Darmstadt, June 21, 2011

    Schenck Process acquires Pentec

    Schenck Process, Germany is pleased to announce its acquisition of Pentec based in Caeté Brazil. Serving both the new equipment and after-sales markets, this acquisition reinforces the position of Schenck Process as a global supplier of solutions throughout the process industries.

    Founded in 1975, Pentec is a leading manufacturer and supplier of polyurethane and rubber screening products. Solutions include use in vibratory screening equipment, rubber lining for ball mills and wearing parts in the mining industry. Pentec has achieved its leading position through the focussed application of technology, innovation and design based on many years of servicing the mining and heavy industries.

    Dr Jochen Weyrauch, President & CEO Schenck Process, commented, “We warmly welcome Pentec to the Schenck Process Group. The combined product offering now enables customers to purchase both their capital equipment, i.e. vibratory screening machines, and wearing parts from one source. Operating in often the harshest of environments in the mining and heavy industries, Schenck Process and Pentec share the same business philosophy of optimising customers’ processes and safeguarding them in the long term through an excellent after-sales service.
    The acquisition of Pentec is an important step in the globalisation of our Mining business. It provides a platform in Brazil for us to introduce our complete range of products and solutions for the mining industry.”

    “Pentec is excited about joining Schenck Process and is enthusiastic about the opportunities this brings. Pentec has led the Brazilian market through its product development and customer service, and Schenck Process offers us the opportunity to expand alongside a world market leader,” commented Paulo Jalles, Commercial Director of Pentec.

    Danilo Alves, Managing Director of the Brazil Location added, “We wish Pentec’s team the very best in their future work. We believe that Schenck Process is a great home for Pentec and that by combining the two businesses, we will be better positioned to service the market in Brazil and beyond”

    Schenck Process, based in Darmstadt, Germany, is a global market leader of solutions in measuring and process technologies in industrial weighing, feeding, conveying, screening and automation. Schenck Process develops, manufactures and markets a full range of solutions, products and turnkey systems by combining process engineering expertise, reliable components and field-proven technology.

    Schenck Process is organised along five International Business Segments, namely:

    Heavy: Cement, gypsum, sand & gravel, steel and NF metals industries
    Light: Chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals and plastics industries
    Mining: Mining industries
    Power: Coal-fired power plants and associated industries
    Transport Automation: Transport automation processes over road, rail and port

    With 32 Locations in 5 continents, Schenck Process employs 2,800 people worldwide.