Company Adds to Existing U.K. Presence
LIMA, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MetoKote
Corporation, the world leader in advanced coating technologies, announced today
the acquisition of Malcolm Enamellers ACP Limited (Malcolms), a leading coating
company in Wednesbury, United Kingdom, in the Greater Birmingham area.
Malcolms is a wholly owned subsidiary of MetoKote
Corporation, and will operate under the name Malcolm Enamellers ACP
Limited. Similar to MetoKote's background, Malcolms began operations in a
small garage in 1946 and has steadily grown as a result of executing a highly
customer focused strategy and by offering innovative solutions in the UK
coatings industry. A formerly family owned business with 180 employees,
the new facility brings with it a well-respected reputation for quality coating
services in the United Kingdom. Malcolms primarily serves the major automotive
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) and other agricultural &
Malcolms currently houses two electrocoat lines that can
process parts up to 10 ft. (3 meters) and up to 1100 lbs. (500Kg,) and a dual
purpose system providing powder coat and wet paint capabilities.
Malcolm's is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 quality standards by BSI
and has their own in-house testing laboratory. To facilitate the
logistics services for their customers, the company also operates its own fleet
of trucks to support just-in-time services with its strategic customers.
MetoKote has had a presence in the United Kingdom since 1997
when it purchased Pegasus Phosprime Limited in Daventry. This was
MetoKote's first facility located outside the United States, and since that
time we have added additional facilities in the UK as well as facilities in
Canada, Mexico, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
"We are thrilled to have Malcolms as part of the
MetoKote family and to expand our footprint in the UK market," stated
Jeffrey Oravitz, President & Chief Executive Officer for MetoKote
Corporation. "Malcolms complements our existing footprint in
Daventry very well and further builds upon our position as the global market
leader in protective coating services."