Davis-Standard Acquires Maillefer

PAWCATUCK, CT | Davis-Standard, supplier of plastic and rubber extrusion and converting systems. has reached agreement to acquire Maillefer International Oy of Vantaa, Finland, and Ecublens, Switzerland. Maillefer is a global leader in wire, cable, pipe, and tube production technologies. Pending customary regulatory approvals, the transaction is scheduled to close in late August or early September. 

“[This is important for] Davis-Standard and Maillefer as we combine two strong brands into a market-leading global extrusion systems and services provider to a world-class customer base,” says Jim Murphy, Davis-Standard president and CEO. “Maillefer is a global leader that has built a strong brand based on operational excellence, technology, and providing superior customer solutions. We are excited to expand our organization with Maillefer’s talented workforce and outstanding management team.”

Lars Fagerholm, CEO of Maillefer, says the businesses share common values that create a platform for cooperative growth focused on delivering best-in class systems and service to customers. “Davis-Standard and Maillefer are an excellent fit. Our organizations are proud to serve our valued customers with the most advanced technological solutions and the highest level of service. Maillefer will continue to operate and serve its customers as before, and we are excited about this unique chance for business growth and opportunity for all stakeholders.”

Murphy sums up: “We are also pleased to have the continued support of ONCAP, the current majority owner of Davis-Standard. This transaction is a major milestone in expanding our global leadership in plastic extrusion technology.”

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