Tiger Group Listing PVD and Other Equipment For Bulk Offers

Tiger Group is listing four robot-automated parts-washing, powder-coating and vacuum metallizing lines from Winona PVD — including “like-new” PVD equipment.


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Tiger Group (Westlake Village, Calif.) is now accepting bulk offers for four robot-automated parts-washing, powder-coating and vacuum-metallizing lines formerly owned by Winona PVD Coatings — a finisher that chrome-coated wheels for automakers prior to being placed in receivership in 2020.

The four high-capacity lines, which are currently located at Winona’s former facility in Warsaw, Indiana, include a total of 32 Fanuc 2000-iB 165F robots; Nordson powder booths, complete with guns and nozzles; multi-stage part washers; and curing booths.

"It's rare to see high-volume, completely automated PVD (particle vapor deposition) equipment of such high quality come on the secondary market," says George Laidlaw, a director of business development for Tiger's Commercial & Industrial division. "The pretreatment lines here are 'like new' — better than in 'excellent' condition — and one of these lines was actually never used.

"While these lines are set up for wheel-coating on behalf of manufacturers like Ford or after-market suppliers, they are easily adaptable, which makes them of interest to any company that needs to coat or wash parts," he says, also calling the equipment “ideal” for regular pretreatment or standard color-coating processes.

Winona's two buildings — about 300,000 square feet combined — are also available for lease.

"A turnkey buyer wanting to keep these assets in place could be up and running in short order," Laidlaw says. "That could include a specialist company focused on coating different types of parts on behalf of multiple manufacturers."

Also available are Winona PVD’s powder inventory; quality-control, water-treatment and air-handling equipment; forklifts; machine shop equipment; high-capacity air compressors; office furniture; and plant-support equipment.

To schedule an inspection at the Warsaw facilities or receive additional information, email glaidlaw@tigergroup.com or call 616-481-1875.