Portland, OR - Precision Castparts Corp. has agreed to acquire Permaswage SAS, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of aerospace fluid fittings, for $600 million.
Permaswage's primary focus is the design and manufacture of permanent fittings used in fluid conveyance systems for airframe applications, as well as related installation tooling. The company has particular expertise in swaged fittings, which establish a permanent connection between two tubes, and a growing presence in separable (threaded) fittings. Permaswage permanent fittings have been designed into virtually every major commercial and military aircraft program. The company operates manufacturing locations in Gardena, California; Paris, France; and Suzhou, China, and employs approximately 680 people.
"The acquisition of Permaswage continues our disciplined drive to enhance our value proposition to our airframe customers," said Mark Donegan, chairman and chief executive officer of Precision Castparts Corp. "The company extends our reach into permanent fittings, building on the foothold in separable fittings we established with the acquisition of Airdrome. Permaswage has secured strong permanent fittings positions on key current and next-generation commercial aircraft platforms, and the long-term opportunities for profitable growth that we can derive from this acquisition are substantial."
The cash acquisition will be immediately accretive to earnings. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to be completed during the second quarter of fiscal 2014, after which its results will be reported as part of the Airframe Products segment.
Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. The Company is also the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. In addition, PCC manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials to the casting, forging, and other industries.
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