UK-based supplier to the foundry industry, John Winter, has acquired CAT International’s manufacturing facility in the single largest investment in the company’s 50-year history.
In a progressive move that will see John Winter cement its position as one of the leading UK manufacturers and suppliers to the foundry industry, the independently-owned company will take on CAT’s Warwick manufacturing facility, products and existing employees.
CAT International is a manufacturer of specialist foundry consumables, with two sites in the UK
CAT International is a manufacturer of specialist foundry consumables, with two sites in the UK. Following the acquisition it will continue to trade from its head office in Hixon, Staffordshire as John Winter takes over its 370m² manufacturing facility in Warwick.
The deal will give John Winter the capacity to manufacture a range of adhesives, release agents and coatings.
“This deal is a game-changer for us, as it will see us significantly increase our capacity and product range, allowing us to manufacture more specialist materials and continue to meet the changing demands of the industry. There are more opportunities available to us now than ever before, so I’m looking forward to what lies ahead,” said Dale Lister, Managing Director of John Winter.
John Winter currently exports to foundries in over 40 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Northern and Central America.
“We’ve built a strong relationship with John Winter over many years and they have firmly established their place within the global foundry industry, so it makes sense that we make this next move together, as we continue to emerge into new markets,” said Mike Leaney, Managing Director of CAT International.