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Michel Mateu of HEXIS wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

10-10-2012 11:12 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Michel Mateu, President HEXIS S.A.

Michel Mateu, President HEXIS S.A.

Michel Mateu, President of HEXIS S.A., manufacturer of self-adhesive media with headquarters in France, received the coveted 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mediterranean region jointly awarded by Ernst & Young and the news magazine L’Express recognizing his continued effort in innovative entrepreneurship.

The prize rewards Mateu and his business, which operates 2 production sites in France, for his innovative entrepreneurial performance and an annual growth rate of over 35% over the past 7 years.

In 2007 Michel Mateu was already awarded the technology prize for innovation.
HEXIS manufactures a wide range of sign vinyl and digital printing media used for sign making and vehicle markings. The company recently launched a series of high performance cast vinyl films used as media for full vehicle wraps.

Michel Mateu founded HEXIS in 1989. From its inception HEXIS is oriented towards a differentiation strategy based on competitive advantage through innovation and technical performance.

HEXIS owns 2 manufacturing sites in the South of France and exports over 40% of its sales to some 50 countries worldwide, while enjoying sales of EUR 63 million in 2011.

At its main site HEXIS boasts a high tech R&D laboratory equipped with the latest scientific gear and is particularly proud of their innovative development of cast vinyl films and a structured adhesive that allows complete elimination of air bubbles during the application of self-adhesive media.

The group head office is located in Frontignan, near Montpellier, with subsidiaries in the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy and Sweden. The group has 250 employees.

HEXIS is a major manufacturer of self-adhesive sign vinyl and digital printing media used for sign making, vehicle markings and surface protection. The company pioneered their own process to produce high performance cast vinyl films and structured repositionable adhesives. The group exports some 40% of its sales to 50 countries worldwide, achieving a consolidated turnover in excess of $ 80 million in 2011.

Martin Kugler
HEXIS S.A.
Z.I. Horizons Sud CS 970003
34118 Frontignan CEDEX
France

Tel. +33 467 18 66 84
Fax +33 467 18 36 98
e-mail martin.kugler@hexis.fr

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