3M announced that it has completed the sale of its floor products business in Western Europe, formerly known as Dinac, to Gerflor Group. The business was part of 3M’s Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division. Gerflor Group is a global leader in the production and distribution of floorings, wall coverings and finishes.

As part of ongoing strategic portfolio management, 3M has decided to sell the business and prioritize other areas within the Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division. The business included floor transition profiles, stair nosing, and flexible baseboards for DIY and Pro segments within the retail channel. The business had annual sales in 2021 of approximately 25 million euros and the sale will not have a material impact on 3M’s financial results.

3M’s active portfolio management strategy is focused on leveraging the strengths of 3M to create the greatest value for customers and delivering strong returns for shareholders. Recent examples of 3M’s portfolio management include Health Care acquisitions of Acelity and M*Modal, exits of Drug Delivery Systems and Ballistic Protection businesses, and the recently announced divestiture of the Food Safety business.

The transaction included manufacturing operations located in La Mure, France. Approximately 100 3M employees were transferred to Gerflor upon completion of the sale.Ernst & Young France acted as financial advisor to 3M for the transaction.

Source: 3M