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Press release | July 10, 2023

Acquisition of Irish company JB Roche

Amplex acquires world-leading manufacturer of inflatable shelters and maintenance hangars for the aviation industry

Amplex AB has acquired all the shares in the Irish company J.B. Roche (MFG) Ltd. The seller is the company’s founder and Managing Director Ian Nagle and part-owner Eileen Roche.

JB Roche is based in Cork in southern Ireland. Founded by Ian Nagle in 1983, the company initially manufactured tarpaulins for haulage companies and in the late 1990s developed and patented a unique solution for fabric-based air-filled structures for maintenance and repairs. Today, JB Roche has a world-leading position as a supplier of inflatable shelters and hangars for the aviation and defence industries. The products are portable, extremely durable and easy to deploy, giving the company’s customers a safer and more comfortable working environment even in harsh weather and in inaccessible locations without other fixed protection. The company has a turnover of around SEK 50 million and some 20 employees.

“JB Roche is a true niche company with a unique offering and a strong market position. The company has an impressive customer base of global players who place great value on the company’s products. It also has a proven ability to develop new, innovative solutions and applications for its products such as the new FLASHPLUG® engine preservation system. JB Roche will therefore be a valuable addition to our existing operations in workplace safety,” says Henrik Johansson, Head of the Industrial business area within the Amplex group.

All management in JB Roche will continue in their respective roles following the ownership change. Commenting on the deal, Managing Director and previous part-owner Ian Nagle says: “We chose Amplex as our new partner and owner since we fully share the values of entrepreneurship and customer commitment as well as the decisive significance of skilled, dedicated employees. I am confident that the combined experience and business development expertise of both parties will lift JB Roche to new heights going forward.”

For further information about this transaction, please contact

Henrik Johansson, Head of the Industrial business area, Amplex
+46 (0)733 67 32 99, henrik.johansson(at)amplexab.se

Ian Nagle, founder, Managing Director and previous part-owner, J.B. Roche (MFG) Ltd.
+353 (0)21 4320 320, ian(at)jbroche.com

Håkan Lundgren, Head of Corporate Development & Communications, Amplex
+46 (0)8 759 35 79, hakan.lundgren(at)amplexab.se

Download: PRM_Amplex_JBRoche_2023-07-10_EN



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