PLC Holding Acquires Wisconsin Oven Corporation

PLC Holding of France has acquired Wisconsin Oven Corporation, a leading American manufacturer of industrial ovens for the aerospace, automotive, composite and finishing industries. Financial details regarding the acquisition have not been disclosed. PLC Holding now comprises Elmetherm, Elino, Wistra, Wisconsin Oven Corporation, and Mecarom Dotcom LTD. PLC Holding has a worldwide presence with offices located in the United States, Germany, France, Romania, India, and China. PLC Holding provides products and services for several industries. Their target markets include automotive, aerospace, electronics, chemical, technical ceramics, porcelain, automation, refractory materials, and powder metallurgy. PLC Holding provides customers in these markets with engineering and manufacturing for material handling systems, automation systems, heat treating industrial ovens and furnaces.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to combine our talents and experience with those of the PLC Holding group," said David Strand, president and CEO of Wisconsin Oven Corporation. "Collectively the group will have the resources and capability to serve all of our customers’ heat processing needs regardless of temperature requirements. It will also strengthen our global opportunities, expand our market reach and combine our current customer base for future growth.”

Wisconsin Oven Corporation is located in East Troy, Wis., southwest of Milwaukee and northwest of Chicago. Wisconsin Oven Corporation has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing industrial ovens and other heating equipment for nearly 40 years. Their standard or custom industrial ovens are used for a multitude of applications, including heat treating, finishing, drying, or curing. Many of the industries they serve require specific temperature uniformity and equipment performance documentation. Their experienced design team is able to meet even the most stringent standards for their equipment.

This acquisition will strengthen Wisconsin Oven’s global positioning in the industries they serve and broadens the range of capabilities and products they have to offer customers. Wisconsin Oven and PLC Holding both have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the heat processing field, which will greatly benefit their current and future customers.