Mountville Mills, a global leader in commercial floor mat manufacturing, has acquired Bartex NV, a leader in dust control mat manufacturing for linen, uniform and facility services companies in Europe.

In a statement issued on 31 January, David Hart, CEO of Mountville Mills said: “Bartex is one of the pioneers in our industry, and they have a rich history of product innovation and excellent quality.”

He continued: “We are honoured 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.”

Bartex was founded in 1982 by Philippe Barbieux. He said: “This agreement is ideal for Bartex’s customers and employees,” said Philippe Barbieux.

Luc Van den Berge, CEO of Bartex added: “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.”

Bartex developed the first printing machine for logo mats and has grown into one of the market leaders in the dust control mat manufacturing market in Europe. Based in Fleurus, Belgium, the company specialises in high-quality, customised products designed for the textile services industry.

Founded in 1963, Mountville Mills is a family owned business and is the largest producer of rubber- backed floor mats in the world. Mountville has three mat manufacturing facilities and two rubber manufacturing facilities in Georgia. Mountville also has manufacturing facilities in Ronse, Belgium, and Caerphilly, UK.