Formerra Acquires Total Polymer Solutions

Formerra, a preeminent distributor of engineered materials, today announced it has acquired Total Polymer Solutions (“TPS”), a leading polymer distributor based in Dublin and serving Ireland, the United Kingdom, and broader Europe.

TPS has worked with Formerra for over a decade serving Ireland and U.K.-based manufacturing operations of multinational healthcare customers. TPS has an expansive product portfolio, exceptional customer service, and in-depth healthcare technical and regulatory expertise in this growing regional hub for medical device and equipment production. Ronan Kennedy and Eamonn Keane, TPS’ co-founders and owners, will join the Formerra team and remain invested in the business going forward.

Total Polymer Solutions will enable Formerra to strengthen its global healthcare distribution platform while building on both companies’ shared capabilities around rapid product development, innovation, and regulatory support,” commented Cathy Dodd, Chief Executive Officer of Formerra. “This acquisition enables us to better serve our global healthcare customers in Europe with streamlined supply chain management and faster go-to-market support, driving significant value for all stakeholders.

Ronan Kennedy and Eamonn Keane added: “We are excited to join forces with Formerra, and together, we can create greater benefits for our customers by leveraging our combined strengths. Formerra’s leading product design and manufacturing support services, in combination with our strong in-region market presence, positions us to be nimble and meet customers’ unique requirements.

Total Polymer Solutions sent the following letter to its UK & Ireland customers to announce the news:

Dear Respected Customer,

We are pleased to inform you that Total Polymer Solutions has been acquired by Formerra, a preeminent distributor of engineered materials based in the United States.

We’ve enjoyed working with Formerra for over ten years, serving our mutual multinational customers in Ireland and the UK. By officially joining forces with Formerra, our capabilities will be augmented by Formerra’s broad functional resources and scale, elevating our offerings and ultimately providing enhanced value to you.

Formerra offers technical and commercial expertise, an expansive portfolio of materials, supply chain strength, industry knowledge, exceptional service, leading ecommerce capabilities, and a prominent reputation in the healthcare market.

For over 20 years, Formerra has helped medical device OEMs, contract manufacturers, and molders manage complex medical regulatory requirements, select best-fit materials, reduce supply-chain risk, and improve production efficiencies.

Now, as a part of Formerra, TPS will be further equipped to provide innovative solutions for application development and healthcare device production.

Our name will remain unchanged, we will remain based in our Dublin office, and we will continue to lead the dedicated and talented TPS team.

We are energized by this forward momentum, and our commitment to you is stronger than ever during this exciting time.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerest gratitude,
Ronan Kennedy and Eamonn Keane
Cofounders of Total Polymer Solutions

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