Engineering & Mining Journal

APR 2019

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APRIL 2019 • E&MJ 69 SUPPLIERS REPORT to do this themselves in real-time without the risk of human error." Transco makes conveyor components and offers design, installation, mainte- nance and repair services. Motion Industries to Acquire Robotics Company Maintenance parts supplier Motion In- dustries Inc. reported it will acquire Axis New England and Axis New York, an au- tomation and robotics company based in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA. The for- mer will add Axis to its Automation Solu- tions Group. With expertise in advanced machine automation, Axis will continue its focus on motion control, robotics and machine vision, Motion Industries reported. The transaction was calendared to close on March 1, and is subject to cus- tomary closing conditions. Motion Industries supplies bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling solutions. Sika Buys Canadian Shotcrete-supplier Sika AG announced it will acquire King Packaged Materials a large independent Canadian manufacturer of dry shotcrete and mortars for concrete repair. King, with a staff of 180, generated annual sales of $61 million, Sika reported. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2019. A family-owned business, King's port- folio includes shotcrete solutions, grouts, and repair and masonry mortars. The acquisition will strengthen Sika's pres- ence in Canada, Christoph Ganz, regional manager, Americas, Sika, said. "The ac- quisition of King Packaged Materials will make Sika one of the leading suppliers of concrete solutions in Canada." Epiroc Finalizes Buyout of New Concept Mining Epiroc reported it completed the acqui- sition of New Concept Mining, registered as Innovative Mining Products Ltd., a South African manufacturer of rock re- inforcement products for underground mining. New Concept Mining has facil- ities in Peru, Zambia and Canada. With 900 employees, it manufactures a com- prehensive range of underground mining roof-support products, rock monitoring systems and related accessories. The acquisition was first announced on November 6, 2018. New Concept Mining will operate under Epiroc's Rock Drilling Tools division and will retain headquarters in Johannesburg. Phoenix Lighting Acquires Bright Light Systems Phoenix Lighting, a portfolio company of JMC Capital Partners, announced the acquisition of Bright Light Systems Inc., a Georgia-based supplier of lighting controls systems with global reach. Phoenix reported the acquisition strength- ens its capabilities to support its custom- ers. The company can now combine its lighting products with a specialized light- ing control and monitoring system to bring superior efficiency and performance, it re- ported. Phoenix was founded in 1892 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. FLSmidth Doubles Size of Facility in Africa FLSmidth opened additional facili- ty space at its Delmas Supercenter in Mpumalanga, South Africa, the company reported. The addition was intended to help boost engineering capability. The renovation doubled the size of the facility, to 10,500 m 2 , in a year, the company reported. The workshop boasts a 120-metric-ton lifting capacity and 11.5 m under crane hook. The facility engineers components for FLSmidth equipment, whole assemblies and complete equipment. The addition- al space and equipment will increase the range of items that can be machined on site, the company reported. Stancor Merges With BJM Pumps May River Capital, together with Longview Asset Management and Knox Capital Holdings LLC, completed the merger bringing together Stancor L.P. with BJM Pumps LLC. The merged businesses will be a part of Industrial Flow Solutions, a portfolio company of May River Capital, which specializes in the design, manufac- turing, sales, and service of pumping and fluid management solutions for harsh, rugged environments. Stancor, headquartered in Monroe, Connecticut, U.S., delivers solutions based on integrated pump and control systems, including its popular Oil Minder product. BJM Pumps, based in Old Say- brook, Connecticut, manufactures, sells and services submersible pumps as well as other products designed for harsh op- erating environments with heavy solids, abrasives, high temperatures and chem- ically corrosive fluids. Terex Invests in New Facility, Personnel Terex Corp. announced plans for a new 105,000 ft 2 , $15.7 million manufacturing facility in Derry, Northern Ireland. Among other things, the facility will focus on the design, manufacture and development of South Africa's New Concept Mining will become part of Epiroc's Rock Drilling Tools division. (Photo: Epiroc) FLSmidth's expanded facility at its Delmas Supercenter raises its engineering capability to support local customers, while improving efficiencies, the company reports. (Photo: FLSmidth)

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