One of the world's leading producers of viscose-, plastic- and textile-based artificial sausage casings, making it one of the most important partners for the meat processing industry and the butcher trade. Kalle also produced sponge cloth used in households and for various industrial and medical applications.
With sales of over €170 million and 1,200 employees, Kalle operated production facilities in Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic as well as numerous conversion centres around the globe. It had long-standing and close relationships with its customers, working closely together with them to ensure that the casing supplied performs to the highest standards and secures maximum production efficiency.
In September 2004, Montagu Private Equity led Management Buyout of Kalle from CVC. In September 2009 Kalle was sold to Silverfleet Capital.