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ECKA Granules

Industrials • Assets Acquired Out of Bankruptcy • Acquired in November 2010

Manufactures and distributes metal powders used in industrial and commercial applications worldwide.

Metal powders like those made by ECKA Granules are used by customers around the world in industries ranging from electronics to shipbuilding, automotive to medical engineering.


  • Founded in 1876.
  • Powders from pure alloys of copper, aluminum, tin, magnesium, and other non-ferrous metals.
  • Pan-European production plants and sales offices.
  • Operations in Europe, Middle East, America, China, and Asia/Pacific.
  • Supplies customers in diverse industries including automotive, electronics, IT, chemicals, medical engineering, and shipbuilding.
  • Strong complement to Platinum Equity portfolio company SCM Metal Products.


After eighteen months of insolvency proceedings, ECKA Granules needed a buyer that could successfully work with its creditors, strategic advisors, and insolvency administrator. Platinum Equity successfully navigated the complex transaction and met the interests of ECKA's key stakeholders.

Acquiring ECKA Granules furthered our ongoing strategy to expand our presence, which also includes SCM Metal Products, in the metal powders industry. We continue seeking related acquisitions in this space.


updated 4/11
"We are committed to stabilizing and growing the business while charting a new path toward long-term health and profitability." Barton White, President, ECKA Granules



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