

L-R: Arne Casteleyn, Founder, Quad; Salil Musale, MD, Naxnova &  Ruben Casteleyn, Founder, Quad

Delhi/Mumbai, India and Brussels, Belgium – Naxnova (formerly known as Classic Stripes), a design and technology company and one of the leading industry leaders in surface augmentation, announced the acquisition of Quad Industries Belgium, a prominent player in the printed electronics sector, for INR 90 crore (approximately € 10 million).

This substantial investment marks a significant strategic move for Naxnova as it expands its market presence and solidifies its position as a frontrunner in delivering disruptive products and services for its customers. Naxnova has acquired a 74 percent stake from the current shareholders of Quad Industries and the balance stake shall be acquired in a phased manner, making the transaction a 100 percent share purchase deal over the next few quarters.

Established in 1998, Quad Industries Belgium has garnered a strong reputation for its next generation technology in developing and manufacturing user interfaces and other printed solutions for the medical, wearables, consumer goods, and automotive sectors in the European Union. This acquisition brings together the complementary capabilities of Naxnova and Quad Industries Belgium, enabling the combined entity to offer a broader range of next generation products, particularly in the automotive, consumer goods, and healthcare sectors. Led by Arne and Ruben Casteleyn, Quad Industries has a well-established development and manufacturing facility located in Belgium and Slovakia. In the past few years, Quad has expanded its activities in the field of printed electronics even further so that we can now also provide these sectors with innovative, flexible sensor solutions.

Delighted to welcome Quad Industries into the Naxnova family, Salil Musale, Managing Director, Naxnova, commented, “This strategic acquisition aligns with our growth strategy to offer the latest advanced products to our customers globally. This transaction perfectly aligns with our growth strategy, not just worldwide but immediately in the Indian market, as our new offerings will replace old technology products in the consumer durables market and in the 2-wheeler and 4 wheeler segment. This will help us increase our market share and revenue from Indian operations exponentially going forward.” He continued, “Our merged capabilities will allow us to design, develop, and supply advanced, high value next generation products to our customers with more speed, fostering stronger customer relationships and leaping ahead of our competition. Speed, high quality, and the best design functionality are the core of our business. Through collaborating with the best companies, we want to serve customers better than anyone else, and we are on our way to do just that.”

Ruben Casteleyn, Founder & Managing Director, Quad, stated, “Joining forces with Naxnova presents an excellent opportunity for both companies. The synergies created through this collaboration enable us to deliver a great set of products and services to our customers. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of technology and shape the future of printed electronics in markets where we operate.”

Both Naxnova and Quad Industries Belgium share a commitment to fostering innovation, fast product development, and learning new technologies in line with customers current and future needs. Naxnova’s product lineup includes a wide array of next-generation solutions designed to enhance interior and exterior branding, improve safety, provide comfort and convenience, and offer a wow factor with its design strengths. Their products range from illuminated surfaces for branding, safety sensors, touch HMIs to soft and hard surface thermal management, battery thermal management, etc. Additionally, Naxnova offers various other electronic products such as wireless chargers, paddle door handles, interior roof lighting, parking sensors, exterior body kits, e-mirrors, blind-spot detection sensors, defogging sensors, electronic sidesteps, etc. While expanding its futuristic product portfolio, the company has also steadily expanded in its decorative segment by adding more decorative and aesthetic products for the two-wheeler and passenger car segments in India. With this acquisition, Naxnova will have added more products to offer the Indian 2 wheeler, passenger car, and white goods industry.

In recent months, Naxnova has also made an aggressive entry into the Indian white goods and passenger car segments. Musale added, “We are thrilled to enter the white goods and passenger car segments with more customer-centric, wow products which are orbits above existing products offered by others in the industry. With an aggressive growth strategy in mind, we are confident that these innovative solutions will allow us to gain a substantial market share in India in 2024 and beyond. We’ve also significantly reduced our product development timeline, which is a significant achievement for us, extremely advantageous, and in line with customers today. Our focus remains on providing exceptional value to our customers while keeping their needs at the center of our operations. We are perfectly aligned and are working hard towards our Hon’ble PM’s initiative and vision of designing and manufacturing products in India for the World.” 

Naxnova’s acquisition and expansion into the white goods and passenger car segments represents a significant milestone for the company. Leveraging its expertise and commitment to innovation, it is positioned to revolutionize the Indian market, setting new industry standards.

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