Ratos company HL Display acquires Allied POS


HL Display is acquiring Allied POS, a leading provider of Point of Sale (POS) solutions in Ireland. With the acquisition, HL Display consolidates its market position, and it will expand HL’s footprint and route to market in Ireland and further strengthen its position as the leading supplier for in-store merchandising and communication solutions to grocery retailers in Europe.

Established in 2004, Allied POS is based in Dublin, Ireland and has annual sales of €2m. Since its founding, Allied POS has catered to a wide range of customers within grocery retail, pharmacies, and shopfitters, building on vast knowledge of the retail environment and strong service credentials.

“It is pleasing that HL Display continues its European expansion. This acquisition is fully in line with Ratos’ acquisition strategy, where add-on acquisitions in existing companies are an important part. We welcome the new company into the family and look forward to HL Display's continued growth journey”, says Anders Slettengren, Chairman of the Board at HL Display and Executive Vice President, Ratos.

“With its strong footprint in the Irish market, its customer base and product offer, Allied POS is a great fit for HL”, says Björn Borgman, CEO of HL Display. “This acquisition will help us to gain broader distribution in the dynamic grocery and convenience markets in Ireland and strengthen our position as the leading supplier for in-store merchandising and communication solutions across Europe. I believe together we are creating an even stronger offer for Irish retailers, and I am delighted to welcome Allied POS to HL.”

About HL Display
HL is a global leader in in-store merchandising and communication solutions, helping customers to create a better shopping experience around the world. Founded in 1954, HL today is present in more than 70 countries and solutions can be found in 295,000 stores. The HL Display Group has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and sales companies covering 26 markets as well as distributor partners covering the remaining markets globally. The five production facilities are located in Sweden, Poland, the UK and China. HL Display has 1,100 employees and net sales of 1,700 MSEK.


For further questions, please contact:
Anders Slettengren, Chairman of the Board, HL Display and Executive Vice President, Ratos
+46 72 589 89 00

Josefine Uppling, VP Communication, Ratos
+46 76 114 54 21

Björn Borgman, CEO, HL Display
+46 72 264 17 90

About Ratos
Ratos is a business group consisting of 16 companies divided into three business areas: Construction & Services, Consumer and Industry. In total 2021, the companies have approximately SEK 28 billion in net sales. Our business concept is to own and develop companies that are or can become market leaders. We have a distinct corporate culture and strategy – everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in execution and It’s All About People. We enable independent companies to excel by being part of something larger. People, leadership, culture and values are key focus areas.