Our manufacturing presence in Europe provides an ideal base for distribution across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It has also strengthened our commitment to be a full-line supplier to markets worldwide.
In 1987, we purchased and consolidated manufacturing and distribution facilities in Burnley, England. This was the start of our international operations and formed the foundation for our growth in global markets. Today, this facility produces injection molded toilet seats that are distributed throughout Europe, the Middle East & Africa under the Bemis name and many private labels.
In 1999, we acquired two Italian manufacturing companies and consolidated them into the Carrara & Matta facility outside Torino, Italy. Carrara & Matta brought Bemis new technology and product lines, including bathroom accessories, for new markets worldwide.