Pavco Completes Acquisition of Plating Process Systems

Decorative offering is strategic complement for Pavco's distribution chain.


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Pavco Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina, has acquired Mentor, Ohio-based Plating Process Systems (PPS), combining two companies that Pavco president Scott Pavlish says will offer the metal finishing industry one of the most comprehensive line of technologies for both functional and decorative finishes.

“PPS’s long standing focus and leadership in decorative is just a natural fit for Pavco that rounds out our company beautifully,” Pavlish says. “This will be an asset to the industry moving forward.”

The alliance of Pavco and PPS combines finishing technology leaders that hope to seamlessly serve all levels of industry worldwide. Pavlish said that with both company’s prominences in two distinct areas—functional and decorative—a stronger and more technology-adept partnership emerged.

“As the industry consolidates, it is more important than ever to provide our partners with the most advanced products across the full spectrum of functional and decorative finishing markets,” he says. “We are very excited to immediately expand the reach of PPS products around the world through our existing channels.”

Founded in 1948, Pavco has become a leader in developing and supplying functional coating technologies serving a broad range of industry. Pavlish says that Pavco’s commitment to research and development has delivered market advancing coatings for zinc, alloys, conversion coatings and top coats that strengthen products of all size and application.

PPS began in 1985 with a focus on developing advanced decorative finishing technologies. The company quickly grew to become a market leader in decorative finishes that met both market and regulatory directives.

Pavlish says the ongoing innovations of PPS is exhibited with its unique offerings of white satin, acid copper, trivalent chrome and trivalent black chrome processes. He says that having an industry-leading decorative offering is an important strategic complement for Pavco’s existing distribution chain, and that he is “completely committed” to combining the resources of PPS and Pavco to support the industry.

“We’ve always taken tremendous pride in our long standing relationships with our distributors and customers,” he says. “Finishers can be assured that both companies’ expertise will be enhanced, continuing to deliver cutting edge products and technical service within the proprietary plating chemical supply chain.”

For more information about Pavco, visit pavco.com.

Originally published in the January 2016 issue.

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