The Protectoseal Company, an industry-leading manufacturer of high-quality safety and flame control products, has acquired Elmac Technologies. The announcement is a step towards The Protectoseal Company fulfilling its strategic objective of growing its international business through organic expansion and acquisition.
Customers will immediately gain access to a broader line up of industry leading products such as Elmac’s patent-protected Flame Arresters and FAB Valves® as well as market-leading Vents, Manways, and Tank Blanketing Valves from Protectoseal.
Protectoseal and Elmac will continue to operate under their respective names. Through the acquisition the combined organisation will benefit from access to a market-leading range of patent-protected Flame Arresters and FAB Valves® and shorter lead times through access to a broader network of established global suppliers. In addition, the combined technology and business development teams will now have testing capabilities across the full line-up of products, enabling customisation to customer-specific requirements.
The combined companies will be able to deliver greater operational synergies including a significantly expanded international network of sales agents and shared product innovation and technologies. There are also significant opportunities for the business as it looks to capitalise on the ‘Net Zero opportunity’ by expanding the unique Hydrogen Flame Arrester range.
Chuck Hall, President of The Protectoseal Company, comments: “Elmac fits perfectly with our growth strategy of pushing further into the high-quality safety and flame control products market. This acquisition will further diversify our portfolio and strengthen our position as a leading supplier of quality safety products. There are customer and technical collaborations that will benefit both businesses as we look to deliver on the safety requirements of our growing customer base.”
Lew Bingham, Managing Director of Elmac Technologies, comments: “The agreement further strengthens our product portfolio and marks the next step in the delivery of the ambitious growth plans we have for the business. There are obvious operational synergies between the businesses and we are excited by the opportunity to extend our range and reach into new markets.”
The Protectoseal Company was established in 1925 and is based in Bensenville, Illinois, USA. Protectoseal designs and manufactures industrial safety products used to control pressures and vacuums in liquid storage tank applications including protection from flames and detonations involving flammable and explosive vapours. Protectoseal offers a broad range of safety-critical and environmental emission control products including pressure and vacuum relief vents, emergency relief vents, tank blanketing valves, flame and detonation arresters, bubble tight vents and gauge hatches.
Established in 1948, Elmac Technologies is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of process-critical safety products. Headquartered in the UK, with state-of-the-art facilities for the design, manufacture, and testing of their patented Flame Arresters and Low-Pressure Venting Equipment. Their safety-critical products are manufactured in accordance with relevant international standards and are used in a wide range of industries. The experienced technical team at Elmac work closely with its global customer base to design cost-effective solutions that meet or exceed their requirements in terms of both safety and operational performance.