Kymera acquires the UK’s Metallisation Ltd

Kymera International has acquired Metallisation Ltd, a supplier of metal spray equipment and consumables, in a move to enhance and grow its surface technologies division.

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Headquartered in Dudley, UK, and operating since 1922, Metallisation specializes in the design, build and supply of equipment including arcspray, flamespray, plasma, HVOF and laser, in addition to providing customers with turnkey spraying solutions.

The two companies will combine their strengths to become a leader in thermal spray applications and solutions. Metallisation will contribute to the continued growth of Kymera’s Surface Technologies business and its ability to deliver high-value, turnkey engineered solutions to global Tier 1 and OEM customers, specifically in the UK and the European region. The acquisition also expands Metallisation’s product offerings, enhancing its market positioning and growth opportunities.

“The acquisition of Metallisation aligns with our strategic initiatives and strengthens Kymera’s position in the thermal spray sector,” said Barton White, CEO of Kymera. “We will now be able to provide our aerospace customers with a vertically integrated offering that includes equipment, materials and application services. This complete package will undoubtedly benefit the growth and adaptation of the company’s HaloJet product offering.”

“The acquisition of Metallisation has compelling industrial as well as strategic logic,” added Adam Shebitz, a partner at Palladium Equity Partners which acquired Kymera International in 2018. “This investment represents an exciting opportunity to create value through vertically integrating surface technology materials and equipment with Kymera’s existing services business.”

“We are extremely proud of Metallisation’s history and long-standing commitment to excellence in quality, customer service and engineering support,” said Stuart Milton, managing director of Metallisation. “We have no doubt that under Kymera’s leadership, we will be able to not only continue offering great products and service to our customers, but also elevate our offerings and unlock significant growth opportunities. We are excited to be joining a team dedicated to innovation and collaboration.”