PLC Holding acquires Wisconsin Oven

French firm also owns Elmetherm, Elino and Wistra


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PLC Holding of France has acquired Wisconsin Oven Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial ovens for the aerospace, automotive, composite and finishing industries. Details regarding the acquisition were not disclosed.
PLC Holding – which also owns Elmetherm, Elino and Wistra with offices located in the United States, Germany, France, Romania, India, and China ‑ provides engineering and manufacturing for material handling systems, automation systems, heat treating industrial ovens and furnaces for several industries, with target markets such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, chemical, technical ceramics, porcelain, automation, refractory materials, and powder metallurgy.
Wisconsin Oven Corporation is located in East Troy, 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.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to combine our talents and experience with those of the PLC Holding group,” says David Strand, president and CEO of Wisconsin Oven. “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.”
Strand says the 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.



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