25/01/2021 – Compounds for the cable industry

Merger of Inhol with Melos successfully completed

With the acquisition of Inhol B.V. in 2018, Melos GmbH expanded its product offering of special compounds for the cable industry, strengthening its activities and portfolio. In December 2020, both companies were merged.


Merged since the end of 2020: Inhol with Melos. © Melos


In January 2018, Inhol (based in Soest, the Netherlands) was taken over by the German Company Melos. Since then, Inhol has functioned as a part of and on behalf of Melos. In the end of 2020, the two companies finally merged. As a result, many years of faithful cooperation in the project business and innovative product development now move forward to the next stage.

Two specialists join forces

Inhol B.V. was founded in the Netherlands by Ron Goethals and Jacob Steendam in the year 1989. A special field of the company is the production of resistant compound solutions for use in extreme conditions, particularly in the fields of heat-shrink tubing and heat and moisture-resistant compound solutions for the cable industry. Melos GmbH is a leading manufacturer of compounds for the cable industry and granules for the sports and leisure sector. Through the merger, Melos is expanding its existing portfolio in the field of cable compounds and therefore gaining relevance as a manufacturer for the cable industry.

“We are very pleased with the successful merger. The two business fields complement each other perfectly. In addition to existing products, we can now offer our customers an expanded portfolio of special compounds for the cable industry,” says Marcus Hohlweck, Head of Cable Compounds at Melos. “In particular, we will be able to expand our activities abroad, which will help us to achieve a stronger and more competitive position on the global market for cable compounds.”

Compound solutions from Inhol will continue to be available in the same high quality from Melos. Information about products and contact details can be found at www.melos-gmbh.com/cable-compounds.


About Melos GmbH

A team of 200 employees at the company headquarters in Melle in Lower Saxony, Germany, supports installers and processors around the world with know-how, products and services – continuing a tradition that started over 80 years ago. Melos develops and produces coloured rubber granules and system components for artificial turf pitches, running tracks, multipurpose sports fields and playgrounds, as well as customised industrial compounds used in the cable manufacturing industry and in the automotive sector, for instance.