Nine & Co to take over the German manufacturer Alvi
The Dutch group Nine & Co, which is known for its Noppies brand, is joining forces with the mattress and home textiles specialist. The goal is to strengthen both companies’ positions on the market for products for parents and babies in Europe. Managing Director Stephanie Viehhofer of Alvi is confident that the Alvi brand will benefit from Nine & Co’s expertise. The group is owned by the investment company Vendis Capital.
“By joining the Nine & Co group, our company is taking an important step towards the future. Nine & Co has a strong international position with many well-known maternity and babywear brands. In addition, they have a wealth of expertise in design, innovation, marketing, and sustainability. We believe that Alvi will benefit from this expertise and from Nine & Co’s international sales structure. Together, we can work to strengthen our brands, drive sustainable growth, and provide a better service to our international customers,” says Stephanie Viehhofer, Managing Director of Alvi.
With this move, Alvi can further develop its extensive market knowledge and use expansion to boost the growth of its brand. The customers will remain the focus here. Nine & Co will benefit from Alvi’s leading position in baby sleep products in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In addition, Nine & Co will gain a logistical advantage for expansion in the DACH area, thanks to the production facilities in Höxter and Poland.
“We will strive to further grow the European leader in maternity and babywear (from the beginning of pregnancy to 6-7 years of age). With the brands Noppies, Queen Mum, Supermom, Esprit für Mütter, Nop, and Imps&elfs, Nine & Co is already a leader in the market for maternity wear and for baby and children’s clothing. With its high-quality products, Alvi will greatly enrich our portfolio, especially in Germany, where we want to establish ourselves more strongly in the future. We are therefore very happy about this move. We are confident that both companies will benefit from each other and that we can now focus more on the needs of our customers and consumers. Together with Alvi, we will be even better placed to reach our goal of using design, comfort, and care to give confidence and joy to mothers and babies,” says Anne-Gien Haan, CEO of Nine & Co.
More about Alvi here.
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