MSP Distributors Limited, Cheltenham part of the Interlube group of companies has been acquired by American company Timken for an undisclosed sum, it was announced in ( March 13 2013).
From its headquarters in St Modwen Road on the Parkway Industrial Estate, Interlube employs 90 people and turned over around £8.7 million in 2012.
The company, which makes and markets automated lubrication delivery systems and related components for use in commercial vehicles, construction, mining and heavy and general industries, is a world leader in its field with an operation in Dayton Ohio and a joint venture in Zhuhai, China.
The purchase also includes MSP Distributors Ltd based in Cheltenham and acquired by Interlube in 2007.
Interlube Managing Director Mike Cusack says: “Interlube are delighted to be joining The Timken group. Their global reach will allow Interlube to continue expanding its markets, and should provide enhanced investment in the Plymouth facility.”
The Timken Company, a global industrial technology leader based in Ohio, engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel. It had sales of $5 billion last year and around 20,000 people operating from 30 countries.
Making the announcement, Michael J. Connors, vice president of distribution for Timken, says: “We’re pleased to have Interlube join the Timken team. The management team brings a wealth of experience and established customer relationships, and their automated lubrication delivery systems certainly complement the Timken portfolio of power transmission products.”
As part of its growth strategy, Timken has been steadily adding to its product portfolio and sees Interlube as highly compatible to its core product lines and recent acquisitions.
“Their expertise and quality product line, coupled with our global reach and market access, will allow us to grow market share for Interlube products,” Connors added, “as well as expose new market space for existing Timken applications.”