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. Details regarding the acquisition have not been disclosed. PLC Holding is now comprised of 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.
Wisconsin Oven Corporation is located in East Troy, Wisconsin, 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 superior equipment quality and performance along with their commitment to customer service has made them America's largest manufacturer of the broadest range of industrial ovens. 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.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to combine our talents and experience with those of the PLC Holding group. 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.” David Strand, President / CEO, Wisconsin Oven Corporation.
This acquisition will strengthen Wisconsin Oven’s global positioning in the industries they serve along with broaden 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. Wisconsin Oven provides their customers with equipment of unmatched quality and performance. Their addition to PLC Holding will create the opportunity for all companies in the group to provide their customers with a broader range of innovative solutions for their process requirements.