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Miller Centrifugal Casting Bought by Austrian Foundry

Aug. 4, 2009
ESW expanding global reach for its mill roll products
Pennsylvania’s Miller Centrifugal Casting Co. has been acquired by an Austrian mill roll manufacturer, Eisenwerk Sulzau-Werfen (ESW), for an undisclosed price. According to Miller Centrifugal’s statement, the buyer’s goal is to expand its global market presence. The ESW organization was established in 1770. It produces steel mill rolls that are supplied to more than 50 countries. MCC produces mill sleeves (used to produce steel long products, like tubes and structurals), as well as large gear blanks. “This acquisition reflects a strategic growth initiative enabling ESW and its wholly-owned subsidiary, MCC, to pursue new and emerging global market opportunities in the metals sector,” stated MCC president Ian Sadler. “The combination of their technological strengths, R&D capabilities, and dominant market positions yields superior capacity for expansion and long-term sustainability.” Sadler added that MCC expects new, capital investment by ESW, and it anticipates new jobs to be created at its plant in Cecil, PA. MCC casts bi-metallic structural sleeves and near-net shape castings, which it also machines into complex, irregular shapes, and concentric shapes. Miller Centrifugal Casting was purchased by MCC Holdings Co. LLC in 2002, a company owned by two equity firms, Birchmere Capital L.P. and Wilder-Deem.