Manoir Industries Has Acquired Hi-Tech Fabrication Ltd., a Specialist Fabricator of Welded Assemblies

PARIS--()--Manoir Industries SA (Manoir), a designer and manufacturer of highly-engineered specialty metal components and assemblies for the aerospace, petrochemical, energy, steel, and defence industries, today announced that it has acquired Hi-Tech Fabrication Ltd. (Hi-Tech), a niche provider of welded assemblies in heat resistant and corrosion resistant steels and alloys for the petrochemical, oil and gas, and power industries. Hi-Tech, which is located in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire and is ISO 9001:2000 approved, specialises in high temperature and high pressure furnace tubes and components. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Manoir, which is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (Sun Capital), a leading U.S.-based private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, has nine manufacturing facilities (eight in France and one in Belgium), two joint ventures in China, two joint-ventures in India, and employs over 3,000 employees.

Philippe Royer, President and CEO, Manoir Industries SA, commented, We are very pleased to augment our global fabrication network through the acquisition of Hi-Tech Fabrication, under the leadership of its Founder and CEO, Steve Strama, a supplier of many years standing. This transaction re-enforces our ongoing efforts to develop welding capabilities in many parts of the globe which will allow us to offer our customers a broader range of furnace components, thereby effecting operational improvements given the geographic proximity to our customer base, and to pursue new sales and marketing opportunities.

Steve Strama, President and CEO, Hi-Tech Fabrication Ltd., added, I am very pleased to have joined Manoir Industries at this exciting point in its evolution. With the support of a larger operating partner, Hi-Tech will have the capability to expand its business while maintaining superlative customer service. I am looking forward to the challenge.

Nathaniel J. Meyohas, Vice President, Sun European Partners, LLP, stated, Our affiliate, Sun Capital Partners, is delighted to support Manoir in strengthening its value proposition in its niche industry segments though the acquisition of Hi-Tech Fabrication and other such companies that might be suitable growth partners.

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Sun European Partners, LLP
Nathaniel J. Meyohas, Vice President
+44-2079-295-906
www.SunEuropeanPartners.com

Contacts

Sun European Partners, LLP
Nathaniel J. Meyohas, Vice President
+44-2079-295-906
www.SunEuropeanPartners.com