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ADDEV Materials continues its expansion in the Aerospace and Defense sector with the acquisition of SECOA, based in the Netherlands.


Founded in 1993, SECOA (SEalants COatings Adhesives) is specialized in the distribution of surface treatments, paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, cleaners and lubricants, as well as tapes and other specialty products for the Aerospace and Defense industry.
For over 30 years, SECOA has built strong relationships with leading manufacturers such as PPG, 3M and Momentive.
ISO 9001 and AS 9120 certified, the company has a perfect management of customized labelling, packaging and documentation compliant to REACH. SECOA is authorized and has a qualified teams for handling hazardous goods transported by air.
The company, based in Dordrecht in the Netherlands, operates in the Netherlands, Europe and Asia. Its agility and operational excellence enable it to meet the specific needs of the Aerospace and Defense sector for maintenance and repair operations (MRO).
Through this acquisition, ADDEV Materials is pursuing its strategy of global geographic expansion, establishing SECOA as the base for its commercial and logistical deployment in the Aerospace and Defense sector in the Benelux and Central Europe.
"Our objective is to continue to grow in the Aerospace and Defense markets by remaining focused on our customers' needs in terms of product offering and operational excellence. With the acquisition of SECOA, we are strengthening our geographical position in Central Europe and our expertise in maintenance, so that we can offer our full range of chemical products and customized services closer to our customers," says Julien DUVANEL, CEO Aerospace & Defense.
"We share with ADDEV Materials the same desire to offer our customers a complete and specialized range of products, combined with a high level of support, always keeping the customer at the center of our concerns," adds Pieter VELDHOEN, General Manager of SECOA.



Founded in 2006, ADDEV Materials is an international mid-size company, with 800 employees, in 16 industrial plants in Europe, North America and Asia, for an annual sales turnover of 210m€. The headquarters is based in Lyon, France.

Our expertise is organized around two strategic international activities :
- Custom packaging of surface treatments, adhesives & sealants, paints & coatings for Aeronautics, Space and Defense sectors.
- Distribution and Converting of tapes, foams & films for Mobility, Industry and Healthcare sectors.

And a special position :
- Converting of technical films, fibers, electrical insulatives for Power and Electronics sectors.

The purpose of ADDEV Materials : "Converting industrial challenges into sustainable materials solutions " by supporting its clients in their ecological and energy transition, offering sustainable materials solutions using alternative materials, a network of local facilities reducing logistic impact, and customized technical expertise reducing waste. ADDEV Materials aims to support their customers to consume better, offering more added value using less resources.