Gurit acquires wind blade mold automation provider PH Windsolutions

Gurit intends to integrate the acquired business activities into its tooling business unit.

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Gurit UK (Zurich, Switzerland) has acquired PH Windsolutions (Montreal, Canada), which includes its staff, operating assets and product IP in the form of an asset deal, as well as PH Windsolutions B.V., based in Oldenzaal, The Netherlands. The closing of the transaction is expected by the end of August 2017.

PH Windsolutions specializes in wind blade mold automation systems (mold turning systems, mold alignment and clamping systems, mold heating systems and shear web installation devices) and related installation and customer service. The company has also started to supply the aerospace industry with manufacturing automation systems.  

This acquisition is targeted at further strengthening the Gurit Tooling technology position with the latest automation systems. It further widens the addressable customer base for Gurit in the wind and aerospace markets. It also helps to achieve full global presence for Gurit Tooling, especially in the American region with the new location in Montreal, Canada, on top of the existing Gurit Tooling presence in Taicang, China and in Szczecin, Poland.

"We are delighted by this opportunity that will further strengthen our market leading position in wind blade mold making and create added value for our customers worldwide," says Bing Chen, general manager of Gurit Tooling.

Founded in 2008, PH Windsolutions currently employs 66 staff in total. Gurit intends to integrate the acquired business activities into its tooling business unit. The PH Windsolutions Management with Marc Robitaille as president and Ian Comishin as director of operations with their entire team are committed to staying with Gurit Tooling and jointly developing the combined business further with Bing Chen, general manager of Gurit Tooling and his team.