skai® & Dynactiv™ – Surface Solutions
Hornschuch and Benecke Kaliko become the Continental Surface Solutions
Following the consent of the responsible antitrust authorities, Konrad Hornschuch AG merged with Benecke-Kaliko AG in March 2017. The name of the newly founded Business Unit was announced in June. Benecke-Kaliko and Hornschuch became the Surface Solutions under the umbrella of the Continental Group.
The surface specialist Continental concentrates on functional and design-oriented surface materials for the automobile, furniture, and construction industries as well as the Do-it-Yourself branch. The international company bundled its competence and know-how with Hornschuch in Weissbach from an organizational point of view due to the merger with Benecke-Kaliko in Hannover. Continental develops and produces surface materials in the Business Unit Surface Solutions with approximately 4,800 employees in the two segments of Automotive and Living Solutions at eleven sites in Germany, China, Mexico, Poland, Spain, and the USA, and is represented globally in more than 80 countries with 20 sales offices and representative offices.
skai® and Dynactiv™ – two strong brands for the artificial leather industry
The well-known product brands of the two companies will remain intact despite the new yellow-black Continental look. The two brands skai® and Dynactiv™ are therefore now available for the artificial leather industry. Both brands offer excellent products and are used in the high-quality household furniture industry and in the design-oriented contract area.