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SGL CFL CE becomes COBEX

14/05/2018

Wiesbaden (Germany), 14 May 2018 - SGL CFL CE, a Triton Fund IV company, has completed the process of becoming a new stand-alone company competing under the name of COBEX. The company will continue to operate in the market as a global expert in carbon and graphite products used in the primary aluminum and iron making industry and in other metallurgical smelting processes

“The name of the new company – COBEX – stands for Experts in Carbon Solutions. The colours black and red symbolise the connection between the basic materials, carbon and graphite, and the use of our products in the industrial world. The name COBEX is new, but we will continue to operate on the market as a global expert in carbon and graphite products used in the primary aluminium and iron making industry and in other metallurgical smelting processes,” explain Frank Goede and Andrzej Hotlos, the Managing Directors of COBEX. They continue: “We are combining the best of both worlds: COBEX unites long-held company tradition and the solid expertise of its employees with the flexibility of a medium-sized company. As a globally established brand for carbon and graphite products, COBEX addresses the needs of a target group that demands reliability and top performance. Just as in the past, we will continue to bring the best of carbon and graphite products to the market today. We will still offer products that customers from all segments of industry around the world have put their trust in for decades.”

About COBEX
Cobex is a global leader in the manufacture of carbon and graphite products for the primary aluminium and iron making industry and other metallurgical smelting processes. COBEX’s core areas of expertise lie in the manufacture of cathodes, furnace linings and carbon electrodes in premium quality and with maximum consistency. COBEX enjoys long-standing, trust-based partnerships with numerous customers around the world. Through innovative solutions, COBEX helps its customers create added value and optimise total cost of ownership.  A highly skilled team with years of experience in product development and application assists our customers with their technical knowledge and expertise. COBEX is based in Wiesbaden, Germany. The company also has two plants in Poland and a sales and technical service office in China.

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The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe, focusing on businesses in the Industrial, Business Services and Consumer/Health sectors.

Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth. The 37 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around €14.3 billion and around 91,000 employees.

The Triton funds are advised by dedicated teams of professionals based in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Luxembourg and Jersey.

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