Wheelabrator, DISA complete merger

Fabrication logo DISA Group has merged with Wheelabrator Group form a metallic parts enhancement company. The two companies, both owned by Mid Europa Partners, have been given official approval by the German Bundeskartellamt to complete their merger process, begun on September 4, 2008.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the company, our employees and our customers,” said Robert E. Joyce Jr., President and CEO of the newly merged company. “I am confident that the merger of DISA and Wheelabrator will provide our customers with world-class technologies and local service offers unparalleled in our industry.

“Our central focus as a merged company is simple: enhance our customers’ metallic parts and components. We will do this by driving down their overall costs in two ways. First, we will focus on lowering their manufacturing cost-per-part and second, by providing a longer component life.”

As a united organization, DISA Group and Wheelabrator Group employ 2,500 people across five continents and together serve such diverse industries as Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Foundry, Medical Components, Rail and Marine.

Founded in 1900, DISA is a supplier of moulding, sand and core technologies, and metal surface finishing systems. DISA serves an international customer base in over 50 countries with an emphasis on industrial manufacturers, foundries and metalworking industries.

Wheelabrator Group is a provider of surface preparation equipment designed to clean, strengthen and polish metallic surfaces, Wheelabrator utilizes airblast, wheelblast and mass finishing technologies to deliver these benefits to customers in over 100 countries.

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