Kaps acquired Tacco Footcare, the German family-owned shoe-care producer, at the end of February. Through the acquisition, the Polish-based producer of shoe-care products expands its portfolio of brands. Tacco will add a wide range of products to Kaps' existing range, which includes insoles, cotton laces, boot-trees, shoehorns and brushes, among other items. Based in the German town of Bielefeld, Tacco Footcare was founded by Dorchen and Ingo Pietsch in 1962 as a producer of accessories for shoes. Its organic products are sold in more than 60 countries. After recovering from insolvency in 2012, Tacco became a subsidiary of Deutsche Mittelstandsholding. Wolf-Rüdiger Pietsch exited its executive board in 2016.

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