Announcement: Strategic partnership launched.


Kalle and Tub-Ex have decided to join forces. Pro-Ex, a NEW Tub-Ex established sales company, has taken over Kalle’s subsidiary - Kalle Nordic Aps in Aalborg, thereby ensuring an even stronger platform for Kalle – Tub-ex - Pro-Ex and their customers in the Nordic countries. Utilizing the +30 years of casing & converting experience, Tub-Ex has earned and proven from its place in North Jylland - Taars in Denmark combined with the former Kalle Nordic Team’s 20 years of Nordic market experience in Aalborg. This brings many synergies for both companies, allowing them to offer a broad & well-known product portfolio, overlapping technologies, and years of market and application experiences, as well as the newest Tub-Ex technology Tublin® Dry-Curing bags. This will be most beneficial for business partners and customers in bringing value to their services & products.
Pro-Ex becomes the exclusive distributor for Kalle Group products in the Nordic markets (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland & Faroe Islands) by acquiring the Kalle Nordic activities in Aalborg Denmark as of December 1st 2017.

Kalle Group World Wide will likewise distribute and sell Tub-Ex polymer Dry-Curing bag technology Tublin® through its worldwide business network, developing an even larger product portfolio to be offered to its customers. The Tublin® bag-technology – preliminary used for Dry-curing of meat products, is a new application/technology for the Kalle Group. The Tublin® product & technology won a food and beverage price in Chicago NRA Show back in 2011.

Pierre Ferracci, Global Director – Sales and Marketing of the Kalle Group:
"We are delighted to announce the accomplishment of this partnership & alliance. Our Customers worldwide will now benefit from an extended product portfolio and technology platform (casings, bags and technology expertise) in one company – KALLE. We are looking forward to offering the added value this gives to our customers.”

 Jens Boelskifte, CEO of Tub-Ex:
“The Partnership & alliance with the Kalle Group provides both companies a real opportunity to utilize synergies and technologies, whilst best serving our customers with state of the art products and know-how, allowing this alliance to be customers’ preferred Partner in Process. Our aim is to be both Local, Regional and Global and still remain customer driven - tailor-making specialists.”

The Tub-Ex acquisition of the Kalle Nordic activities, will still be managed by Claus Jensen & Team in the future under the name Pro-ex. Professional-experts in food processing “supplies” that are needed in Food applications and processing under the slogan “Your Partner in Process” allowing the Pro-Ex name also to be translated as Processing-experts for the meat industry.

 Claus Jensen, Managing director, Pro-ex:
“I am really looking forward to this new Partnership & alliance which ensures an even stronger Nordic platform for the benefit of business partners/suppliers and customers in the Nordic countries. I can continue using my 20 years of KALLE experience, combined with previous food processing and packaging experience from me and my Team. Pro-ex also will be the driver of transferring the Dry-Curing bag technologies into the Kalle Group companies.
I will be looking forward to educating & servicing my former colleagues in the Kalle group with the Tublin® bag-technology. All in all - a win/ win situations in a market under pressure, with great growth perspectives.”


For further information please contact:

Pierre Ferracci, Kalle Group, mobile +49 16 09 69 92 065
Claus Jensen, Pro-ex, mobile +45 21 75 17 71
Jens Boelskifte, Tub-Ex, mobile +45 20 47 13 56